Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology
This course examines the fashion and clothing industries as well as providing practical experiences in making textile projects. Students design, make and evaluate projects each semester. This course prepares students for further tertiary study in Fashion and Interior Design as well as any course requiring entry by a portfolio of work that displays their design ability. This course is offered as a Minor or Major and , with approval, some students may study extra units.
The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology can be gained alongside the semester Units if a required level of competency is attained. Completion of this certificate gives automatic entry to the Fashion Design Degree course at CIT. (Materials for major projects may in some cases need to be funded by individual students undertaking such projects). The Major project is expected to be on display at the dGAFF, Technology & Design exhibition during Week 15 in Term 4.
Students must wear appropriate solid leather enclosed shoes. The units studied are selected by teachers from the following.
- Design for Fashion & Interiors
- Working with Fabrics*
- Costume & Set Design
- Marketing Your Own Designer Label
- Designing for Clients
- Recycle & Re-Use
- Textile & Society
- Fashion Project
*To achieve Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, students must study Working with Fabrics. This is the only unit within the course that provides the depth of knowledge required for the core unit LMTCL2003B Identify Fibres and Fabrics.
DESIGN FOR FASHION & INTERIORS
This unit introduces students to the elements and principles of design and how they apply to fabric and clothing. It also includes a large colouration component.
WORKING WITH FABRICS
Students learn to classify fabrics and use this information to construct garment that is wearable art.
COSTUME AND SET DESIGN
This unit explores cultural and historical textile forms and uses them as inspiration for costume or set design.
MARKETING YOUR OWN DESIGNER LABEL
Students learn to demonstrate creativity and innovation in the design and development of a niche range of products and develop a marketing plan for a small fashion business.
DESIGNING FOR CLIENTS*
Students learn measurement techniques and how to alter a pattern for an individuals needs. They
then make a garment for a client for a specific occasion.
RECYCLE AND RE-USE*
Students investigate the impact of textile products on the individual, society and the environment.
They also explore the design and life-cycle of textile products. With this information they plan and construct a new textile product utilising pre-existing textiles.
TExTILES AND SOCIETY*
Students investigate and analyse the historical development of fashion and evaluate the relationship between clothes and different cultures.
This unit is available to students who have demonstrated high conceptual, cognitive and organisational outcomes in at least three previous standard units. Students will negotiate their own learning outcomes in an area of fashion resulting in a major work.
*Option for students who have approval to complete a Major-Minor or Double Major.