DCP150 - Fashion Design

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Subject Title
Fashion Design

Subject Description
This subject assists students to develop an imaginative, skillful and sensitive approach to fashion design. A series of creative projects and drawing exercises allows the exploration of the elements of design. Working with different media strengthens the sense of aesthetics and design organization skills in fashion.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Pattern Making Recognition of Achievement of the Fashion Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Analyze the use of colour, combined with texture and pattern in fashion design.

2. Assess and apply the principles of line, shape, space and form in fashion design.

3. Use appropriate fashion design vocabulary and terminology.

4. Illustrate all relevant features of a garment through the use of technical drawings and presentation boards.

5. Identify methods of fashion research and fashion trends.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Students should consult the Program Information Package each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Packages are available from the Faculty of Continuing Education Office.

Topic Outline

  • Line and Design
  • Shape and Form
  • Colour - Definition, Theory, Vocabulary
  • Figure Drawing
  • Technical Drawing of Garments
  • Presentation Boards
  • Pattern and Design
  • Fabrics and Fiber
  • Textures
  • Fashion Design, Illustration and Technical Drawing
  • Technical Drawing of Garments
  • Fashion Vocabulary
  • Fashion Trends
  • Fashion Research

** A detailed weekly topic outline and assignment dates will be provided by the instructor.

Mode of Instruction
Slides, videos, lectures, projects, presentations, critiques in class situation. Students must bring the required supplies to each class. All projects are to be submitted on  the due date. Late projects are marked down according to department policy.

Note: Classes are not designed to provide all the information a student may need in order to grasp the subject; reading and other individual research or study is essential. Class time is used to illustrate, illuminate, clarify and apply the most important and relevant parts of a complex subject. The instructor is more than willing to discuss and clarify points to any student that was present during the class when those points were covered. However, content covered in scheduled classes cannot be re-delivered by the instructor for a student who misses that class. It is the responsibility of each student to make notes and study the material presented in the classes. 

Prescribed Texts
 9 Heads:  A Guide to Drawing Fashion, 3rd edition, 2006 by Nancy Riegelman, Prentice Hall  

Required Supplies
Fabric samples
Drafting pencils and drawing pencils
Drawing pen
18" steel ruler
Tape (masking) and glue
Matt knife
Paints, brushes, magic markers, colour pencils/pastels
Illustration boards
3-hole binder (Duo-tang)
Drawing papers
Illustration boards

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Projects are evaluated on: 

How well problem is solved 
Creativity and originality
Calibre of workmanship

Figure Drawing Exercise #1 15%
Colour Theory Exercise #2 5%
Technical Drawing Exercise #3 10%
Specification Sheets Exercise #4 5%
Final Test 20%
Final Project 45%
Total 100%

No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade

Approved by: Lisa Somers