Course Title: Fashion Range Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Range Development

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr. Carolina Quintero Rodriguez

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9223

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B511 F01 R001

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of MANU2489 Fashion Product Specifications.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Course Description

This course provides you with an overview of the history of fashion trends, the fashion pyramid and the fashion season, calendar and cycle. You will learn how culture, street-style, the role of celebrity and the new fashion-influencers impact contemporary fashion markets. You will learn how to analyse and apply trend forecasting tools to create mood-boards, trend reports and range development.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO1: Critically review, analyse and evaluate theory and industry knowledge relevant for fashion enterprise in the global fashion business environment.

PLO2: Apply a range of creative and commercial skills to successfully practice in a range of roles in the field of fashion enterprise.

PLO4: Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to diverse audiences within and external to the fashion enterprise field.

PLO5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness, and ethical and reflective practice.

PLO6: Take initiative and apply judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Apply an understanding of fashion trend forecasting to predict future fashion trends.  

CLO 2: Analyse and evaluate fashion trends in a fashion business environment.

CLO 3: Identify key directions, trends and consumer profiles to develop mood boards. 

CLO 4: Demonstrate an ability to critically review and collate visual evidence of current fashion trends for the development of new ranges.

CLO 5: Apply fashion forecasting and product ranging concepts to develop a practical range development plan. 

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 business 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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.   You will be assessed by a variety of tasks which may include written, visual, digital and presentation projects involving individual and/or group work.  Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome.

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.