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Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Campus Location: Armidale Campus

Applications now closed for Semester One 2011. Classes have commenced. A mid-year intake is offered for some courses - please contact your preferred campus for details.

Qualification: Advanced Diploma (NRT) National Code: LMT60307
Course Number: 19559 Training Package: LMT07 - Textiles Clothing and Footwear
Program Area: Manufacturing Duration: (Nominal Hours) 2518
This course replaced 19509: Applied Fashion Design & Technology

Course Information

This course is for people who want to learn and apply creative, practical, technical skills and knowledge, and to explore the application of design and product development processes as a means of gaining employment or self employment in the fashion industry at management level.

The focus of this qualification is on the design and development of fashion concepts from research through to patternmaking, sizing, fitting and analysis, construction, garment realisation to merchandising, all within a fashion industry context.

The principles and techniques of block construction, figure and size analysis, patternmaking and garment cutting and construction are the key to successful garment design and development. Depending on the electives selected, areas covered include textile fibre and fabric identification and analysis of their characteristics, fabric manipulation to achieve creative effects, identifying design influences, sketching, fashion illustration, and applying design elements and principles to fashion concept development, developing product specifications, development of the fashion designs through patternmaking,pattern draping, grading and advanced construction techniques for complex garments, lingerie and swimwear design, block construction using sizing systems, analysing garment fit, calculating costs and communicating and selling design concepts, using computer technology and specialist fashion computer software for fashion industry applications.

The training environment will simulate what it is like to work in the fashion industry, and how to work safely to produce quality product outcomes. Industry-linkage work placement with a host fashion company is included in the course. This course can be studied as a new entrant for approximately 3 years full-time study; or studied after the completion of LMT41007 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (19557), or the LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology (19558), leaving approximately 2 years or 1 year full-time study respectively because of credit transfer, to complete the Advanced Diploma qualification. If studied as a 3 year full-time course, learners will begin study with entry-level technical and theoretical units at AQF3/4, then gradually build on the depth, breadth and complexity of new skills and knowledge by undertaking units at AQF5, then AQF 6 levels to demonstrate a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, managerial, creative or conceptual skills in the course.

The final stage of the course allows for students to either select specialist electives that can broaden technical skills and expertise at AQF5 level, or select high level specialist fashion supply chain and production management skills at AQF 6 level, also providing opportunities for the development of critical thinking skills relevant to the fashion industry. It is a hands-on course that allows for creative expression to develop and be displayed through the design, development and production of fashion ranges by applying design studio processes to meet client briefs and for commercial production.

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This course is for people who want to learn and apply creative, practical, technical skills and knowledge, and to explore the application of design and product development processes as a means of gaining employment or self employment in the fashion industry at management level.

The focus of this qualification is on the design and development of fashion concepts from research through to patternmaking, sizing, fitting and analysis, construction, garment realisation to merchandising, all within a fashion industry context.

The principles and techniques of block construction, figure and size analysis, patternmaking and garment cutting and construction are the key to successful garment design and development. Depending on the electives selected, areas covered include textile fibre and fabric identification and analysis of their characteristics, fabric manipulation to achieve creative effects, identifying design influences, sketching, fashion illustration, and applying design elements and principles to fashion concept development, developing product specifications, development of the fashion designs through patternmaking,pattern draping, grading and advanced construction techniques for complex garments, lingerie and swimwear design, block construction using sizing systems, analysing garment fit, calculating costs and communicating and selling design concepts, using computer technology and specialist fashion computer software for fashion industry applications.

The training environment will simulate what it is like to work in the fashion industry, and how to work safely to produce quality product outcomes. Industry-linkage work placement with a host fashion company is included in the course. This course can be studied as a new entrant for approximately 3 years full-time study; or studied after the completion of LMT41007 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (19557), or the LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology (19558), leaving approximately 2 years or 1 year full-time study respectively because of credit transfer, to complete the Advanced Diploma qualification. If studied as a 3 year full-time course, learners will begin study with entry-level technical and theoretical units at AQF3/4, then gradually build on the depth, breadth and complexity of new skills and knowledge by undertaking units at AQF5, then AQF 6 levels to demonstrate a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, managerial, creative or conceptual skills in the course.

The final stage of the course allows for students to either select specialist electives that can broaden technical skills and expertise at AQF5 level, or select high level specialist fashion supply chain and production management skills at AQF 6 level, also providing opportunities for the development of critical thinking skills relevant to the fashion industry. It is a hands-on course that allows for creative expression to develop and be displayed through the design, development and production of fashion ranges by applying design studio processes to meet client briefs and for commercial production.

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