Course Title: Identify design process for fashion designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: MANU5377C

Course Title: Identify design process for fashion designs

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: 40

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 identify the elements and principles of the design process for fashion, including colour.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD2005A Identify design process for fashion designs


1. Identify design process
2. Identify elements and principles of design
3. Prepare workstation
4. Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Steps in responding to a brief are identified.
1.2 Commercial considerations in producing a design are identified.
2.1 Elements of design are identified.
2.2 Principles of design are identified.
3.1 Tools and equipment are selected and prepared.
3.2 Workbench and seating are set up according to OH & S practices.
4.1 Colour is investigated and dimensions are identified.
4.2 Relationships between value and intensity is identified and a colour chart painted.
4.3 Colour wheel is prepared according to colour mixing principles.
4.4 Shade scale is prepared according to colour mixing principles.
4.5. Colour matching for production is implemented.
4.6 Colour charts are inspected or checked against quality standards.
4.7 Any changes or adjustments to sketch are carried out as required.
4.8 Documentation relating to colour charts is completed.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the identification of the elements and principles of design, and how they impact on the process of producing fashion items. It includes impact of colour on the design process in a production environment.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFD5011A Produce Fashion Illustrations 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. Assignment – :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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