Course Title: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5226C

Course Title: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

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

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills required to assist with research and preparation of initial garment design concepts within an enterprise.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4003B Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Element:

1.  Interpret design brief within specified guidelines

2.  Research relevant information within specified guidelines

3.  Contribute to design concepts

4.  Contribute to the presentation of design/s

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design parameters are clarified, in consultation with designer, sales team, management and/or client, where required

1.2 A strategy plan and/or critical path is developed, wgen required

2.1 Trends in fabrics, etc. are researched for preformance, colour, availability, care/maintenance requirements and suitability to project or design


1.3 Contstraints are identified and taken into account when clarfiying the brief

2.2 Technical requirements associated with production are assessed, within specified guidelines

2.3 Any additional expertise required for the project is identified

3.1 Preliminary concepts are worked out in conjuction with others to identify possibilities

3.2 Story Themes are developed using fashion magizines, samples, swatches, trime and colour palettes

3.3 Ideas are contributed and discussed with team members to enhance the sucess of the project

3.4 Relevant support materials and explanations are developed and refined in conjuction with members of the design team

4.1 Own role and relationship to others for the presentation meeting is determined and rehearsed

4.2 Presentation is assessed in a manner which promote the design’s acceptance/approval


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 crieteria

Assessment
5

 Analysis Fashion Influences on an Enterprise

Brand, styling, price, fabric, and colour

 1.1 Design parameters are clarified, in consultation with designer, sales team, management and/or client, where required

1.2 A strategy plan and/or critical path is developed, wgen required

1.3 Contstraints are identified and taken into account when clarfiying the brief

 
6

 Product Ranging Theory

Strategic Retailing

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 
7 Market Environmental Analysis 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 
8

 Fashion Forecasting

What it is? How we do it? Why do we need to do it?

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.

2.1 Trends in fabrics, etc. are researched for preformance, colour, availability, care/maintenance requirements and suitability to project or design

 
9

Trend Analysis

Fashion Lifecycles

Apply trends across various markets

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1. Visual Diary Part A
10

 Trend Anaylsis

Sources of inspiration in Product Range Development Contextulised to the brief

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1. 
11

 Textiles and fabric sourcing

Fabrics to finish products

 2.2 Technical requirements associated with production are assessed, within specified guidelines

2.3 Any additional expertise required for the project is identified
 
12

 Design Theory

Principles of design

 3.1 Preliminary concepts are worked out in conjuction with others to identify possibilities

3.2 Story Themes are developed using fashion magizines, samples, swatches, trime and colour palettes

3.3 Ideas are contributed and discussed with team members to enhance the sucess of the project

3.4 Relevant support materials and explanations are developed and refined in conjuction with members of the design team

 
13

Colour theory

Colour and brand Identity

 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4  
14

Assortment planning

Family Tree Planning

 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4  
15

Colour Application and Matrix Assembly

Applicable to Product brief

 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4  
16Forecasting Workshop

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

4.1 Own role and relationship to others for the presentation meeting is determined and rehearsed

4.2 Presentation is assessed in a manner which promote the design’s acceptance/approval

 
17Research Week4.1, 4.2  
18 Ranging workshop4.1, 4.2  Visual Diary Part B
Please note: This course guide may be subject to change with prior notice.


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

Visual Diary  Part A 50%
                       Part B 50%


Assessment Matrix

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