Course Title: Digital Techniques and the Body

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Techniques and the Body

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Angela Finn

Course Coordinator Phone: By email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

You will gain insights and knowledge on the relevance of applying digital tools and workflows in the fashion industry, to support garment/collection development and present it to relevant stakeholders. You will examine how digital development allows a more sustainable approach without compromising the creative freedom of the designer as well as learn how 3D assets can be employed across a multitude of aspects involved in fashion design. You will be introduced to industry standard software, with a focus on CLO 3D and the concept of extended reality (XR). This learning will be supported by discussions about inclusivity, accessibility, and controversies around the digital representation of the body.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

As this is an option course, only Course Learning Outcomes will apply.


Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Utilise and apply digital tools to translate concepts and 2D patterns into textured 3D models.

CLO 2: Plan a suitable workflow by choosing appropriate digital tools to achieve your goals in a relevant and ethical way.

CLO 3: Be aware of the benefits and limits of digital design and speculate about future applications of such tools and practices.

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: Working Folio and Discussion Boards (40%)
CLOs: 1 & 2 

Assessment Task 2: Individual Project Proposal (10%)

Assessment Task 3: Individual Project (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.