Course Title: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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

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Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


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


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. Interpret design brief within specified guidelines
Performance Criteria: 1.1 Design parameters are clarified, in consultation with designer, sales team, management and client.

1.2 Strategy plan and critical path plan are developed.

1.3 Constraints are identified and taken into account when clarifying brief.

Element: 2. Research relevant information within specified guidelines
Performance Criteria: 2.1 Trends in fabrics, etc. are researched for performance, colour, availability, care and maintenance requirements and suitability to project or design.

2.2 Technical requirements associated with production are assessed, within specified guidelines and according to OHS practices .

2.3 Any additional expertise required for project is identified.
Element: 3. Contribute to design concepts
Performance Criteria: 3.1 Preliminary concepts are worked out in conjunction with others to identify possibilities.

3.2 Story themes are developed using fashion magazines, samples, swatches, trims and colour palette.

3.3 Ideas are contributed and discussed with team members to enhance success of project.

3.4 Relevant support materials and explanations are developed and refined in conjunction with members of design team.
Element: 4. Contribute to presentation of the design
Performance Criteria: 4.1 Own role and relationship to others for presentation meeting is determined and rehearsed.

4.2 Presentation is assessed in a manner which promotes acceptance or approval or the design.

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

A variety of activities, both individual and in groups will be used to help you achieve the learning objectives as specified above. Library, Internet, Magazine and International and Local Retail/Brand Research. Presentations and tutorials will form the basis of learning activities

Teaching Schedule

Academic Week Lecture topicTutorial
Course structure
Week to Week Overview
Assignments Overview
Assignment 1 Overview: Image bank
Assignment 2A Overview: Designer profile
2What is Product Development? – Overview
Range development
Product Development process activity
Students to start work on Designer Profile
3Influences: Fashion History: 120 years of fashion Historical influence activity
Students to work on Designer Profile
4Influences: Top designers/ Top brands DVD French and Italian Designers
Students to work on Designer Profile
* Image bank revision
5Influences: Style tribesStyle tribes activity
Students to work on Designer Profile
6Influences: Role of media in fashion

Students to work on Designer Profile


7Influences: Culture/ arts and other forms of design and how they influence fashionAssignment 2A DUE – Designer Profile
DVD: Art & fashion

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Any Online current fashion Information
Newspapers- Herald Sun, The Age – Fashion Publications
Periodicals, Textiles, Textile View, Viewpoint, Rush, Vogue, Collezioni, Sportswear International.

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

Assessment Task 1 (Week 3): Influences: Designer Profile: 15%

Assessment Task 2 (Week 9): Forecast Process: Trend analysis: 30%

Assessment Task 3 (Week 13): Range development: Build a range: 40%

Assessment Task 4 (Week 16): Folio 15%

Assessment Matrix

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