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FD075 Fashion Design Studio 4

6 credit points

Course Code FD075

Subject Outline

FD075 Fashion Design Studio 4


Leonie Smith

and Katerina Skvorc


Terms 1 and 2

Program Director

Nicholas Comino


18 weeks incl. prod weeks


FDS1 and FDS2

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Credit points


Self Study HPW



Subject Description

The influence of culture and context on fashion and design are at the core of this subject. Students will draw from cultural theory and knowledge to create conceptual garments in response to a design brief.



  • Research of diverse ethnic, social, historical and emerging cultures

  • Consideration of the impact of new technologies and globalization on design

  • Development of a visual diary

  • Creation of conceptual garment designs in response to a design brief

  • Portfolio development

  • Patternmaking research

  • Patternmaking and toiling

  • Research and sampling of garment construction techniques

  • Pattern alterations

  • Produce final garment/s for presentation on a 3-dimensional figure

Students will be working with the following equipment:

  • Single needle lockstitch machine  

  • Industrial Fusing Machine

  • Industrial Overlocker

  • Iron/ Presser

(Student might be working with Blind Hemmer Machines and Buttonhole Machines.)


Learning outcomes or Competencies

At the end of this course students should be able to:

  1. Research diverse cultural communities

  2. Analyze the social, ethnic and/or historical factors that inform culture.

  3. Adapt and apply cultural influences to the creation of original designs

  4. Respond to a design brief

  5. Research patternmaking techniques suitable for specific designs

  6. Apply patternmaking techniques and skills to achieve industry-ready patterns

  7. Apply fitting techniques to achieve individual designs on a three-dimensional form

  8. Research and sample garment construction techniques

  9. Apply garment construction techniques to produce garment/s to industry standards

  10. Visually communicate concepts, garments and patterns

  11. Document garment design and production processes

  12. Research and sample innovative patternmaking techniques



Assessment Table



Weighting %

Week Due

Learning Outcome

1) Research and development of designs

Design journal and portfolio


Term 1

Week 8


1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11

2) Research and development of technical skills  

Technical portfolio


Term 1

Week 8

5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12

3) Realization of patterns and garment.

Project presentation and portfolio


Term 2

Weeks 1,5, 8

6, 7, 9,10, 11

4) Design adaptation




Term 2

Week 7

1, 2, 3, 4



  1. All work submitted must be accompanied by an assessment submission form. The lower part of this form is to be signed by the lecturer and kept by the student as proof of submission.

  2. Students only receive grade bands, not raw marks, for individual assessments.

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 punishable by the awarding of a failure grade in that subject. Repeat offenders may be expelled from the College at the discretion of the Academic Director.

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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