Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 1

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2362

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

GRAP2362

City Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

GRAP2665

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Georgia McCorkill

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1897

Course Coordinator Email: georgia.mccorkill@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.008

Course Coordinator Availability: email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of design, designing, pattern making and garment construction. You will develop an applied understanding of these areas through a series of practical exercises and projects focussing on lower body garments. In the final project you will extend your learning by producing a prototype garment utilising skills and techniques from research and design through to pattern making, construction and communication.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

2. Apply conceptual, critical and creative thinking that addresses relevant issues and informs imaginative and innovative design proposals, so you can make advanced decisions independently with clarity and maturity.
4. Reflect upon and assess the global context of the fashion system, so as to apply your advanced skills for life-long learning and enable you to confidently contribute to an industry that is always evolving
5. Reflect upon and assess the global context of the fashion system, so as to apply your advanced skills for life-long learning and enable you to confidently contribute to an industry that is always evolving
 


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

  • employ basic research skills for generating design concepts
  • analyse and interpret research into resolved lower body fashion design outcomes
  • interpret fashion design ideas for lower body garments into flat pattern form
  • identify and apply appropriate construction techniques to a lower body garment
  • produce accurate garment patterns and specification documentation
  • Employ basic drawing skills for design, illustration and technical applications
  • employ foundation skills in the communication of design processes and outcomes
  • offer constructive comment on personal and peer group work
     


Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectures, information sessions, studio workshops, student presentations and practical experimental exercises. You will be guided through class exercises covering the principles of design, pattern cutting and garment construction. Projects, exercises and research will be set for the learner directed hours. All briefs including the majority of experimental exercises will be interpreted individually.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided access to specialized studios and equipment.
Some materials are purchased on your behalf at wholesale prices.
A materials fee will be charged for these resources.
Texts will be recommended with reference to specific study areas. You will be required to cover expenses for some specialised equipment such as pattern making rulers and 2D design materials. These will generally be available through the RMIT Campus store and will be a one off purchase for personal equipment for the program duration.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment will include minor tasks assessed progressively during the semester and a major project assessed at end of the semester panel review during weeks 14-16.  Specific times and dates for this panel review will be given in class.

The assessment weighting is shared between both modules as follows:

Research and development module – 25 %

In which your work will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • The successful application of research to the development of design concepts for lower body garments
  • Your ability to communicate original designs through fashion illustration and technical drawing
  • Your effective use of text, layout and media within a design presentation
  • Your constructive comment on personal and peer group work

Patternmaking and construction module – 75 %

In which your work will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Thoughtful and accurate use of specialist machinery
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic pattern making principles for lower body garments
  • Interpretation of innovative design ideas into flat pattern form
  • Accurate pattern drafting for an innovative lower body garment style
  • Generating accurate and complete technical data
  • Resolving technical and design problems through pattern making and construction
  • Successful communication of your processes and outcomes
  • Generating creative responses within the constraints of a design brief

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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment