FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Textile and Fashion Design

FA 201 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Fashion Studio: Introduction
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 201
Fall
0
8
4
10

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery Blended
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Critical feedback
Jury
Application: Experiment / Laboratory / Workshop
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of fashion design, fashion trends, fashion business, and textile design. It focuses on understanding basic product families, from a commercial/ technical, and conceptual/experimental standpoint to offer different perspectives on the approach to design.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to identify the key components in a contemporary fashion collection
  • Will be able to develop a concept toward a fashion design outcome with visual and verbal explanation
  • Will be able to produce a basic fashion product collection
  • Will be able to analyze a fashion brand from various perspectives including brand identity, retail, marketing, customer base, product families, costing, etc.
  • Will be able to design a range of unique textile designs
  • Will be able to develop ideas in a logical and professional manner, through the use of sketchbooks, presentation boards and written reports
  • • Will be able to identify current seasonal trends in relation to the fashion industry
Course Description This course aims to develop research skills in relation to a variety of briefs that address different sectors within the industry. An interpretation of concepts through design development, fabric customization, and product realization will encourage creativity. Market research and brand analysis will help students realize the positioning of their designs within the industry.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Collection Analysis Introduction
2 Collection Analysis – Product Family & Details Jenkyn Jones, S., “Fashion Design”, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London, (2002)/ Chapter 4 Colour and Fabric •
3 Fabric Manipulation Singer R. 2013. Fabric Manipulation 150 Creative Sewing Techniques. UK: David & Charles.
4 Design Project 1 – Introduction Product Family and Design Detail Analysis SORGER Roger & UDALE Jenny,. “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design” AVA Publishing SA, Switzerland (2006) / Chapter 1 Research and Design pp.22-35
5 Design Project 1 - Concept and Fabric Development
6 Design Project 1 - Design Development
7 Design Project 1 – Presentation Techniques
8 Market Report Hameide, K., “Fashion Branding Unraveled”, Fairchild (2011) / Chaper 5 Mass Market Fashion Brands pp.157-171
9 Market Report Hameide, K., “Fashion Branding Unraveled”, Fairchild (2011) / Store Experience pp.196-205
10 Design Project 2 – Introduction / Concept Development SORGER Roger & UDALE Jenny,. “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design” AVA Publishing SA, Switzerland (2006) / Chapter 1 Research and Design pp.22-35
11 Design Project 2 – Textile and Design Development Singer R. 2013. Fabric Manipulation 150 Creative Sewing Techniques. UK: David & Charles. Lee R. 2010. Three-Dimensional Textiles with coils, loops, knots, and nets. United Kingdom: Batsford. Wolff C. 1996. The Art of Manipulating Fabric. Wisconsin: Krause Publications.
12 Design Project 2 – Collection Design
13 Product Realisation FISCHER A., 2009. Construction, Ava Publishing SA, Switzerland/ Draping on the mannequin pp.120-131 Aldrich, W. (2013) Fabrics and Pattern Cutting. / Chapter 6 Basic Adaptions of the Bodice Block pp.91-102
14 Project Presentation
15 Summation of Semester
16 Final Jury

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Aldrich, W. “Fabrics and Pattern Cutting” Blackwell Science Ltd., (2013) ISBN: 0-63203612-5

Brannon, E., L., “Fashion Forecasting”, Fairchild Publications NY (2005) ISBN: 1-56367-350-9

FISCHER A., 2009. Construction, Ava Publishing SA, Switzerland ISBN-13: 978-2940373758

Hameide, K., “Fashion Branding Unraveled”, Fairchild (2011) ISBN‎: ‎9781563678745  

Jenkyn Jones, S., “Fashion Design”, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London, (2002) ISBN : 1785391593

Lee R. 2010. Three-Dimensional Textiles with coils, loops, knots, and nets. United Kingdom: Batsford. ISBN: 1906388644

Singer R. 2013. Fabric Manipulation 150 Creative Sewing Techniques. UK: David & Charles. ISBN: 1446302474

Sorger Roger & UDALE Jenny,. “The Fundamentals of Fashion Design” AVA Publishing SA, Switzerland (2006) ISBN‎: ‎9782940411788

Wolff C. 1996. The Art of Manipulating Fabric. Wisconsin: Krause Publications. ISBN: 9780801984969

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
4
100
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
0
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
8
128
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
4
43
172
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
300

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to develop and design a collection independently.

X
2

To be able to do maintain a design research individually or as a team.

X
3

To be able to develop entrepreneurship- and managerial skills for a future professional practice.

4

To be able to understand, interpret and apply theoretical knowledge in fashion and textile design.

X
5

To be able to analyze and integrate the particular local and regional needs and of their profession.

X
6

To be able to obtain a multidisciplinary point of view, follow and analyze the new issues, changes and trends in contemporary design and art in such a way that they can be integrated into design practice.

X
7

To be able to apply industrial requirements, knowledge of material & usage and know-how knowledge in the creation of high quality fashion products.

X
8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of fashion and textile design.

X
9

To be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen area of interest.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of fashion and textile design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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