Course Title: Identify design process for fashion designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: MANU5929C

Course Title: Identify design process for fashion designs

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sylvia Walsh

Nominal Hours: 40

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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:

LMTFD2005B Identify design process for fashion designs


1. Identify design process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Steps in responding to a design brief are identified.
1.2 Commercial considerations in producing a design are identified.


2. Identify elements and principles of design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Elements of design are identified.
2.2 Principles of design are identified.


3. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Tools and equipment are selected and prepared.
3.2 Workbench and seating are set up according to OH&S practices.


4. Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Colour is investigated and dimensions are identified.
4.2 Relationship between value and intensity is identified and a colour chart is 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 are carried out as required.
4.8 Documentation relating to colour charts is completed.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to identifiy 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

You will be researching and creating an electronic trends report in co-operation with your computer class.
You will be analysing and learning about colour and design theory.
You will be applying this underpinning knowledge to a product development design brief.
You will be researching an Australian fashion label and developing garment designs which you will draw as fashion drawings.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 to 6 Trends Report. Using a format from fashion computing prepare a trends report.
Week 2 to 9 Design Theory. Exercises to apply elements and principles of fashion design.
Week 5 to 9 Colour Theory. Colour mixing, colour wheel, and charts. Exercises applying the influence of colour on fashion
Week 3 to 16 Product Development. Coloured flat drawings of coordinated developed garment design integrating colour and design theory. You will be developing a minimum of 2 outfits (consisting of separates including a casual jacket or 3 dresses and a casual jacket).
A comprehensive week by week and assignment briefs will be distributed in class.
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

Jenkyn Jones. S., Fashion Design 2nd Edition.


Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual, Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne;
McKelvey, Kathryn & Janine Munslow, Fashion Design: Process, Innovation & Practice, Blackewell.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.

Assessment Tasks

Design Reference Folio includes the following 3 ungraded assessment tasks:

Task 1 Fashion Design Trends Report
Task 2 Design Theory 
Task 3 Colour Theory

Graded Assessment Task - Product Development Folio

Assessment Matrix

ElementsUngraded Assessment
Competency Task 1Fashion Design Trends Report
Ungraded Assessment Competency task 2 Design Theory Ungraded Assessment Competency task 3 Colour theoryGraded Assessment Product Development Folio
1. Identify design process   X
2.Identify elements and principles of design XXXX
3.Prepare workstation XXXX
4. Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chartXXXX

Other Information

In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical fashion design and drawing tasks.
• You will be expected to attend and complete each task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assessed and to continue with the next task.
• Your need to participate in all instructional and demonstration activities, to achieve competency in this course. You need to collect and show evidence of participation.
• 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.
• Your work needs to be authenticated in class sessions to be eligible for assessment.
Work which is submitted after each due date can only be assessed as competent or not competent. If satisfactory it will be assessed as a pass.

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