Course Title: Contemporary Fashion Design Presentations and Publications

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Fashion Design Presentations and Publications

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Laura Gardner

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9719

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B008 F12 R006

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will develop strategies to communicate your work in publishing and presentation formats, predominantly towards a key presentation or publication outcome. Based on foundational knowledge in fashion communication skills, you will develop an outward-facing publication or event-based fashion presentation for a specific context. 

In this course you will apply conceptual, critical or creative thinking to produce a publication or event-based project that communicates directly to an identified audience. You will work collaboratively, or individually on communication-based outcomes. The course enables you to frame your work through image, film, performance, publishing and writing in the context of contemporary approaches in the fashion industry and broader creative fields. You will develop skills in editing and curation of content appropriate to the intentions and audience of editorial, exhibition and performance-based content. 

Through an industry-based (WIL) learning environment, this course allows you to deepen your understanding of creative approaches, markets (from niche to mainstream) and contexts for fashion communication and position your work within this.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. See the WAM information web page for more information.

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:

CLO1: Work effectively with student colleagues as well as industry partners and public on collaborative, publication or event-based projects.

CLO2: Develop an understanding of the field of fashion publications and/ or event-based presentations within a contemporary context.

CLO3: Develop an understanding of the field of fashion publications and/ or event-based expressions within a contemporary context.

CLO4: Develop and engage with efficient and professional working practices in order to plan, produce and deliver a publication or event-based 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. These will be supported by a series of masterclasses that map to the assessment tasks.

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:

Assignment 1: Mini-project, 20%

CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assignment 2: Mock up + project plan 30%
CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assignment 3: Public fashion design presentation and/or publication, 50% 

CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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.