Course Title: Fashion Design Project Launch

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Project Launch

Credit Points: 24.00

Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Denise Sprynskyj / Dr Tarryn Handcock

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

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed GRAP2834 Fashion Design Persona Project before you commence this course.

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

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  

Course Description

In this course you will undertake a fashion design collection or project related to specific discipline specialisations. 

This capstone experience requires you to define and demonstrate your own fashion design practice to a professional standard in a related discipline or industry context. It is designed to enable you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate a holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

The course provides an opportunity for you to prepare for and reflect on your transition from university into your future professional career or further study. You will apply and critically reflect upon the ideas, skills and graduate capabilities you have gained through your program. It will also help you to critically evaluate professional practices and organisational demands using scholarly ideas and your own professional insights.

Delivered alongside GRAP2822 Fashion Presentation Design you will engage in presentation of research and design outcomes and gain experience in presenting in an outward facing context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO 1: Demonstrate extensive and coherent knowledge of fashion design with depth and expertise in one or more areas of practice.

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

PLO 3: Initiate, develop and realise fashion design projects, either individually or in collaboration with industry, community or professional partners.

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: Apply theoretical and technical knowledge to inform innovative fashion design responses in either collection or project mode

CLO 2: Demonstrate your ability to work independently and generate innovative project outcomes

CLO 3: Analyse and evaluate opportunities for a design project within fashion and textiles

CLO 4: Actively participate in a community of practice with your peers

CLO 5: Effectively communicate design ideas to diverse audiences.

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 fashion practice. 

Due to COVID-19 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. 

Assessment Tasks:
Assessment Task 1: Imagining the Narrative: Materials, Methods, Meaningful Design, 20%, CLOs 3 & 5 

Assessment Task 2: Telling Fashion Stories: Looking and Revealing, 30%, CLOs 1, 3, 4 & 5 

Assessment Task 3: Composing to Launch 50%: (Part A: Collection and Project Outcomes Review 35%, and Part B: Digital Design Folio 15%), CLOs 1, 2 & 5  

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.