Course Title: Fabric to Fashion Essentials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fabric to Fashion Essentials

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Kate Kennedy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9257

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.04, Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the foundations of the apparel industry and fashion system, including the creative, business and consumer dynamic. You will analyse the cultural, social and economic importance of the fashion and textile industries within the global market environment. Through an exploration of manufacturing processes, quality systems and sustainable practices you will build capabilities to implement new directions in fashion and textile innovation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

PLO 1: Identify entrepreneurial opportunities and recognise constraints for fashion and textile business development.

PLO 3: Analyse and reflect on theories and recent developments, existing knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship, within local and international contexts.

PLO 4: Communicate propositions and outcomes to the fashion industry stakeholders, recognising cultural inclusion.

PLO 5: Work collaboratively to plan projects and produce fashion concepts within a sustainable business environment for the fashion and textiles industry.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

CLO 1: Examine the foundations of the fashion apparel product life cycle for the development of viable and sustainable fashion entrepreneurial ventures.

CLO 2: Analyse and reflect on theories and recent developments within the context of entrepreneurial approaches to the business of fashion innovation.

CLO 3: Communicate propositions and ideas for fashion apparel concept development for a global, culturally diverse fashion and textile industry.

CLO 4: Collaborate to plan and develop sustainable fashion concepts.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a lecture and tutorial format. Lectures will introduce key concepts and theories. Tutorials are used to gain practical experience applying the key principles.

As part of the course program you will be engaged in digital material, workshops, interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations. Industry speakers, field trips.

Your learning will also be derived from your industry research with external organisations.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information. 

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment 1: Personal Digital Archive/Blog (45%)
CLO: 3

Assessment 2: A T-shirt Tech Pack_How to specify garments (35%)
CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment 3: Book Club_reading and reviewing fashion (20%)

CLOs: 2

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.