Course Title: Apply design studio processes to meet client brief

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: GRAP5180C

Course Title: Apply design studio processes to meet client brief

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6079 - Advanced 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

Susie Weir:
Ginny Yarnton:

Nominal Hours: 90

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 manage processes for patternmaking in high-volume production of complex or specialised garments

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5017A Apply design studio processes to meet client brief


1 Confirm design brief
2 Research information to guide design process
3 Develop and refine design concept
4 Experiment with design concepts
5 Present design concept to client
6 Scope production requirements
7 Develop design pattern
8 Produce fashion product
9 Evaluate and analyse design and production processes
10 Present finished product to client

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Client needs and objectives are discussed and clarified with client.
1.2 Purposes of design, final product and end user expectations are identified.
1.3 Parameters and design criteria are established and agreed upon.
1.4 Specifications of design brief are confirmed.
1.5 Communication requirements and channels are agreed upon.
2.1 Relevant information is identified and accessed to guide design and production process.
2.2 Characteristics of target market are identified.
2.3 Relevant products previously developed by the enterprise are identified and reviewed in terms of range, style, construction, price points.
2.4 Information is analysed and applied to design concept development and production.
2.5 Any additional expertise required for project is identified.
2.6 Information sources on design techniques and processes used to achieve desired effects, are accessed and used as required throughout design and development processes.
3.1 Preliminary concept options are identified and discussed with client or workplace design team.
3.2 Options are evaluated against design brief specifications.
3.3 Principles and elements of design are applied to design concepts.
3.4 Criterion and selection processes are used to refine concept options.
4.1 Preliminary concepts are scoped out using sketches, illustrations, models, samples, fibres and fabrics.
4.2 Evaluation of design concepts is conducted by self and others using selected criteria and processes.
4.3 Feedback and analysis is assessed for potential to improve design concept.
4.4 Further experimentation is used to develop design concepts.
4.5 Design concepts are selected for presentation to client.
5.1 Communication tools are used to present design concept to client.
5.2 Features and benefits of design concepts are presented to client.
5.3 Presentation skills are used to promote acceptance of design concept.
5.4 Client response is assessed and considered.
5.5 Design concept is modified and improved where possible.
6.1 All components required for production are identified.
6.2 Technical aspects of production are identified.
6.3 Specification sheet is completed to guide production.
6.4 Resources and production requirements are identified and sourced.
6.5 Production plan is developed to guide production.
6.6 Plan is discussed and confirmed with client.
7.1 Pattern base is selected to meet design brief.
7.2 Pattern base is modified to create patterns that meet design requirements and specifications.
7.3 Pattern is made according to industry standards, including industry markings and lay plans.
7.4 Toile is created to test accuracy of pattern and design effect.
7.5 Pattern is confirmed against design specifications.
8.1 Workplace is prepared according to OH&S practices.
8.2 Materials and resources are prepared.
8.3 Fabric is cut according to pattern directions.
8.4 Product is sewn according to specifications.
8.5 Product is finished according to specifications.
9.1 Finished item is assessed against design specifications and design brief.
9.2 Design result is analysed and evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement and required changes to design or production techniques.
9.3 Production process is evaluated to identify opportunities for improvement.
9.4 Process and improvements are documented.
10.1 Finished product is prepared for presentation to client.
10.2 Accessories, fabric examples and components are selected to convey range and style options of design.
10.3 Model is selected as required.
10.4 Finished product is presented to client.
10.5 Client response is received and assessed for improvement opportunities.
10.6 Product is assessed for further production opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

The unit requires integration of skills across the design process and focuses on the production of a fashion design to meet a client brief.
Studio processes are to be applied in an iterative manner to accommodate experimentation and continuous improvement in order to achieve desired design effects.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of the DESIGNING FOR VIABILITY cluster.
This highly creative project has a strong focus on experimental design processes and students are guided on how to respond to a complex design brief. After browsing the many fashion competitions on offer, you choose and enter one. A catwalk creation is produced that is highly detailed and contains advanced construction processes. From this basis, a small range of commercial designs is developed to a conceptual stage. The mini range proposal is analysed and modified for mass production.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Project Brief introduced, avenue for project researched and decided
• Preliminary concepts
• Target market identified
• Fashion trends identified
• Design Concepts (including purpose of design and user expectations
• Additional expertise identified (if necessary)
Week 2
Continue with Project – Story board due
• Fashion Range concepts
• Styles
• Source Fabrics Trims & accessories
• Production Feasibility
• Costs estimated
Week 3 - 7
Continue with Project –
• Patternmaking
• Toile/s
• Fitting/s
• Fabrics Trims & accessories confirmed
• Production feasibility
• Detailed costing including overheads all materials and labour
• Revision of work & adjustments to patterns & toiles
• Specifications
• Final patterns
• Production of garment/s
Week 8
Completion and submission of Project
Week 9
Presentation of project to internal Assessment Panel
Please note that due to unforseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Your assessment tasks are a combination of practical and theoretical. Assessment will occur throughout the course, enabling you to receive ongoing feedback about your progress. Written feedback will be provided for each piece of work.

Authentication of Work

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

You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is ongoing through observation and demonstration.

On completion of the Project, a portfolio of work is submitted. The portfolio contains several pieces of work:

1. Design Storyboards
2. Patterns on Card
3. A Catwalk Creation that is highly detailed and includes advanced construction processes.
4. Supporting documentation in the form of a viability report.
You are assessed on technical skills and knowledge as well as a host of relevant employability skills such as communication, teamwork, negotiation and the ability to manage the project timelines.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Learners are expected to conduct relevant research outside of school hours. This includes visiting with specialist suppliers. Learners continue working on their project during non-teacher directed time.

Graded Assessment
The Project is assessed holistically based upon the contents of the portfolio and observation/demonstration of employability skills
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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