Course Title: Fashion and Dress

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion and Dress

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2815

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Sean Ryan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3891

Course Coordinator Email: sean.ryan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Available online

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will explore what is meant by fashion and dress and how they are intertwined with diverse sociocultural contexts and histories. An investigation of topics such as intersectionality, decolonisation, conformity and deviance, and rituals and ceremonies will give you a foundation for understanding the ways in which we theorise and engage with fashion and dress, while asking you to critically engage with these ideas as part of the design process. Project work will invite you to reflect on your own identity and background as a designer, to research a garment or object within its historical or contemporary contexts, and to reimagine existing design narratives of fashion and dress for new contexts.


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: Demonstrate and articulate aspects of historical, social, economic, political, cultural and critical contexts that contribute to our conceptions of and engagements with genres of fashion and dress.  

CLO 2: Develop skills in textual object analysis, including critical reflection and contextual response. 

CLO 3: Apply reflective insights of object analysis to prototype design and production.   

CLO 4: Develop skills in responsive replication, engaging with contextual dynamics to produce design outcomes.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and/or online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to explore design, investigate, analyse and understand fashion practice.

Due to COVID-19 delivery may be online or on-campus as directed.


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. 

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: Contextual Reflection (20%)
CLO: 1  

Assessment Task 2: Garment Analysis (30%)
CLOs: 1 & 2 

Assessment Task 3: Prototype Design ‘Replica’ Project (50%)
CLOs: 1, 3 & 4

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.