Course Title: Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: GRAP5256C

Course Title: Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6089 - 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: 100

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 apply studio processes to identify and explore commercial opportunities for the design and development of fashion designs. It is taught in conjunction with the unit titled ’Implement specialised patternmaking technologies’ and is a key part of your work integrated learning experience. The integration of work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organisations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6008B Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production


1. Research fashion trends and industry practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 National and international fashion trends are researched and analysed to guide formation of design directions.

1.2 Industry production trends and influences are researched and analysed to assess impact on design direction.

1.3 Commercial success of previous fashion products is analysed to assess relevance for design directions.

1.4 Commercial and design objectives of the workplace are identified.

1.5 Market research is conducted as required to inform development of design directions.

1.6 Information is analysed and applied to design concept development and production.

1.7 Expertise required for project is identified and sources selected.

1.8 Information sources on design techniques and processes used to achieve desired effects are accessed and used as required throughout design and development processes.


10. Present finished product

Performance Criteria:

10.1 Finished product is prepared for presentation to appropriate personnel.

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 appropriate personnel.

10.5 Responses are received and assessed for improvement opportunities

10.6 .Product is assessed for further production opportunities.


2. Create design brief

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Commercial opportunities for fashion designs are identified.

2.2 Scoping of commercial opportunities is conducted.

2.3 Design directions are clarified and explored with appropriate personnel .

2.4 Design brief is developed as an iterative process involving generation, development, testing, analysis and improvement of ideas and design direction.

2.5 Testing of design brief is conducted with appropriate personnel and market research activities.

2.6 Design brief and specifications for development are confirmed.

2.7 Continual review and testing of design brief is conducted through development of sample products.


3. Develop and refine design concept

Performance Criteria:

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 selected to refine concept options.

3.5 Marketing and distribution opportunities for design concepts are identified.


4. Experiment with design concepts

Performance Criteria:

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 and testing with appropriate personnel.


5. Test design concepts

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Communication tools are used to present design concept to appropriate personnel.

5.2 Features and benefits of design concepts are presented.

5.3 Presentation skills are used to promote acceptance of design concept.

5.4 Responses are assessed and considered.

5.5 Design concept is modified and improved where possible.


6. Scope production requirements

Performance Criteria:

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 appropriate personnel.


7. Develop design pattern

Performance Criteria:

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. Produce fashion product

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Workplace is prepared according to OHS 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. Evaluate and analyse design and production processes

Performance Criteria:

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.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will further develop  your skills and knowledge to allow the integration of skills across the design process and focus on the development and production of a fashion design to achieve commercial and design objectives.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of a learning cluster Industry Partnership Project with LMTFD6007B Implement specialised patternmaking technologies.

Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production

Teaching Schedule

Students visit Industry Partner to discuss brief and discover scope
• Research market
• Research trends
• Strategize group submission with team members and class
• Develop team and class synergy
• Critical path identified and analyzed.
Story board outline ready for critique these will include:
• Fashion Range concepts
• Styles black and white drawings for approximately 20 garments suitable for the target market
• Source Trims & accessories
• Production Feasibility
• Other considerations relating to outline

Story boards ready for team and class submission to client
Commence Pattern Work this will include
Identify target market
Confirm fabric, trims & accessories supported by fabric testing for suitability of product for target market
Confirm silhouettes and Block shapes
Patternmaking Technology plan developed including objectives & time frame
Critical paths are re analyzed
Commence Reporting process this will include
• Client / Target market needs
• Pricing and budget
• Costing and production strategies
• Global Fashion Trends
• Previous styling analyzed
• Teamwork problems and solutions
• Marketing
• Other considerations relating to product group

Continue working with all aspects of project
Continue working with all aspects of project
Continue working with all aspects of project
Approve final pattern & Production Sample
• Pass pattern and Production Sample on to team mate to produce
Continue working with all aspects of project
Continue working with all aspects of project
Hand in Project.
Present to Industry partner and assessment panel

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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.

This course will provide you and your class with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activites and assessment tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is ongoing through observation and demonstration.
On completion of the project, a portfolio of work is submitted containing several pieces of work.
1. Supporting documentation in the format of the bound report to include:
• Research of the market type identifying like type businesses. Include proof of research identifying price points garment types, construction details, fabrics, silhouettes.
• Production Specifications and other documentation to support testing of design features, fabrics, machinery, and patterns.

2. Coloured storyboards to reflect the client brief
• Technical diagrams of a wider range of garments to suit client brief

3. Patterns on card with supporting toiles and notes relating to problem solving of design aspects
4. A collection of garments representing a fashion range
5. A reflective journal demonstrating the journey of learning as an individual and as a team.

The project is addressed holistically based upon the contents of the portfolio and observation/ demonstration of employability skills. You are assessed on technical skills and knowledge as well as a host of employability skills such as business style, communication, teamwork, negotiation and the ability of the student to manage the project

Assessment Matrix

 Research and Design to meet client briefStoryboards and technical diagramsPatterns, production Sample and Grade Production of Final garmentProduction Specifications and reports
1. Research fashion trends and industry practicesXXXXX
2.Create design briefXX   
3. Develop and refine design conceptXXXXX
4. Experiment with design conceptsXXXXX
5.Test design conceptsX X X
6. Scope production requirements  XXX
7. Develop design pattern  XXX
8. Produce fashion product  XXX
9. Evaluate and analyse design and production processes   XX

Other Information

Learners are expected to conduct relevant research outside of school hours. This includes visiting fashion enterprises and sourcing information online. Learners continue working on their project during non-teacher directed time.

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