Course Title: Apply design studio process

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GRAP5367C

Course Title: Apply design studio process

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rosanna Giacomini

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will experiment with different ways of creating or altering fashion product to meet a range of different styling scenarios. You will be required to demonstrate skills in problem solving, planning, organising, initiative and enterprise to develop, design and produce a fashion design product .    

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4001B Apply design studio process


1 Interpret design brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specifications  of design brief are identified.
1.2 Purposes of product and end user expectations are identified.
1.3 Characteristics of target market  are identified.
1.4 Understanding of design brief is checked and further clarification gained as required.


2 Research relevant information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relevant information  is identified and accessed to guide design and production process.
2.2 Information is analysed and applied to design concept development and production.
2.3 Any additional expertise required for project is identified.


3 Develop and refine design concept

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Preliminary concepts are identified.
3.2 Design processes  are used to experiment with and develop design concepts.
3.3 Options are evaluated against design brief specifications.
3.4 Criterion and selection processes  are used to refine concept options.
3.5 Design concept is selected and developed.


4 Present design for feedback

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Communication tools  are used to present design concept to appropriate personnel  for feedback.
4.2 Feedback is received and considered in line with design brief.
4.3 Design concept is modified and improved where possible.


5 Prepare for production

Performance Criteria:

5.1 All components required for production are identified.
5.2 Technical aspects of production are identified.
5.3 Specification sheet is completed to guide production.
5.4 Resources and production requirements are identified and sourced.
5.5 Plan is developed to guide production.


6 Develop design pattern

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Blocks are selected to meet design brief.
6.2 Blocks are modified to create patterns that meet design requirements and specifications.
6.3 Pattern is made according to industry standards, including industry markings and lay plans.
6.4 Toile is created to test accuracy of pattern.
6.5 Pattern is confirmed against design specifications.


7 Produce fashion product

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Workplace is prepared according to OHS practices.
7.2 Materials and resources are prepared.
7.3 Fabric is cut according to pattern directions.
7.4 Product is sewn according to specifications.
7.5 Product is finished according to specifications.


8 Evaluate and analyse design and production processes

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Finished item is assessed against design specifications and design brief.
8.2 Design is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
8.3 Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
8.4 Process and improvements are documented.

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.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will be involved in both theoretical and practical tasks.
     ·         You will be required to undertake research on appropriate methods to create your design ideas and/or product and develop documentation to support your findings

·         You will integrate skills across the design process and focus on the use and experimentation of design studio processes which will result in the production of a fashion design product which meets a specified brief.

·         You will take part in practical workshops and learn to use equipment in a design studio

·         You will be involved in a presentation of design ideas

·         design activities or projects and class presentations

Teaching Schedule





Introduction to course and outcomes. Discuss weekly planner, time lines and assessments tasks.

Discuss Occupational Health and safety requirements of the work room.

Notify students to complete the on-line OH&S quiz and print off the certificate.

Introduce machinery and discuss work room procedures. Begin operating and safely using the equipment.


Introduction to Specification sheets and their purpose. Discuss a sequence plan

Stitch various seam samples.

Hand stitching samples.

Trims and accessories.

Discuss appropriate stitching technologies.



Characteristics and properties of Fibres, Fabric,

Fashion Terminology.

Class Exercise: Describe my style. Student to use site to learn garment descriptions.

Continue Stitching various seam samples.


Continue Stitching various seam samples.

Class workshop: Re-style. Students to use existing garments and re model to a new style.



STYLE DEVELOPMENT : Produce a fashion product BELT

Interpret design brief, discuss propose of the product and user expectations.

Research design, target market, production process.


Experiment and develop design concepts,

Refine and modify design


Prepare for Production

Develop pattern

Select suitable materials

Specification sheet is completed


Construct belt according to design brief and evaluate for improvement.


Class workshop: Seven Way wrap dress styling.

Process and improvements are documented.


STYLE FOR A CLIENT – refer to assessment brief.

Research the occasion; meet the needs of the client, purpose of the end product.


Information is analysed and applied to design concept development and produced


Continue to develop ,modify, refine and produce outfit


Continue to develop ,modify, refine and produce outfit


Continue to develop ,modify, refine and produce outfit


Complete modified Outfit.


Feedback and review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to a fully equipped design studio with sewing and pressing equipment. As well as access to the University Library which 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 including •Fashion magazines
•Fashion & Sewing Books
•Database (e.g. WGSN, Stylesight)
•library guide

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 undertake design studio processes as required in a workplace. 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 - Design Studio Processes
Task 2 - Style development
Task 3 - Style for a client

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

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1
-Occupational Health and safety
-Specifications Sheet
-Different machine Finishes

Assessment Task 2
 -Produce a fashion product
-design, develop, produce, present a belt

Assessment Task 3
-Research client needs and purpose of the end product
-produce a wearable outfit for the client

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task No. and Description

Element 1

Element 2

Element 3

Element 4

Element 5

Element 6

Element 7

Element 8


Occupational Health and safety

-Specifications Sheet

-Different machine Finishes










-Produce a fashion product

-design, develop, produce, present a belt










-Research client needs and purpose of the end product

-produce a wearable outfit for the client









Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
 Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
 - Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
 - Maths and science developmental support and advice
 - English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
 Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
 All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

Penalties for late assessment
 Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
 - Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
 - Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
 - Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
 - Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
 - Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.

Special consideration:

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