Course Title: Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5336 Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Title: Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term2 2016

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will investigate, evaluate and analyse global design trends and the effect they on contemporary fashion. You will investigate popular culture, look at forecasting trends and style a photo shoot around a predicted trend.

This unit is delivered and assessed with GRAP5362C (BSBDES602) Research global design trends and GRAP5361C (BSBDES601) Manage design realisation.             

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LMTFD4014B - Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction technique

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5007B Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs


1 Identify significant influences  on contemporary fashion

1. Identify significant influences on contemporary fashion

2 Review theories of fashion adoption and dissemination

2. Review theories of fashion adoption and dissemination

3 Analyse role of 21st century media on fashion adoption and dissemination

3. Analyse role of 21st century media on fashion adoption and dissemination

4 Identify how future directions in fashion are predicted

4. Identify how future directions in fashion are predicted

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to manage the design process from design concept to photo shoot and final design realisation. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed.

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period and on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as 'not yet competent' on a first assessment attempt and 'competent' on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but will not be eligible for grading. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a Competency Achieved (CAG)

Assessment will include:

Task 1 - Origin of a Trend
Task 2 - Trend forecast
Task 3 - Editorial Shoot

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved.
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