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,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr Denise Sprynskyj

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 9400

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.008

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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 in collaboration with your peers and industry professionals.. 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 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 and in class.

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. 

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome.

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: The Look, The Image, The Street (35%) 
CLO's 1,2,3 

Assessment Task 2: The Shoot 
Part A: Planning Documentation (15%) 
Part B: The Final Cut (50%) 
CLO’s 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.