Course Title: Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Fashion

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Fashion

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2612

City Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014

GRAP2680

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Jo Cramer

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2271

Course Coordinator Email: jo.cramer@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.10


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will use a range of digital software packages that are typically used for visual communication in fashion practices. You will learn a variety of digital image making techniques applicable to the fashion industry from design conception through to manufacturing and sales.  Areas covered include technical illustration, image manipulation, document design, layout and digital formatting for varied outputs and end uses.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

5. Reflect upon and assess the global context of the fashion system, so as to apply your advanced skillsfor life-long learning and enable you to confidently contribute to an industry that is always evolving

7. Demonstrate a highly developed fluency in articulating ideas, clear arguments and rationales that effectively present design proposals and solutions to team members, clients, consultants, other design teams, and government and community stakeholders.


On completion of this course you will able to:

- Illustrate accurate representations of garment technical information for communication purposes

- Employ a variety of digital software for visual communication of fashion ideas

- Construct digital files using appropriate processes and techniques

- Determine suitable file formats and parameters for a variety of digital outputs

- Design and produce basic visual communication material

- Develop a logical system for managing digital files.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered in a computer laboratory in the form of tutorial presentations and demonstrations. You will work on individual projects as well as set practical and experimental exercises under the supervision of your lecturer and in non-contact time. Detailed work requirements will be outlined in course/project briefs.


Overview of Learning Resources

This course will utilise RMIT computer laboratories and use specialist graphic software.  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, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson michelle.matheson@rmit.edu.au


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.  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