Course Title: Fashion Design Diversity

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Diversity

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Mr Sang Thai

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2983

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B511 F03 R008

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2832 Introduction to Fashion Design Practice and SOCU2301 Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story.

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

Course Description

In this course, your understanding of conventional fashion industry standards and body proportions will be expanded and challenged as you develop customized approaches for garment fit and performance. You will learn norm-critical approaches to design for fashion and engage in discussions and workshops relating to inclusivity in contemporary fashion practice. Underpinned by bespoke practice, you will work collaboratively to speculate or realise projects engaging with innovative design methods for diverse bodies, genders, abilities and cultures.

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 norm-critical approaches in contemporary fashion practice for social diversity and inclusion.

CLO 2: Design for diverse bodies, gender, disabilities and cultures.

CLO 3: Work productively and ethically with marginalized communities in a collaborative project.

Overview of Learning Activities

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

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: Body Studies (20%)
CLOs: 1,3

Assessment Task 2: Speculative Proposal (35%)
CLOs: 1,2,3

Assessment Task 3: Presentation (45%)
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.