AD014 - Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology

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Plan: AD014 - Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Your learning experiences will contain a broad range of study modes including lectures, practical simulated design and production studio workshops, excursions, self-directed research, industry interactions, weekly classes, and the use of face to face, on line and other flexible delivery mechanisms. In second year you will have the opportunity to learn within a workplace environment which will expose you to current practise and technologies. These learning experiences are designed to create an exciting and challenging opportunity to prepare you for work within the fashion industry. All courses in the program have on line resources and you will also be introduced to industrial sewing machines and specialist fashion design and production software and technologies.

Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that the types of assessment may be different for each course, depending on the course objectives and learning outcomes. Assessment and tasks are opportunities for you to demonstrate what you have learnt and that you are able to apply knowledge and skills at an appropriate level and in a relevant environment. As an independent learner, it is expected that you will take responsibility to seek feedback from your peers, teachers and industry partners to develop you capabilities.

Your assessment in this program will include all or some of the following:              

Assignments and projects: You will be required to demonstrate an ability to analyse and creatively solve fashion problems. Sometimes you will work independently, and at other times you will work in a group or as part of a team with other students. You will present designs, finished garments, and patterns to demonstrate your creative and analytical capabilities in the fashion industry.

Investigative reports: you will be asked to present your investigative work around fashion trends, ethical practises and global production problems.

Presentations: a form of in-class communication of your designs or research to teachers, peers and industry assessment panels.

Independant practical tasks: individual form of assessment where you will be asked to demonstrate your ability and skills in producing and communicating your designs.

The assessment you complete will enable teaching staff to provide you with feedback on your strengths and is also an opportunity to discuss improvements on your performance with your teacher/s.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage 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.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn,
- apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practise;
- interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities; and
- complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

The designated WIL courses in this program are:

GRAP2474 Knit Design and Development 4 and GRAP2472 Design and Development 4.  

Both of the courses (depending on your stream choice) are an integral part of the courses includend in the capstone project offered in the fourth semester of the program. You will be given a design and production brief by an industry partner. The industry partner will support you and participate in the review and assessment of your design projects.

GRAP2473 Industry Engagement is a work placement opportunity and  is conducted in the workplace supported by the program coordinators. You will be offered an opportunity to work across a variety of industry areas including fashion events.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

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Year One of the Program - Students must successfully complete the total Sixteen units to graduate from either the Fashion Design Stream or Fashion Knitwear Stream. Students must choose only one of the Streams. A mix of both is not available.

Semester One - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Design and Development 112GRAP2471Brunswick Campus
Pattern Technology 112GRAP2485Brunswick Campus
Fashion Design and Drawing12GRAP2469Brunswick Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Elective Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Fashion Knitwear12GRAP2464Brunswick Campus
Printing for Fashion12GRAP2465Brunswick Campus
AND
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Semester Two - Option One - Fashion Design Stream: Complete the Following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Design and Development 212GRAP2466Brunswick Campus
Pattern Specifications12GRAP2463Brunswick Campus
Pattern Technology 212GRAP2483Brunswick Campus
Fashion Design Concepts12GRAP2468Brunswick Campus
OR
Option Two - Fashion Knitwear Stream: Complete the Following Four (4) Courses.

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Knit Design and Development 212GRAP2475Brunswick Campus
Knit Pattern Specifications12GRAP2480Brunswick Campus
Knit Pattern Technology 212GRAP2477Brunswick Campus
Knit Design Concepts12GRAP2488Brunswick Campus
}
 
AND

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Year Two of the Program - Students must continue with the Stream chosen in Year One. A mix of both Streams is not available.

{
Semester Three - Option One - Fashion Design Stream: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Design and Development 312GRAP2467Brunswick Campus
Production Planning12GRAP2491Brunswick Campus
Pattern Technology 312GRAP2619Brunswick Campus
Fashion Design Influences12GRAP2470Brunswick Campus
OR
Option Two - Fashion Knitwear Stream: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Knit Design and Development 312GRAP2476Brunswick Campus
Knit Production Planning12GRAP2479Brunswick Campus
Knit Pattern Technology 312GRAP2618Brunswick Campus
Knit Design Influences12GRAP2490Brunswick Campus
}
AND
{
Semester Four - Option One - Fashion Design Stream: Complete the Following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Practice12GRAP2487Brunswick Campus
Pattern Technology 412GRAP2486Brunswick Campus
Design and Development 412GRAP2472Brunswick Campus
Industry Engagement12GRAP2473Brunswick Campus
OR
Option Two - Fashion Knitwear Stream: Complete the Following Four (4) Courses.

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Knit Professional Practice12GRAP2481Brunswick Campus
Knit Pattern Technology 412GRAP2478Brunswick Campus
Knit Design and Development 412GRAP2474Brunswick Campus
Industry Engagement12GRAP2473Brunswick Campus
}
 

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Program transition plan

There is a transition plan currently in place for any students who commenced the Associate Degree of Fashion Design and Technology since its introduction in 2012 and prior to the current program which superseded it in  2014.

An individual detailed transition map of same or equivalent courses - based on the summary of amendments below - will be provided and each affected student’s academic progress will be considered with appropriate academic advisement.

Students will be credited with all the courses they have completed in the superseded structure of the Associate Degree of Fashion Design and Technology and will be provided with an individual study plan that outlines:

- courses they have already completed

- courses to be completed to gain a qualification.

 

 

 

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