Course Title: Digital Communication for Sustainable Innovation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Communication for Sustainable Innovation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Van Amber

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9157

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will work with a range of digital media, techniques, formats, and strategies to generate, represent and communicate design ideas and concepts. 

There are many ways in which we communicate and share concepts and ideas with designers, producers, suppliers and clients within the fashion and textile industry, as well as to professionals and practitioners beyond the field. The aim of this course is to develop your digital fashion and textile skills and knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a series of class exercises and small projects. The course will enable you to effectively communicate your design ideas through digital media. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO1: Demonstrate and apply a diverse and industry-relevant body of skills and knowledge in sustainable innovation for the fashion and textiles industry, related fields and emerging markets.

PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation.

PLO4: Communicate using diverse formats and strategies with stakeholders within and external to your discipline.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Demonstrate,  evaluate and apply digital tools to generate images including drawings, visualise data and communicate concepts.  

CLO 2: Analyse and evaluate different ways to translate ideas to a range of stakeholders within, and external to, the fashion and textile industry. 

CLO 3: Reflect on and discuss your personal approach to digital communication strategies 

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 investigate, plan, analyse, prototype, and realise ideas for fashion and textile based sustainable innovation.

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.

Assessment Tasks:
Assessment 1: Digital Folio (40%), CLO 1  

Assessment 2: Individual Learning Plan (10%), CLOs 2 & 3

Assessment 3: Communique (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.