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,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Saniyat Islam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9455

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.04, Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By 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:

MC213 Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
PLO 1: Research and creatively solve problems independently, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice within the business of fashion and textiles.
PLO 3: Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to the fashion industry and a wider audience acknowledging cultural inclusion.
PLO 6: Master a complex body of knowledge and technical skills to progress your professional career within the fashion and textiles industry.
PLO 7: Investigate emergent global issues and adapt strategic responses that influence the fashion and textiles industry. 

GD203 Grad Dip of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
PLO 1: Research and creatively solve problems, demonstrating judgment and ethical responsibility relating to the business of fashion and textiles.
PLO 3: Effectively communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to the fashion industry and a wider audience, recognising cultural inclusion. 

GC166 Grad Cert in Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
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.
PLO 6: Build entrepreneurial skills to implement new directions for the fashion and textile 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

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to enquire, investigate, analyse and solve fashion entrepreneurship problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

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. 

Continuous course assessment will consist of three summative assessments. The details of assessments will be given to you at the start of the course. Information about performance standards required for each assessment task are detailed in the assignment area of Canvas. 

Assessment Tasks: 

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

Assessment Task 2: A T-shirt Tech Pack (Individual) (30%), CLO 1 

Assessment Task 3: Book Club reading group: read, discuss and review (Individual) (25%), CLO 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.