Course Title: Advanced Design Concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 030809

Program: C5115

Course Title: Advanced Design Concepts

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 35.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9214

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required for the development and presentation of garment design concepts to the client within specified enterprise guidelines.
Students will:
1. Research fashion trends identifying market categories, themes, colours/texture/fabrics and garment types and details
2. Work in a team or consult with peers on design concepts
3. Apply advanced trade sketching techniques including design specifications to industry standards
4. Apply advanced presentation skills when preparing range concepts and specifications
5. Demonstrate use of both manual and CAD techniques
6. Consider point of sale/price point constraints when designing and prepare relevant specifications
7. Work to design brief requirements including point of sale/price point constraints
8. Develop presentation techniques for specialist fashion categories including men’s and children’s wear.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites: Design Concepts and Development A and B
Co-requisites: CAD Design Concepts, Product Development and Production 1 & 2

National Competency Codes and Titles


Develop/present design concept/s within specified guidelines


Cost range/garment in conjunction with production area

Develop design concepts and details in consultation with others

Generate and select initial concepts in consultation with others

Maintain records

Research fashion garment

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Part B of the guide.

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
Produce advanced accurate trade sketches and presentation drawings by following design brief.
• Producing templates for specialist fashion categories including children’s and menswear.
• Use a variety of media, techniques, formates and presentation styles to professional standards.
• Complete research project in fashion trends.
• Explore the use of computer aided design as a media for presentation to industry standards.
• Written design rationale as required.
• Produce accurate garment design specifications.
• Produce costing specifications.
• Participate in the presentation of garment designs to a group as required.