Course Title: Masters Fashion Design Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Masters Fashion Design Project

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Chantal Kirby

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3964

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus 08.12.006

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2888 Advanced Fashion Design Strategies and GRAP2889 Advanced Fashion Research Methods before you commence this course.

Course Description

In this course you will realise a Masters major fashion design project which may include a variety of design outcomes to aptly express your fashion design practice.

You will work through a structured series of dynamic simulated practice learning experiences designed to assist you in managing and producing your own design project and developing strategies for future independent design practice or further study.

This course aims to extend and interrogate your master of fashion design skills at a high level.

You will realise an innovative and original fashion design project that will be showcased in a public forum. You will evolve your capacity to work in a forward thinking and professional manner by communicating your work in a highly refined format, culminating in a tangible and/or digital catalogue.

Extending from the investigative work achieved in Advanced Fashion Design Strategies, you will extend and enhance your ability to establish and resolve your own program of fashion investigation that can best convey your particular ethos and practice. In conjunction with your studio leader, you will devise your own contract and program of study to suit your particular fashion practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

PLO 3: Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required creatively solve problems, demonstrating independent expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice in the broader system of fashion

PLO 4: Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on ethical, social, cultural, environmental and political concerns related to fashion, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in the discipline of fashion design

PLO7: Implement research methods and design strategies to design and execute substantial projects, evaluate the outcomes and contribute to the fashion profession and the field of knowledge in the discipline

PLO8: Master a body of knowledge and specific technical and research skills to progress your professional career within the contemporary field of fashion

Course Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Develop, create and master an advanced fashion design body of work

CLO2: Apply innovative research and technical skills to enable original and professional fashion outcomes

CLO3: Critically analyse, reflect upon, and communicate the concepts embodying your own work through advanced expressive mediums and design methodologies

CLO4: Position your design work in relation to cultural movements, social issues and their relevance to fashion

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered in a range of formats and may include key project milestone tutorials, guided self directed studio practice, masterclasses designed to compliment your progress and give you additional access to industry and practice experts related to key progress milestones of your project, workshops with staff, program alumni and guests, project supervisions, critiques and reviews. It will involve a high level of self-directed research, experimentation, construction, prototyping and presentation in a variety of media.

You will extend and master your own design inquiry to develop a professional fashion body of work that will be disseminated within a public realm, and which may involve working with other disciplines, working with industry partners or working independently. You will contextualise and independently oversee a personally developed design brief. 

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 courses 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:

Assessment Task 1: Materials Scenarios ‘Fit and Function’ - Advanced speculative garment/object/artefact functions, performance and fashion design prototypes, 30% 

CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: Contents and Contexts ‘Project Plan and Position’  - Customised materials and prototype inventories to communicate the specialised materials and methods of your Masters Fashion Design Project, 20%

CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: Masters Fashion Design Project - Presentation of established scenarios between specialised objects, artefacts and experiences in a specified context, 40%

CLOs: 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.