Course Title: Advanced Patternmaking

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Patternmaking

Credit Points: 12

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,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Peter Allan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1914

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP 2244 Fashion Design Studio 4

Course Description

This course is offered as an elective in the third year of the Bachelor of Design (Fashion). It is a specialist course that enables you to further develop your understanding of pattern design through advanced and exploratory research, analysis and application of 3D design processes and in doing so expand your design skills. The course builds on expertise developed in Design Studio programs from year one to three.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course you will:
- have increased knowledge of the creation of patterns for the 3 dimensional body shape
- be able to experiment with design ideas through the use of draping onto the stand
- have gained expertise in developing production patterns
- be able to apply your existing knowledge to the adaptation of patterns to new fabric developments

Overview of Learning Activities

Advanced Pattern Design will provide you 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.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be required to supply your own practical pattern design equipment.
The course will provide toile creation materials and pattern making paper.
Access to equipment will be at limited times (timetabled), specifically pattern drafting tables and mannequins.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will be based on a number of assessable projects specifically related to different modules within the course. Specific topics of these modules may vary from semester to semester depending on interest and demand.