Thinking Fashion

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thinking Fashion

  • 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 provides a foundation to fashion design practice. Through a series of lectures and design studio tutorials, students gain knowledge and design skills to enable them to undertake practical and theoretical investigation into the area of fashion practice. The lecture series introduces students to key theories of fashion, set around on the cultural, political and social significance of the dressed body. Topics include the fashion system, semiotics of fashion, fashion as art, and conceptual approaches to fashion. Design studios provide a practical context to examine the relationships between a range of 2D and 3D media, creative exploration and conceptual development. The subject culminates in the creation of an original fashion design project utilising conceptual approaches and practical investigation.
    Subject objectives
    On successful completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:
    C-2. Effective written communication skills
    C-4. Effective visual presentation skills
    I-2. Creative approaches to problem solving relevant to fashion and textile practices
    I-3. Development of original aesthetic sensibility
    I-4. Ability to challenge boundaries and take risks
    I-6. Demonstrated curiosity and enquiring approach to design process
    P-5. Ability to utilise effective time management
    P-7. Accuracy, rigor and care in finished outcome
    R-3. Ability to reflect on practice and research
    R-4. Ability to utilise a variety of research methods including visual research
    R-5. Capacity to interpret complex ideas
    This subject also contributes to the faculty's five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (see 'Graduate Attribute Development') through the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Effective written communication skills (C.2)
    Effective visual presentation skills (C.4)
    Creative approaches to problem solving relevant to fashion and textile practices (I.2)
    Development of an original aesthetic sensibility (I.3)
    Ability to challenge boundaries and take risks (I.4)
    Demonstrated curiosity and enquiring approach to design process (I.6)
    Ability to utilise effective time management (P.5)
    Accuracy, rigour and care in finished outcome (P.7)
    Ability to reflect on practice and research (R.3)
    Ability to utilise a variety of research methods including visual research (R.4)
    Capacity to interpret complex ideas (R.5)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Delivery is a one hour lecture and two hours design studio. 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
    Introduction to Fashion studies
    Exploration of design process through creative problem solving
    Process journals and process documentation
    Design concepts and conceptual design
    Design principles and elements
    Introduction to research for fashion design
    Conceptualizing and designing fashion ranges
    Introduction to fabric technology
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Fashion design folder tasks
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    C-2, I-2, I-6, P-5, P-7, R-4 and R-5
    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.):
    C.2, I.2, I.6, P.5, P.7, R.4 and R.5
    Weight: 20%
    Assessment task 2: Research Task
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    C-2, I-6, P-5, P-7, R-4 and R-5
    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.):
    C.2, I.6, P.5, P.7, R.4 and R.5
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 3: Fashion Design Project
    Objective(s):
    This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    C-4, I-2, I-3, I-4, P-5, P-7, R-3 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.):
    C.4, I.2, I.3, I.4, P.5, P.7, R.3 and R.4
    Weight: 50%

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.