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DN027 Major Project (Fashion Design)

12 credit point

Course Code DN027

Subject Outline

DN027 Major Project (FD)


Nicholas Comino

Leonardo Salinas

Penny Black

Program Director

Nicholas Comino


18 weeks


FD070 Fashion Design Studio 1

FD071 Fashion Design Studio 2

FD073 Fashion Design Studio 3

FD075 Fashion Design Studio 4

FD076 PD Systems 1

FD074 PD Systems 2

AC007 Computing for Design

DN019 Drawing, PD and Color Theory

DN020 20th Century Design and Culture

GD059 Applied Graphics and Imaging

FD077 Menswear and Women’s wear Collection

Contact Hours/Week

6 hours per week

Credit points


Self Study Hours/Week

15 hours per week


Subject Description

This subject provides an opportunity for students to design and realise a significant series or body of work based on an individual interpretation of the design brief. Major Studio Project is the final Major subject for the Fashion Design Students, and evidences the culmination of three years of Fashion Design Studio subjects. Students who complete this course will have achieved an industry quality collection of garments for professional exhibition, and a detailed printed document that describes the research, design, manufacturing, styling, and marketing processes associated to the final garment collection.



Major project provides students with the opportunity to research, design, and develop a sophisticated body of work for presentation.

This sustained development of work allows students to develop a strong conceptual basis for the work, to fully test and experiment with design problems and to finalise a substantial series or body of completed works to professional standard.

It is expected that a high degree of finish will be obtained in the construction of the final garments and professional final presentation of documentation in hard copy.

Students will work independently with regular access to the studio and project supervisors for consultations.


Assessment Table



Weight %

Week Due

Learning Outcome

1. Assessment 1a: Presentation of Research and Design Ideas

Assessment 1b:

Presentation of developed Research and Design Ideas

Written and drawn


(Design Research: 10%, and

Design Research

Development: 10%)

Weeks 3 and 5

1.Research and design a personal conceptual design brief

2. Document working process

2.Presentation of calico toile construction and fitting. Part resolutions of design process and problems

Presentation of calico toiles on live models


Week 10

2.Document working process

3.Resolve problems, through testing and experimentation

3.Panel presentation and critique.


Finished garment presentation on live models


Week 18

3.Resolve problems, through testing and experimentation

4.Professionally present, resolved, creative solutions

5.Complete and

present a

series/body of works with a high degree of finish and conceptual content

4.The final presentation in printed book format

Written documentation


Term 4

Week 9

2.Document working process

5.Complete and

present a

series/body of works with a high degree of finish and conceptual content


Learning outcomes or Competencies

On successful completion of this subject, learners will be able to:

1.Research and design a personal conceptual design brief.

2.Document working process.

3.Resolve problems, through testing and experimentation.

4.Professionally present, resolved, creative solutions.

5.Complete and present a series/body of works with a high degree of finish and conceptual content.



Attendance: When a student's attendance falls below 80% without adequate explanation, their final mark will be automatically limited to, at best, a Pass.

Late submission: All work submitted after the submission deadline will be limited to a maximum of 50% and will not be accepted after the end of the study period unless special circumstances apply.

Plagiarism and Cheating: Any form of cheating, collusion, or plagiarism will be handled in accordance with the Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Policy found under the Academic Policies on Raffles Policies and Procedure page.

A full description of all rules and regulations is available via the student handbook which is available via our web site.


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