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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

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 Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Travis Hart : travis.hart@rmit.edu.au ext 59428

Ginny Yarnton : virginia.yarnton@rmit.edu.au ext 59318

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

None

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.
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Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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  to form project 2 "Moment in Time" linked with LMTFD6007B Implement specialised pattern making technologies. incorporating many aspects of learning and research.

Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops and Independent Research
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to Apply studio processes to create and produce garments that recognise and push the boundaries of commercial design

It is a highly creative unit of study encouraging the the student to move outside the boundaries of their comfort zone.It is a holistic study encouraging the student to draw on their existing knowledge and via research and experimentation extend their knowledge.


Teaching Schedule


Weeks 1-3
Students are to research and identify a Commercial success. Investigate what has made it successful, taking into consideration environmental and social factors.
•  what was going on in the world at the time
• Identify a commercial viable success from this time.
o Assess what made it work
 Clearly Identify what the idea is
 Clarify the period of time of this moment
 Who was the driving force behind the idea
 Why the idea became a commercial success
• What is the difference between a cutting edge idea and a successful garment?
• Clarify what equates to a commercial success?
Modes of research to include the Internet / journals / and Library resources.
Begin to Develop Support research documentation and provide evidence of experimentation
• visual diary and must include -
o A written essay / synopsis of your findings (approximately 1’000 words)
o Fabric swatches
o Colour Pallet
o magazine pictures and or Internet pictures including research pathways
o hand drawn sketches;
 The above must be relevant to your chosen decade and written essay / synopsis.

Weeks 2 - 4
Design and experimentation
Based on your findings above, design a complete look that pushes the commercially viable boundaries (minimum 3 outfits)
o Designs must incorporate an area of study which is new to you (all to feature in your visual diary).
Continue to Develop Support Documentation

Weeks 3 - 8
Create Garments experiment with pattern work and design concepts
Create one complete outfit from the above.
This must be supported by pattern work for your look
 This may be done by any method that is applicable
 Supply appropriate support work for your pattern inclusive of toiles
Create garment/s based on the above.
o Method of construction and fabrication must be supported by your research
Experimentation re design with fabric and pattern making methods
Continue to Develop Support Documentation Inclusive of Computer generated story boards and folio of technical drawings



Week 8
Presentation story board’s computer generated that support the above / presentation booklet
Using Cad programs, final designs are to feature in a creative, neat and professional look book


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Internet, Library, Magazines, and journals Vintage Clothing stores and markets Speciality shops


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.


Research  a decade from modern history, consider and identify what was happening in society at that time and how those environmental factors influenced fashion? 

• Identify a commercial viable success from this time.
o Assess what made it work
 Clearly Identify the concept
 Identify period of time

 Who was the driving force behind the idea
 Why the idea became a commercial success

What is the difference between a cutting edge idea and a successful garment?
Clarify what equates to a commercial success?
Who has sets this standard?

Support research documentation
• A written essay / synopsis of your findings (approximately 1’000 words)
• Supportive Research Visual Diary

Design Story boards and or folio
Based on your findings above, design a complete look that pushes the commercially viable boundaries (minimum 3 outfits)
o Your designs must incorporate an area of study which is new to you (all to feature in your visual diary).

Experiment with the idea and make it your own

Create a complete outfit

Provide Supporting Patterns and toiles

Presentation of project to teaching staff and peers


Assessment Matrix

findings Visual Research Designs

 Written Synopsis of findings to support research findingsVisual Diary to support ResearchDesigns Story boards and Technical DigramsSupporting patterns and documentation with supporting experimentation and toilesFinal Garments Presentation of project to panel of peers and teaching staff
1. Research fashion trends and industry practicesXXX X  X
2.Create design briefXX X X  
3. Develop and refine design conceptXXXXX X
4. Experiment with design concepts XXX  
5.Test design concepts  XX XX 
6. Scope production requirements X XXX X
7. Develop design pattern   XX 
8. Produce fashion product  XXX 
9. Evaluate and analyse design and production processes X X XXX X

Other Information

This project  requires the students to research many different forms of media. Consider elements outside the world of fashion that may impact on the clothing that we wear. It is suggested that the students also explore other types of research such as vintage clothing and bespoke fashion and tailoring methods. Experiment with both design and fabrication to create their final garments. Students are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week outside of scheduled class time in order to successfully complete this project. 

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