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//MODULE GUIDE
//B-FH304
// GRADUATE PORTFOLIO:
GRADUATE COLLECTION

Academic year 2012/13 // Semester 2

//FASHION DESIGN AND TEXTILES
//Faculty of Design // LASALLE College of the Arts

//LEVEL3
INDEPENDENT CREATIVE PRACTICE GEARED TOWARD THE INDUSTRY.
You are expected to negotiate and realise your own creative project and produce innovative solutions for specific markets. //MODULE DESCRIPTION

// B-FH304
GRADUATE PORTFOLIO: GRADUATE COLLECTION

CREDITS: 40
Status: Compulsory
Prerequisites: Semester 1

/ SEMESTER: 2
/ WEEKS: 1-15

// LECTURERS
LIONEL ROUDAUT/ EMILY WILLS/ JEREMIAH TAN

+ MODULE DESCRIPTOR
This module is the culmination of creative and technical experience in fashion studies. You will engage in the synthesis of advanced technical knowledge, understanding, skills and creative expertise to produce a range of samples and experiments.

You will engage in group critiques, including guests from industry, and challenge, refine and establish the validity of your final outcome.
This module provides the opportunity for you to apply previous knowledge and skills acquired in solving a self-initiated project to produce a creative body of work, demonstrating creative independence; a high level of creative thinking and understanding, and strong conceptual thinking, as well as proficiency in your specialist area of study; Menswear, Womenswear, Pattern Design or Fashion Textiles.

You will plan and develop a six-piece collection from the planning, development, industry partnership and outsourcing undertaken from semester one. You will produce your final graduate collection with consideration for your specialist pathway and intended commercial market sector.

You will work to develop artistic direction of your conceived fashion concepts through illustration, look books and a final portfolio. Through this project, you will gain an up-to-date working knowledge of fashion collection planning and, at the same time, produce a well-articulated, original and industry-ready portfolio, which is reflective of professional readiness and aptitude. The main aim of this module is to develop student into professional designers that are well informed of the current design practices of the industry. The showcasing of a final major project will support your future career prospects.

+ AIMS
* To present viable market concepts to a professional standard * To demonstrate creative independence through the realisation of a final major project * To synthesise advanced technical knowledge, strategies and problem-solving skills to produce creative outcomes

+ LEARNING OUTCOMES
On successful completion of this module, students will:
* Critically evaluate and respond to the notion of fashion design and textiles as a collaborative commercial system with interactions between various stages * Propose a creative outcome that synthesizes the relationship between theory and practice * Synthesise knowledge and experience and propose alternative solutions to a range of design issues * Synthesise theoretical knowledge, critical analysis and technical skills to contexualize and realise a range of creative fashion design and textiles proposals * Present creative projects to fashion industry professional Standards * Contextualise, propose and organise self-directed and group projects to simulate a professional working Environment * Identify and assess key areas and future possibilities for continuing professional development of a career in fashion

+ TEACHING METHODS
* Seminar
* Workshops
* Critique Sessions

+ ASSESSMENT/DELIVERABLES
* Portfolio (Summative Credit – 80%)
* Work-In-Progress – Week...
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