Course Title: Digital Techniques and the Body

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Techniques and the Body

Credit Points: 12.00

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

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2809 Digital Drawing and Communication for Sustainable Innovation.

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

Course Description

This course equips you with the skills for working with digital 3D bodies and introduces you to basic 2D and 3D digital pattern making to support garment construction. You will examine the ethical considerations of working with people, particularly in relation to supporting inclusivity and diversity. You will be introduced to tools such as body scanners, industry standard software for 2D and 3D digital pattern making, and will learn how to customise to specific user needs. You will also learn about protocols for undertaking body scanning, and dealing with privacy in the collection, use and storage of data.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

PLO 1: 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.

PLO 4: 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: Utilise and apply digital tools to generate simple 2D and 3D digital pattern making for garment construction.

CLO 2:  Customise a basic digital garment block to specific user needs.

CLO 3: Work ethically and sensitively with people and their data in a way that supports inclusivity and diversity. 

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.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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

Assessment Task 1: Ethical application for data collection (20%) 
CLO: 3 

Assessment Task 2: Technical folio (40%)
CLOs: 1 & 2 

Assessment Task 3: Project (40%)
CLOs: 1, 2 & 3

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.