DCP350 - Dance and Skate Costumes

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Subject Title
Dance and Skate Costumes

Subject Description
This subject provides fashion students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge, skills, and techniques required to produce Dance, Skating, and Gymnastic costumes for girls and women.  Experienced sewing and pattern making students will have the practical opportunity to produce a costume of their choosing using the latest pattern styles, fabrics, and trims.

Credit Status

One elective credit in the Fashion Certificate Program

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

1. Identify the properties and characteristics of  High performance Knits to Design.
 2. Use Master blocks for High performance Knits.
 3. Apply appropriate cutting procedures.
 4. Produce a skirt sample from chiffon fabric.
 5. Produce a basic Tight sample
 6.Produce an individual Dance, Skate or Gymnastics costume.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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.

DCP103 and DCP120

Topic Outline
1. Understanding High performance patterns
2. The properties and construction of High Performance Knit fabrics.
3. Designs for Dance, Skate and Gymnastics costumes.
4. Tools and Supplies
5. Prep., Layout and Cutting procedures.
6. Complimentary fabrics and garments.
7. Constructing an over skirt.
8. Construction of a Tight.
9. Individual design analysis and construction of Dance, Skate or Gymnastics costumes.

Mode of Instruction
Demonstration followed by practice.

Prescribed Texts
 Designing A Knitwear collection, by: Lisa Donofrio- Ferrezza, and Marilyn Hefferen Fairchild Books - ISBN 978-1-56367-492-1

Required Supplies
- 1 Sheet plastic Blocks
- all pattern making tools
- all industrial sewing tools
- Note book
 - Fabrics and notions for individual project and sewing samples

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
Sewing samples  -  1. Knit Blocks             10%
                                    2. Chiffon over skirt    20%
                                    3. Tights                      20%
                                       Final Project           50%

Approved by: Lisa Somers