Course Title: Fashion Design Reuse

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Reuse

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Denise Sprynskyj

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9400

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B511 F03 R008-1

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP2816 Fashion and Textiles Materials before you commence this course.

Course Description

This course introduces you to the concepts of sustainable practice and fashion innovation through reinvention. You will learn to apply sustainable and ethical design theory to the practices of re-design and re-manufacture within an industrial fashion context. You will also learn how to apply your emerging design skills to demonstrate sustainable design techniques through experimental design practice. You will achieve a deeper appreciation for collaborative and reflective design practice, active documentation and challenge common understandings of fashion design process and supply chains. This course offers an opportunity to experience different approaches to fashion production and consumption through a live project.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO 2: Develop conceptual, technical, creative and communication skills to deepen and consolidate knowledge of fashion design.

PLO:3 Apply fashion design knowledge and skills to identify and creatively respond to contemporary issues in local and global practice.

PLO:5 Demonstrate creative, critical fashion design and thinking that recognises the key concerns of contemporary fashion design industries

PLO:6 Communicate and produce fashion using a diverse range of presentation mediums and materials in industry specific and broader design contexts

PLO:7 Demonstrate, through individual and collaborative critical and reflective practice, an awareness of the cultural, social, ethical and environmental contexts of fashion design.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO:1 Analyse a set of circumstances specific to a design problem 

CLO:2 Communicate knowledge of and skills related to re-design and re-manufacture 

CLO:3 Design through application of your specified design principles, within the context of  fashion design for reuse. 

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 promote your ability to explore design, investigate, analyse and understand fashion practice.

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 1: Mapping + glossary (Presentation) - (15%), CLO 1

Assessment 2: Reflective Journal (Submission) - (30%), CLO 1, CLO 2 

Assessment 3: Individual Learning Plan (Submission) - (10%), CLO 2

Assessment 4: Design Project Outcome (Submission) - (45%), CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 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.