BMAFD701 – Advanced Fashion Project

Module code
Module title
Advanced Fashion Project
Students are expected at this level to design and produce original design work and make a unique and innovative contribution to the fashion industry. Students will design and produce a collection/ fashion output in an area of their choice that demonstrates fluidity of skills. Students can study within a specialised field of the fashion industry which is approved through the project proposal Students will produce a cohesive collection of works which will be tested in a public professional event within the exhibition/project co requisite module.
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
2.1.Understand an integrated, reflective process for responding to visual situations
- Discuss, identify and evaluate the issues within the project brief
- Research, analyse and incorporate negotiated criteria for self-directed contracts
- Integrate acquired practical, communication and analytical skills in the process of responding to visual situations.
- Individualise a self-critical working process for developing and refining ideas
- show evidence of drawing together and applying skills and knowledge acquired in previous and concurrent courses to selected projects
-adopt independent and interdependent design processes

2.2.Acquire knowledge in designing a project brief that explores a specialist area of contemporary fashion concepts
-Develop a written project description which accounts for the aim, methodology and target market and outcomes
- Develop performance and assessment criteria for project
- Develop a time line to address deadlines and time management
- Successfully perform the tasks and criteria set out in the negotiated contract
- Demonstrate the ability to extend a design brief with individual, negotiated criteria

2.3.Demonstrate knowledge of advanced techniques and their application to contemporary design outputs
- Explore ad innovate new methods of production processes
- Analyse and evaluate current trends and issues in the development of contemporary designs
- Advance knowledge, skills and techniques particular to a field of practice
- Develop a written project description and set criteria for the proposed body of works
- Produce a body of work consistent with current norms in practice and discourse of its domain

2.4.Understand the value of self-evaluation within the context of professional practice
- Consider and reflect upon the relationship between adopted process and the final product
- Continuously self-evaluate performances independent of institutional assessment
- Participate in self/peer critiques for ongoing formative assessment
- Critically consider, discuss and document self and per performances for regular graded assessment
-Actively participate in and facilitate group and class critique

2.5.Understand the values, methodologies and strategies which inform current professional practice in a selected domain
- Compare, analyse and evaluate selected texts identifying the specific methods used in their production relevant to a specific contemporary practice
- Analyse a selection of current works and identify the specific methods and identify the specific methods used in their production
- Compare significant changes in methods of practice and strategies for production relevant to a specific contemporary practice
- Develop and implement a strategy for the production of work which explicitly applies the analysis of values from a domain
- Elevate self-practice using normative criteria derived from a current domain
- Plan and implement a conventional presentation of own works
- Develop critical synergies between representative texts, examples of work and self-practice
3.1 Project Design
Concept development
New and innovative fields of design explored
Innovative construction methods employed
3.2 Project description
General aim and rationale
Proposed methodology for the exploration, testing and refinement of works
Type and volume of works to be produced
Negotiated criteria and assessment procedures
3.3 Contextual Research
Contextual research into contemporary domain issues
Case studies and selected texts
Research strategies and report
3.4 Communicating with a range of cultures
Content of interest to a Mori audience
New Zealand cultural identities
Content from at least one other culture
Modes of address appropriate to the audience
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Prescribes industry or professional focus in project brief establishes themes and issues for analysis and discussion.
Student negotiate criteria
Lecturer monitors student progress through the time management of individual projects
Student contribute to research of course contents
Students research briefs to extend and individualised projects
Student identifies problems with their processes and adopts strategies to address those problems
Students participate in collaborative critiques.
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