Course Title: Fashion Bio Design
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Fashion Bio Design
Credit Points: 12.00
Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
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Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Van Amber
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9157
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
This course introduces you to bio-informed strategies in the context of generating sustainable fashion and textiles. You will explore a range of material practices such as bio-plastics, bio-materials, and bio-mimicry. You will explore and experiment with biological materials to consider how can we collaborate with nature to develop new sustainable materials. You will also examine developments and trends to understand current limitations and emerging opportunities.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
As this is a program option course, only Course Learning Outcomes are applicable.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
CLO1: Identify and discuss bio design examples in the context of sustainable fashion and textiles.
CLO2: Utilise iterative bio-informed strategies for the development and communication of bio design material concepts.
CLO3: Critically reflect through your process of developing bio design materials for fashion and textiles.
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 will promote your ability to propose, investigate, plan, analyse, and realise sustainable innovative fashion and textile solutions.
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.
Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:
Assessment Task 1: Digital lab workbook (50%)
CLOs: 1 & 2
Assessment Task 2: Bio Design Concept (50%)
CLOs: 1, 2 & 3
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.