Course Title: Fashion Design Compositions and Styling

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Compositions and Styling

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Denise Sprynskyj

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 9400

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 GRAP 2817 Fashion Communication Design.

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

Course Description

In this course you will investigate the role of a fashion stylist within contemporary fashion communication and industry to develop a set of styling and fashion composition skills as a way of expanding your existing design methods. You will work collaboratively to compose and direct a number of fashion shoots including a fashion editorial shoot with a professional photographer. With a key focus on styling as a way of ‘reimagining what exists’ through a series of directed workshops, industry talks, masterclasses and assessments. You will also develop your professional skills in communication through collaborations with different industry professionals and  agencies.

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 the course you will be able to:

CLO 1: Frame knowledge relating to emerging styling practices, strategies and broader contexts in the field.

CLO 2: Demonstrate a clear understanding of styling within an industry context and reflect upon feedback

CLO 3: Application of styling strategies to fashion practice.

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 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. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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

ASSESSMENT  1: The Look, The Image, The Street (25%)
CLOs: 1, 2

ASSESSMENT  2: Shoot Pitch - Reframe (30%)
CLOs: 2, 3

ASSESSMENT  3: The Shoot (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.