Course Title: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GRAP5226C

Course Title: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

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

Kirsty Gorter;

Sylvia Walsh

Margaret Parker

Phillippa Loton

Nominal Hours: 80

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 assist with research and preparation of initial garment design concepts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4003B Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts


1. Interpret design brief within specified guidelines

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design parameters are clarified, in consultation with designer, sales team, management and client.

1.2 Strategy plan and critical path plan are developed.

1.3 Constraints are identified and taken into account when clarifying brief.


2. Research relevant information within specified guidelines

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Trends in fabrics, etc. are researched for performance, colour, availability, care and maintenance requirements and suitability to project or design.

2.2 Technical requirements associated with production are assessed, within specified guidelines and according to OHS practices .

2.3 Any additional expertise required for project is identified.


3. Contribute to design concepts

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Preliminary concepts are worked out in conjunction with others to identify possibilities.

3.2 Story themes are developed using fashion magazines, samples, swatches, trims and colour palette.

3.3 Ideas are contributed and discussed with team members to enhance success of project.

3.4 Relevant support materials and explanations are developed and refined in conjunction with members of design team.


4. Contribute to presentation of the design

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Own role and relationship to others for presentation meeting is determined and rehearsed.

4.2 Presentation is assessed in a manner which promotes acceptance or approval or the design.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will be required to demonstrates skills and knowledge to:
• research trends
• assess technical requirements
• develop story themes
and then interpret this information into preliminary design concepts for garments.

This will involve creation, or adaptation of designs and interpretation of sketches within a range of design contexts.
Design may relate to individual garments or small ranges depending on the design criteria given to you as part of you class work. 

Details of Learning Activities

• You will follow a design brief, designing an original, small range of garments based on a specific, researched theme.
• You will meet with the teacher for feedback at critical check points in the planned timeline.
• As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and development time outside class to meet the learning requirements of this course, a minimum of 2 hours per week.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1-3 Figure drawing checkpoint 1
Week 4 – 5 Design a small range’ brief. Design process and timeline. checkpoint 2
Week 6 – 8 Plan theme Demonstrate design concepts and fabric selection in visual diary, research concept and fabric. checkpoint 3
Week 8 - 10 Explore colour, fabric and trims as relevant to the theme. Peer presentation of concepts, rough designs and fabric selection. checkpoint 4
Week 10 - 14 Develop fabric treatment. Complete design selection and make final trade sketches, illustrations as required for class presentation and submission. checkpoint 5
Week 15 &16 class presentations to peers and teacher Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Sue Jenkins Jones Fashion Design  2nd Edition


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.

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

Assessment Tasks

Checkpoint 1 Hand in: Figure Drawing
Checkpoint 2 Fashion dropbox submission: Design process and timeline
Checkpoint 3 Studio appointment with teacher: Visual diary and research concepts , fabric selection
Checkpoint 4 Peer presentation: Colours, Fabrics and Trims storyboard book. Themes board/book and Concept/rough sketches
Checkpoint 5 Studio appointment with teacher: Trade sketches and illustrations in progress
Checkpoint 6 Final Class presentation: Small Range
Small Range consisting of boards with 5 outfits illustrated, trade sketches, design specifications, colour and fabric palette and visual diary 100%

Assessment Matrix

ElementCheckpoint  1 -Ungraded Assessment           Checkpoint 2 -Ungraded Assessment             Checkpoint 3  -Ungraded Assessment           Checkpoint 4 -Ungraded Assessment            Checkpoint 5 -Ungraded Assessment           Small Range Graded Assessment
1. interpret design brief within specified guidelines  x x x  x
 2. Research relevant information within specified guidlines  x  x  x
 3.Contribute to design concepts   x x x x
4. Contribute to presentation of the design x    x x

Other Information

Ungraded assessment tasks Checkpoints x 5: Progressive assessment. These must be assessed as competent along with the Small range assessment task to be eligible for graded assessment. above a pass grade.

Graded assessment tasks: 
Final presentation of brief; boards, visual diary and sample.
Work which is submitted after each due date can only be assessed as competent or not competent. If assessed to be satisfactory (competent) it will be assessed as a pass grade.

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