Course Title: Fashion Design Object and Space

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Object and Space

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Georgia McCorkill

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 1897

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 2821 Fashion Expressions.

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

Course Description

This course will provide you with an opportunity to engage with and celebrate fashion as a revered object, value and space. You will learn about various sites where fashion happens: from the sensorial body to the art gallery and museum, from design collections to contemporary fashion accessories. You will explore fashion design principles and making techniques to develop your own wearable fashion objects and concepts for a fashion exhibition/installation experience, and develop an understanding of how these methods can enhance your own creative practice.

The aim of this course is to provide creative practitioners from various disciplines an introduction to designing fashion experiences with a focus on basic principles for producing fashion spaces, places and objects.


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: Identify and analyse fashion and other contexts relevant to fashion object/artefact/accessory within the area of fashion and textiles and related disciplines.

CLO 2: Apply key principles of design for wearable and sensorial experiences to fashion specific outcomes.

CLO 3: Evaluate and reflect on design principles specific to the body and apply them to an individual design project.

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, including in-class discussion, peer feedback and prototype testing, and live presentations of work.  

You will design and make wearable fashion objects, which will involve: hands-on experimentation, making and prototyping with bodies and materials, drawing/image-making, and use of specialty design spaces and equipment. As part of learning and experiencing fashion spaces and places, there may be activities and excursions off campus. You will also complete self-directed activities outside of class each week to develop your personal design project directions. All class activities promote your ability to explore design, investigate, analyse and understand fashion practice. 

Note: You will need to provide/purchase materials for prototyping in this course, as well as budget for a gallery/museum entry fee. Required materials (for in-class experimental practice activities) will be listed on RMIT Canvas along with sources and suppliers. Use of repurposed and scrap materials is encouraged where suitable, along with group purchases to keep costs and waste minimal. Materials and costs for your personal project will vary depending on individual design directions, so you are encouraged to consider personal budget as part of fashion design process. 


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 and fashion experiences relevant to the focus of your own learning. 

There are services and resources 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 website. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes.

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

Assessment Task 1: Design Propositions and Experimental Practice [Various Formats] 50%
CLOs: 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Fashion, Object, Space [Various Formats, Design object & Exhibition/Installation experience] 50%
CLOs: 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.