Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 5 (Exploratory)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 5 (Exploratory)

Credit Points: 24

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Peter Allan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1914

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 8.10.18

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP2244 Fashion Design Studio 4

Course Description

Fashion Design Studio 5 – (Exploratory) is the core course within the fifth semester of the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) within the Exploratory Design Specialisation. The course develops your research, analytical, evaluative and practical skills in relation to design development processes and outcomes that are experimental and inventive. You are taught to evaluate and develop creative solutions, presentations and prototypes for specific design projects relative to exploratory processes appropriate to fashion. Emphasis is placed on originality within the fashion system.
The focus of the course is to align advanced creative skills, significant analysis and practical expertise to support original concepts and depth of research into proposed design opportunities.
Projects will require the application and extended development of design and fashion theory skills acquired in years one and two. This course will provide fundamental information that will be further developed in Design Studio courses in semesters 6 to 8.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will develop:
• an awareness of experimental techniques in 3D design and pattern cutting processes
• relevant professional expertise in design presentation
• an in depth understanding of the design process through analysis and application of research
• conceptual strategies to design and pattern cutting
• analytical and research expertise applicable to design development and resolution
• an understanding of the broader context in which fashion ideas are situated
• effectively respond to internally and externally set design briefs

Overview of Learning Activities

Fashion Design Studio 5 (Exploratory) will provide students with a diverse range of learning experiences. These experiences will combine self-directed research, analysis, reflection, peer interaction and discussion with staff-led presentations. Seminars and studio workshop sessions conducted by staff and industry practitioners provide the platform for information sharing, analysis and evaluation of concepts.
Projects may be based on conceptual briefs or may be sponsored projects within creative industries. 
You are expected to partake in extensive self directed design research and analysis of fashion specific to programmed contracts. You will be required to undertake thorough research into their area of interest using a diverse range of research methods. This information will then be critically evaluated.

Overview of Learning Resources

Technical reference books, trade publications and magazines will be recommended as required and as specified by lecturers for individual project areas.
There are no prescribed texts.

Overview of Assessment

End of semester panel assessment.

All project requirements will be reviewed at this time.