DCP240 - Grading Techniques

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Subject Title
Grading Techniques

Subject Description
Grading Techniques is designed to introduce students to the principles and methods of pattern grading for apparel.  Concepts of body growth, figure types, standardized sizing and grade distribution will be introduced.  Methods of resourcing and applying sizing standards to produce a range of sizes from a master pattern will be introduced.  Major emphasis is placed on the application of grading techniques.

Credit Status
1 credit

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

1.  Explain standard sizing used in the fashion Industry.

2.  Apply the rules of grade distribution to prodice a size range from a master pattern.

3.  Operate the grading machine to produce a range of sizes in full scale Skirt, Bodice, Sleeve and pat Blocks.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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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.

Patternmaking I - DCP120

Topic Outline
- Understanding Professional Grading Techniques and terminology
- Standard industry sizing the skirt blocks
- Standard industry sizing the bodice blocks
- Grading the Torso blocks
- Grading the balanced sleeve
- Grading the pant blocks
- Sizing an individual project

Mode of Instruction
-  Lecture
-  Demonstration
-  Practical Work
-  Discussion

Prescribed Texts

Required Supplies
-  Pattern card / plastic sheets
-  marker paper / white soft paper

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

Front and back Skirt Blocks        20%
Front and back Bodice Blocks 20%
Sleeve block  10%
Front and back Torso blocks 20%
Front and back Pant Blocks 20%
Final Project   10%




Approved by: Lisa Somers