BMAFD601 – Advanced Fashion Construction

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Module code
BMAFD601
Module title
Advanced Fashion Construction
Prescription
Students will extend the skills and knowledge developed in Module BMAFD501 Introduction to Fashion Construction. Students will develop complex projects, with detailed construction techniques using specialised skills and methodologies. Students will produce a small collection of fashion outputs to professional industry construction standards. They will refine their concepts and articulate their design methodology with an approved collection of garments. The emphasis is on contemporary fashion design and construction. Students will develop their design ideas and creative processes with the increased level of construction skills to produce a range which expresses their individual design identity.
Programmes
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
2LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

2.1Use a process which advances the structured and reflective refinement of a design problem
- identify the problems and issues set in the course brief
- complete self-directed research and reflect upon working processes
- demonstrate the structured resolution of a process through the generation, regeneration, manipulation, and refinement of ideas
- discuss with peers and tutors the individual working process adopted
- show evidence of independent and interdependent processes for working

2.2Demonstrate advanced construction techniques
- explore and experiment with a range of complex design elements
- demonstrate tailored elements on structured garments/products
- understand the manipulation of a range of fabric types
- explore a range of construction techniques as appropriate to a variety of fabrics

2.3Demonstrate advanced pattern design strategies
- utilising flat, drape or CAD strategies to develop patterns which employ a variety of unconventional and unique construction methods
- test and apply concepts to sample stage for fit and fabrication development

2.4Comprehend the process of a graded assignment
- employ a vocabulary for describing work
- write objectives and assessment criteria
- actively participate in group and class critiques
- consider and reflect upon self and peer design processes and decisions
- participate in ongoing formative assessment
- consider, discuss, and document self and peer performances for graded assessment
Content
3CONTENT AND PROCESS

3.1 Research
Fashion trends
Fashion forecasting
Silhouettes and garment fit

3.2 Design
Advanced concepts
Styling
Illustration techniques
Advanced closures and production techniques

3.3 Fabrics
Woven
Knit
Synthetics
Blends

3.4 Conventions of practice
Current methodologies
Context
Genres
Teaching and Learning Strategy
LEARNING PROCESS
Lecturer establishes themes and issues for analysis and discussion.
Lecturer constructs models for analysis and discussion of texts and visual works.
Students participate in dialogue and identify relevant themes from lectures and readings.
Students develop their understanding of issues explored in texts and visual works.
Students identify areas of interest that form the basis of an essay, research topic and presentation.
Lecturer negotiates topic, workload, and the form of the presentation with students.
Students participate in collaborative critiques.
Lecturer facilitates students' progress through structured exercises and supervision of regular self-assessment.
Graded assessment performed by self, peers, and tutor.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module, students must complete and pass all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50