Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 2

Credit Points: 24


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012


City Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Pia Interlandi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7559

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.08

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP2665 - Fashion Design Studio 1 


GRAP2362 - Fashion Design Studio 1 



Course Description

This course extends on the principles and techniques of design, designing, pattern making and garment construction learned in Fashion Design Studio 1. You will develop an applied understanding of these principles and techniques through a series of practical exercises and projects focussing on upper body and full body garments with particular emphasis on dart manipulation. In the final project you will further extend your learning by producing a prototype garment utilising skills and techniques from research and design through to pattern making, construction and communication.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply conceptual, critical and creative thinking that addresses relevant issues and informs imaginative and innovative design proposals, so you can make advanced decisions independently with clarity and maturity.
  • Apply advanced theoretical and technical knowledge across the fashion discipline
  • Reflect upon and assess the global context of the fashion system, so as to apply your advanced skills for life-long learning and enable you to confidently contribute to an industry that is always evolving
  • Demonstrate a highly developed fluency in articulating ideas, clear arguments and rationales that effectively present design proposals and solutions to team members, clients, consultants, other design teams, and government and community stakeholders.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • employ research skills for generating design concepts for fashion collections
  • analyse and interpret research into resolved fashion design outcomes
  • shape garments to the figure using flat patternmaking dart manipulation techniques
  • determine the most appropriate processes for the manufacture of specific garment designs
  • prepare specification documentation and cost sheets for production
  • employ industry appropriate presentation skills in the communication of fashion design outcomes
  • offer constructive critique on personal and peer group work

Overview of Learning Activities

This course consists of lectures, information sessions, studio workshops, student presentations and practical experimental exercises. You will be guided through class exercises covering the principles of design, pattern cutting and production. Projects, exercises and research will be set for the learner directed hours. All module briefs and the majority of experimental exercises will be interpreted individually.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided access to specialized studios and equipment.
Some materials are purchased on your behalf at wholesale prices. A materials fee will be charged for these resources.
Texts will be recommended with reference to specific study areas. Details will be provided at the beginning of each module.
You will be required to cover expenses for some specialised equipment and supplementary materials

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment will include minor tasks assessed progressively during the semester and a major project assessed at end of the semester panel review during weeks 14-16. Specific times and dates for this panel review will be given in class.

The assessment weighting is shared between both modules as follows:

Research and development module – 25 %

Patternmaking and construction module – 75 %

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.