2 x 6-hour workshops weekly
Assumed knowledge
It is assumed that students have advanced pattern and garment construction and design skills.
Assignment(s), Practical work
Topic description
This topic allows students to undertake design development of their graduate range. This will consist of design experimentation, research including current trends and other inspirations to a design brief and evaluation of design ideas in the form of a visual diary Students will complete fashion illustrations or industry equivalent.

Regular one-on-one mentoring sessions with design lecturer will occur to guide the student through the process of turning concept into reality.

Students will undertake sourcing of materials based on design development. Final designs will require that specifications and trade flats are completed to an industry standard.

Students will collaborate to produce range catalogues, and produce a portfolio for presentation
Educational aims
This topic aims to give students the opportunity to:

  • demonstrate their skills in design, development, patternmaking and construction.

  • show critical analysis of their own work and problem solving abilities.

  • present work to a graduate and industry standard meeting required timelines
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of the topic students will be able to:

  • independently develop fashion ranges to industry, client, or self-employment requirements

  • demonstrate advanced skills and techniques in design, patternmaking and construction tasks

  • analyse problems in garment design and construction, and provide solutions

  • demonstrate their ability to adhere to industry standard timelines

  • produce a portfolio for future employment