Course Title: Digital Prototyping for Fashion and Textiles

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Prototyping for Fashion and Textiles

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


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

Course Coordinator: Dr Kate Sala

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Brunswick

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to a range of digital prototyping approaches within the fashion and textiles context. You will gain an understanding of various design and fabrication tools for exploring iterative prototyping methods to develop and communicate wearable concepts. You will also critically reflect on and evaluate the benefits and shortcomings of digital prototyping processes, as well as the relationship between digital representation and material quality.

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:

CLO 1: Research and investigate the design precedents and digital fabrication methods within the fashion and textile context.

CLO 2: Utilise iterative design strategies for the development, communication and realisation of wearable concepts.

CLO 3: Critically reflect through your process of digital prototyping and the process of making for fashion and textiles.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning experiences in this course will be delivered in a structured online environment with weekly live and recorded lectures, activities and tutorials.

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.

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.

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

Assessment Task 1:  Digital Development Folio  (50%)
CLO: 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Self Directed Wearable Folio (50%)
CLO: 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.