Studio: Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction I

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Studio: Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction I

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject introduces students to the principles of pattern making and garment construction, as a means to begin interpreting fashion design ideas into realisable garment outcomes. Students learn how to translate fashion drawings into flat pattern form, and to translate flat pattern pieces into three-dimensional form. In this subject students investigate material qualities essential to begin creating accurate and professional fashion garments, and learn industry techniques used for creating and interpreting production garment patterns. Students are introduced to garment block patterns, and investigate essential garment forms, and details applicable to these forms. Students undertake accreditation and OH&S training relevant to working in the specialised industrial sewing workshop.
    Subject objectives
    On successful completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:
    P-1. Ability to demonstrate self-directed learning
    P-2. Appropriate levels of technical skills
    P-6. Accuracy, rigour and care in documentation process
    P-7. Accuracy, rigour and care in finished outcome
    R-4. Ability to utilise a variety of research methods including visual research.
    This subject also contributes to the faculty's five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (see 'Graduate Attribute Development') through the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Ability to demonstrate self directed learning (P.1)
    Appropriate levels of technical skills (P.2)
    Accuracy, rigour and care in documentation process (P.6)
    Accuracy, rigour and care in finished outcome (P.7)
    Ability to utilise a variety of research methods including visual research (R.4)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Delivery will be two hours patternmaking and two hours constitution workshops. Face-to-face classes incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including lectures, discussions, studio activities and student presentations. These are complemented by independent student reading, reflection on studio work, and individual project work.
    Content
    Studios are practice based, with separate patternmaking and construction workshops. Assessments are project based, combining in-class demonstrations and individual learning.
    Understand garment pattern blocks and how they relate to the human body
    Adapt patternmaking skills to achieve specific outcomes
    Identify specific garment features and pattern shapes in order to construct them
    Demonstrate basic methods of garment construction and finish variations
    Operate workshop machinery safely
    Develop an understanding of the different methods of construction for specific fabric types
    Sourcing and referencing of information.
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Patternmaking and Construction Fundamentals
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    P-2 and P-6
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    P.2 and P.6
    Type: Design/drawing/plan/sketch
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 20%
    Assessment task 2: Skirt Module
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    P-1, P-2, P-7 and R-4
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    P.1, P.2, P.7 and R.4
    Type: Design/drawing/plan/sketch
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 40%
    Assessment task 3: Bodice Module
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    P-1, P-2, P-7 and R-4
    This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):
    P.1, P.2, P.7 and R.4
    Type: Design/drawing/plan/sketch
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 40%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.