Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EMPL5599C

Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Katrina Rose

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9138

Course Contact Email:katrina.rose@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

nardia.robertson@rmit.edu.au

eleni.pierakou@rmit.edu.au

michelle.shepard@rmit.edu.au

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

GRAP5226C Preliminary design concepts and GRAP5228C Contemporary fashion influences

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to communicate and network with others working along the fashion industry supply chain, to ensure design processes and outcomes meet requirements. 

For C4219 Certificate IV Fashion & Textiles Merchandising, this course includes a work integrated learning experience (WIL) in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4006B Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Element:

1.  Describe features of fashion industry communication

2.  Communicate design concepts and production requirements

3.  Develop and maintain effective industry networks

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Roles of different fashion industry participants are described

1.2 Routine industry communication channels and tools and their appropriate uses are described.

1.3 Information needs of fashion industry participants for design, procurement, production and marketing processes are described

1.4 communication protocols of different industry participants are identified.

1.5 Workplace communication practices and quality standards are identified.

2.1 Objectives and process for communicating design concepts are identified and used effectively.

2.2 Appropriate industry communication tools used to communicate and determine design production, are selected and applied.

2.3 Language and terminology that is appropriate to fashion industry is used routinely when interacting and communicating with industry participants to ensure required meaning is accurately conveyed.

2.4 An understanding of roles of different industry participants is applied to planning and implementing industry communication.

2.5 Information requirements of fashion industry participants are accommodated in development and production of fashion designs.

2.6 Feedback is sought on effectiveness of communication in relaying design and production concepts and requirements, and is incorporated into future communication.

2.7 Where difficulties arise in communication, assisstance is sought from appropriate personnel.

2.8 Outcomes of communication and information received are documented and records are mantained.

3.1 An understanding of scope and roles of different industry participants is applied to develop networks that cover relevant areas of operation.

3.2 Cooperative working relationships with other relevant participants are developed and maintained.

3.3 Information about key industry participants is gathered and stored so it is up to date and accessible.



Learning Outcomes


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


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, Tutorials, On-Line Activities, workshops where students are challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues.

They are required to actively engage in class discussions, problem solving activities and research field work activities and self reflection.


Teaching Schedule

Week

Topic

Activity

Element

Performance Criteria

Assessment
1 Describe features of Fashion Industry Communication
The power of visual communication

 1.1 Roles of different fashion industry participants are described

1.2 Routine industry communication channels and tools and their appropriate uses are described.

1.3 Information needs of fashion industry participants for design, procurement, production and marketing processes are described

1.4 communication protocols of different industry participants are identified.

1.5 Workplace communication practices and quality standards are identified.

3.1 An understanding of scope and roles of different industry participants is applied to develop networks that cover relevant areas of operation.

3.2 Cooperative working relationships with other relevant participants are developed and maintained.

3.3 Information about key industry participants is gathered and stored so it is up to date and accessible.

 
2Mood and Story Board Theory
Mood and Story Board Formation – Layout Imperatives

 2.1 Objectives and process for communicating design concepts are identified and used effectively.

2.2 Appropriate industry communication tools used to communicate and determine design production, are selected and applied.

2.3 Language and terminology that is appropriate to fashion industry is used routinely when interacting and communicating with industry participants to ensure required meaning is accurately conveyed.

2.4 An understanding of roles of different industry participants is applied to planning and implementing industry communication.

2.5 Information requirements of fashion industry participants are accommodated in development and production of fashion designs.

 
3 Mood and Story Board Theory
The Creative Business Document
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8. 
4 Sourcing the Elements for the Boards
Methods for completing mood and story boards

 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8. 
5 Product Development
Establishing a Product Gap/Modification
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8. 
6 Mood and Story Board Development
Theoretical aspects of board formation
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8. 
7 Sources of Inspiration
Establishing a face for brand/product line
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8. 
8 Workshop - Mood and Story Board Development
Colour, Signature, Accent, Core
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6. 
9 Target group contextualisation to the products being modified.
Assessment 3 Due
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6. 
10 Overview Assessment 4 the theory document  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6. 
11 Trends Analysis
Sources of Inspiration
Social and Cultural Analysis
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6. 
12 Workshop - Mood and Story board
The Collection

 2.6 Feedback is sought on effectiveness of communication in relaying design and production concepts and requirements, and is incorporated into future communication.

2.7 Where difficulties arise in communication, assisstance is sought from appropriate personnel.

2.8 Outcomes of communication and information received are documented and records are mantained.

 
13Workshop - Mood and Story board
The Theory Document
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6.2.7, 2.7, 2.8. 
14Workshop - Mood and Story board 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6.2.7, 2.7, 2.8. 
15Presentation - Mood and Story Boards 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6.2.7, 2.7, 2.8.

Fashion Communication Tools 50%

16Research week –on campus

 

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6.2.7, 2.7, 2.8.

 
17Assessment Week
Holistic Presentation
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6.2.7, 2.7, 2.8. 
18 Results Week 2.7, 2.7, 2.8. 
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Nil


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on a research assignment, and an oral presentation to industry which includes preparation of story boards and a theory document


Assessment Tasks

Fashion Communication Tools 50%


Assessment Matrix

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