Course Title: Design and Development 2
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Design and Development 2
Credit Points: 12
350T Fashion & Textiles
|Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018
Course Coordinator: Rhonda Ingwersen
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259248
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP2471 Design and Development 1 before you commence this course.
It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at:
This course builds upon and extends the skills established in Design and Development 1. You will begin to make individual choices based upon fabric performance and suitability for a target market. You will also extend your appreciation of the importance of clear and accurate communication between the design and manufacturing processes.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
1. Apply and creatively adapt a body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in fashion design and technology to your practice or future study
2. Recogize and apply relevant technologies in the fashion design and production sector of the industry
3. lnvestigate and work creatively to solve fashion design and production related problems
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and/or global context
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Interpret and analyse information to create specifications on the handling and performance characteristics of fabrics and trims.
• Investigate different garment construction techniques to solve garment design problems.
• Apply your theoretical knowledge of garment construction to produce specifications to support garment development process
• Develop and produce garments to reflect sampling and quality requirements of the specifications and target market.
• Seek, evaluate and incorporate feedback for your own work.
Overview of Learning Activities
You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as practical exercises, group and class discussion, group activities/projects and self-directed learning.
All practical experience is conducted according to industry standards. Workshop activities include: development of garments, finishing and development of supporting technical information.
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.
You will have access to a simulated industry standard production workroom with sewing machines and specialist machines and pressing equipment. You will also have your own sewing equipment.
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.
Your assessment tasks will be predominantly practical with a component of research, theory and technical knowledge that will support report writing. Assessment tasks will be holistic and integrate all aspects of this course including designing, cutting, garment construction, quality assurance, documentation and presentation of final designs.
Ongoing feedback will be provided to enable you to monitor your own performance including detailed feedback on assessed tasks.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy
A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
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: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services