Course Title: Research Strategies for Fashion Ventures

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Strategies for Fashion Ventures

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Dr Saniyat Islam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9455

Course Coordinator Email: saniyat.islam@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.04

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will provide you with a range of research skills and knowledge of frameworks relevant to the global fashion industry. You will develop appropriate research strategies that can be employed in a fast-paced fashion environment, relevant to business, creative and management agendas. You will investigate the role and process of primary and secondary research in the context of the fashion industry. This includes both qualitative and quantitative methods of data acquisition, validation and analysis. 

For GD203 Graduate Diploma Fashion (Entrepreneurship), this course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience. Your design presentations will be facilitated through feedback and engagement with industry partners.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO 2: Critically analyse and reflect on theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend existing knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship. 

PLO 3: Effectively communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to the fashion industry and a wider audience, recognising cultural inclusion.

PLO 4: Provide leadership to collaborate, plan and implement new directions within a sustainable fashion and textiles business environment.


Course Learning Outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Critically analyse and discuss major research methodologies relevant to the business of fashion and textiles and academic discipline.

CLO 2 :Research and synthesise appropriate literature and engage in communities of practice in the fashion and textiles business research.

CLO 3: Plan and propose research methodologies and evaluation methods specific to the requirements of a research project relevant to fashion ventures.=


Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectures and group tutorials. Lectures will introduce key concepts and theories and tutorials are used to gain practical experience applying the key principles. 

As part of the course, you will be engaged in workshops, interactive class activities, group discussions and class presentations. Your scholarship will focus on specific fashion industry research topics derived from fashion industry, community organisations and or global fashion research opportunities.


Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. 

 

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. For students completing work integrated learning activities, you will be assessed in a simulated workplace context where you will engage with, and receive feedback from industry partners.

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

Assessment 1: Topic presentation (15%) and online ethics modules completion (5%)
CLO: 2

Assessment 2: Product Capability and Survey Report (30%)  

CLO: 3

Assessment 3: Product Proposal Report (35%) and Presentation (15%)
CLO: 1

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 various 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.