Course Title: Produce fashion illustrations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: GRAP5199C

Course Title: Produce fashion illustrations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5202 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Travis Hart -
Jenny Pogia –

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to produce fashion illustrations visually communicates the fashion figure in a variety of poses and silhouettes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5011A Produce fashion illustrations


1. Prepare work area
2. Select reference source
3. Select appropriate techniques for fashion illustration
4. Produce fashion illustration
5. Complete documentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OH&S practices.
1.2 Drawing tools and equipment are selected and prepared.
2.1 Reference sources appropriate to illustration process.
2.2 Reference source is collaged to assist in illustration process.
2.3 Compositional balance, scale and perspective are analysed.
2.4 Figure details are analysed.
3.1 A variety of illustration techniques are identified for use in presenting fashion illustration.
3.2 Appropriates media are selected.
3.3 Techniques to be use are selected.
3.4 Illustration and media selected are analysed for appropriateness in communicating a variety of textures.
4.1 Proportion, scale and stylisation relevant to fashion illustration are selected.
4.2 Clean, confident and stylised lines are used in presenting representation of fashion figure.
4.3 A variety of silhouettes and poses are illustrated.
4.4 Illustration of clothed fashion figure is produced.
5.1 Illustration is inspected against quality standards.
5.2Any changes or adjustments to sketch are carried out as required.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to producing fashion illustrations to visually communicate the fashion figure in a variety of poses and silhouettes using stylised drawing and rendering techniques.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with MANU5377C Identify design process for fashion designs to form a cluster called Fashion Design

This is a practical and theoretical class. You will be expected to attend, participate and complete each task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assessed and to continue with the next task.
As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. You are reminded of the learning expectation that you will complete an equal amount of research time outside of class as you do in class to further you understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.

Teaching Schedule

Wk 1
Introduction to course and equipment required. Discuss requirements of the Visual Diary. Introduce and discuss measurements of Fashion Figure Template (head to body ratio). Students to research pictures of hair and faces. Start drawing fashion figure head, basic styling / hair.
Wk 2 - 4
From fashion figure head, students will develop Fashion Figure Templates, based on the eight head / nine head ratio technique. Student’s to research fashion poses (pictures from magazines) Students to continue, to practice drawing faces.
Wk 5
Finalise Fashion Figure Templates, students to have front and back view templates. Colour theory. Painting Colour Harmonies. Paint examples of repeat patterns (yardage prints) using complementary pairs, cool and warm colours, neutrals.
Wk 6 - 7
Introduce Fashion Design Principles and Fashion Design Elements. Class exercise demonstrating Fashion Design Principles / Elements and how they relate with each other.
Wk 8
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week – Class Excursion (T.B.C.)
Trend Analysis. Students to identify current trends as featured in Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Research is to include trend analysis board and a written analysis.
Wk 9
Using fashion figures as developed in class, students to draw garments (from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week) onto templates. Focus on fabric properties and drape on body (how garments mould and sit on the body).Further discuss fabric swatches and further develop rendering techniques (tonal and texture).
Wk 10
Using fashion figures as developed in class, students to draw own fashion designs (requirements of designs given in class), with a focus on fabric properties and drape on body (how garments mould and sit on the body). Further discussion of fabric swatches and further development of rendering techniques.
Wk 11 - 13
Fashion Illustrations drawing own designs (after approval) onto figures in movement; in preparation for illustrating in different media. Include background. Introduce layout and presentation of clothed fashion figures. Fashion Illustrations to be completed over school holidays.
Wk 14 - 17
Final Assessment Students will be given a brief outlining the requirements for their final assessment. Work must be developed and sighted in class.
Wk 18
Resubmission / Feedback
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change. Weekly outlines of topics to be covered and activities completed will be made available at the beginning of scheduled classes.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual, Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne.


McKelvey, Kathryn, Fashion Source Book

McKelvey, Kathryn & Janine Munslow,Fashion Design: Process, Innovation & Practice, Blackewell

Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all design subjects:

• A3 folio for handing in your work for assessment
• A3 plastic sleeves
• Selection of pencils: H, HB and 2B
• A3 cartridge paper or pad
• Blank layout pad for rough ideas

Overview of Assessment

You are expected to competently complete all practical class work in order for Design tasks to be assessable.

Information about the specific details of each task will be supplied to you at the beginning of scheduled classes.

1. Progress work – 50%
Ongoing practical tasks:
2. Product Development Folio – 50%
Simulated workplace fashion design task:
TOTAL 100%

Assessment Tasks

Class work/ visual diary/ folio = 50%
Design theory report = 35%
Product development folio (Final Assessment) = 15%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Graded assessment

A pass in each assessment will result in a grade for the student. Where a pass is achieved competency for that assessment is given. Where there are multiple assessments for a single competency the students must achieve competency (a pass) in each assessment to be deemed competent. Competency MUST be achieved in all assessments of the course for a graded result to be obtained.

Grade Mark Description
HD > = 80 High Distinction (Competency Achieved)
DI 70 - 79 Distinction (Competency Achieved)
CR 60 - 69 Credit (Competency Achieved)
PA 50 - 59 Pass (Competency Achieved)
NN < 50 Fail (Not Yet Competent)
CA Not Applicable Competency Achieved
NYC Not Applicable Not Yet Competent

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