Course Title: Identify design process for fashion designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

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

Janis morgan - 

Sylvia Walsh -

Nominal Hours: 40

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 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

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.

Teaching Schedule

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.
Week 1
Introduction to course and equipment required. Draw 8-head figure; develop a stylised Fashion Figure in movement.
Discuss Visual Folio/Diary and introduce Trends Report
Week 2
Cont: Fashion figure in movement.
Library visit to introduce the analysis of fashion magazines and trends reports.
Produce a report using format taught in Fashion Computing. Submit electronically.
Week 3
Faces, hands and shoes.
Week 4
Cont: Fashion figures. (Bring Gouache paints, palette and brushes next week)
Week 5
Introduce Colour Theory; video; Colour mixing: Warm and cool colours. BRING GOUACHE, paint brushes and palettes. Start Colour wheel.
Intro: Fashion Trends report. Hand out excursion notice
Week 6
Fashion Week: Attend fashion week activities. (Sunday 15 – Sunday 22 March)
Week 7
Colour theory: Colour wheel; Paint value scale and out to intense colour from middle grey.
Week 8
Colour theory: Painting colour harmonies. Paint examples of fabric swatches using complementary pairs, cool and warm colours, neutrals.
Week 9
Complete all colour theory
Easter Break: Thursday 9 - Wednesday 15 April 2009
Week 10
Introduce Elements and Principles of design.
Which elements and principles were identified in Trends report?
Week 11
Week 12
Introduce: Product Development exercise. Using one trend identified in Trends report – develop three outfits.
Week 13
Draw product developed outfits onto fashion figure. Render using mixed media.
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Complete all outstanding work. All assessments to be handed to teacher.

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

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all design subjects:

• A3 folio for handing in your work for assessment
• A3 plastic sleeves
• Selection of pencils: H, HB and 2B
• A3 cartridge paper or pad
• Blank layout pad for rough ideas

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

Assessment 1 Fashion Design Trends Report 20%
Assessment 2 Design Development Folio 40%
Assessment 3 Product Development Folio 40%

Assessment Matrix

 Fashion Design Trends Report 20%Design Development Folio 40% Product Development
Folio 40%
1. Identify design processXXX
2.Identify elements and principles of designX
3.Prepare workstationXXX
4. Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart.XXX

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