Course Title: Fashion Dissemination and Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Dissemination and Communication

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ricarda Bigolin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3856

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.12.007

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2650 Professional Engagement or GRAP2456 Fashion Design Professsional Practice 4 before you commence this course.


You should undertake GRAP2648 Advanced Fashion Design Studio 4 at the same time as this course as it contains areas of knowledge and skills which are implemented together in practice. These are co-requisite courses.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at:;ID=twx09y07zi1c


Course Description

Showcasting and presenting fashion ideas

This course complements Advanced Fashion Design Studio 4 and provides the framework for you to showcase your fashion body of work.  It supports you in the development of appropriate dissemination and communication methodologies to enable the public presentation of your final project, and the finalisation of a professional portfolio appropriate for global distribution.

Through collaboration with creative practitioners you will facilitate an industry interface for your practice, enabling you to publicly present your work to the fashion community.  Activities will relate to the dissemination of individual and collective fashion practices and will include preparation for dissemination of your major project through catwalk, exhibition, publication, film or other presentation form.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research, select and realise the most appropriate dissemination approach to showcase your fashion design practice
  • Explore and professionally articulate your fashion design concept through various communication interfaces relevant to future industry practice
  • Work collaboratively with creative practititioners in the field of fashion communication and dissemination
  • Research and select appropriate communication methodologies for your individual practice within an analytical and reflective framework

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Professionally communicate design and creative propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences, while working with cultural differences in an appropriate manner
  • Provide design leadership to effectively plan and manage the implementation of new directions and strategies within the global fashion industry, as well as effectively collaborate with others.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will integrate and apply conceptual, critical and creative thinking that addresses methodologies for disseminating and communicating fashion.  You will evolve fashion communication ideas that form imaginative and innovative design proposals, in a range of existing and new contexts, which assist you in creating an individual design portfolio.

You will evolve an ongoing fluency in articulating ideas, clear arguments and rationales that effectively present fashion design proposals and solutions to team members, clients, consultants and other design teams and industry stakeholders.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Technical reference books, trade publications and magazines will be recommended as required and as specified by lecturers for individual project areas.  You will also be expected to seek futher resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

The varied nature of the learning activities, including critique, peer review and class discussions, demands your ongoing class participation to achieve the course objectives.  You will receive regular reviews of progress during the course and formative feedback on your academic pogress.  Assessment tasks undertaken in this course will be based on a combination of individual and group work, documentation and reflection.  Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: