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Diploma of Fashion Design

 

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Fashion Design is one of our signature courses at this college. Over the years we have produced very successful designers that work for established and recognised designers both Nationally and Internationally . We have also had very successful students launch their own labels and present at Melbourne and Sydney Fashion Weeks.

The Academy of Design takes great pride in building a courses that is driven by Innovation and business smarts !

 

This is the most Significant Fashion Design course in the Market – that is driven by performance and ‘readiness’ for the industry.

 

The high standards are driven by our aim to remain leaders in the fashion industry. This is done by Trend Forecasting up to 2 years ahead of the current market. We combine this with innovative design ethos and a realistic sense of business and production in the creation of all design here.

 

During their studies the students will create daywear, innovation garments, evening wear, swimwear & stretch wear and collections. As exhausting and challenging as the curriculum can be, We pride ourselves in reflecting realistic timeframes and current industry requirements for designers. The diversity and range offered to students allows them be exposed to many parts of the industry where they can them make intelligent decisions for themselves and their future goals in the fashion industry.

The course trains both practical and hands-on-training (pattern-making, sewing, grading) with the business essentials ( trade sketching, computers, marketing, styling, costings, production scheduling, production planning, co-ordinating photographers & makeup artists in fashion shoots and portfolio creation. ,pst importantly we have a strong drive and that fashion business is the underlying focus towards success in the future.

 

Students can either enter into the industry after this qualification or continue to Advanced Diploma to concentrate more on creating commercial collections and  running their own business. Either way, our students have always reflected very high standards of employability and ability to step into the fashion Industry and start achieving their goals.

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GOLD-COAST

Intake Date

January 2018

DAYS OF DELIVERY

( T1 | T2 ) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

( T3 | T4 ) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

deadline

10th June 2017 – DON’T MISS OUT !

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COURSE TITLE

DIPLOMA OF APPLIED FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING

COURSE CODE

MST50116

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TARGET MARKET

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, MATURE AGED STUDENTS, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS  & PEOPLE WITH A PASSION FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY.

DURATION

12 MONTHS –  FULL – TIME

( 4 TERMS )

4 DAYS A WEEK

DELIVERY MODE

FACE TO FACE DELIVERY

DELIVERY HOURS

[ QTH RECOMMENDED HOURS ]

CLASS SIZES

15 TO 20 STUDENTS

LOCATIONS

Level 2 | 252, OASIS Shopping Centre, Broadbeach, GOLD COAST

FEE INFORMATION

HOW TO ENROL

COMPLETE AN ENQUIRY FORM online on the course page you have selected.

 

 When we have received your online application we will send you a ‘Welcome’ letter and an INFORMATION email that assists you with the rest of the enrolment process.

 We will also organise a visit to the campus to see our facilities and further discuss course content.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you require any assistance with enrolment.

EQUIPMENT

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Pattern Making

 

  1. Industrial Bobbin Case
  2. Industrial Bobbins x 5
  3. A3 display book
  4. A3 cartridge pad
  5. “Patternmaking for Fashion Design” by Helen Joseph-Armstrong.
  6. 0.4 Fine art liner.
  7. Paper scissors
  8. Glue stick
  9. Black fine permanent market / (sharpie)
  10. Dart Marker
  11. Tracing Wheel
  12. Pattern Hooks x 5
  13. Ruler Kit, includes: 2 x Set Squares, Curved Ruler & Grading Ruler. these kits may be sourced through M.Recht online).

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Sewing:

  • A4 arch lever folder
  • A4 plastic sheet protectors (one pack of 50 available from Officeworks)
  • A4 Black card (one pack of 50)
  • 4 metres of Calico fabric
  • Sewing box* (or storage container) to store the following equipment:
    • Fabric scissors (good quality)*
    • Snips*
    • Chalk (preferably pencils)*
    • Unpicker*
    • Measuring tape*
    • Pins – with pearl or coloured heads only! (NOT small metal heads)*
    • Good quality Polyester thread 1000metres (Gutermann)

Zipper Feet – You are required to purchase a LEFT & RIGHT invisible zipper feet. NOTE: Equipment marked with * are available online from “M.Recht” or from Spotlight Retail Store.

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A laptop is essential for your design and business applications ( preferably a MAC Pro or Air ) It must have the Adobe Creative Suite – ( Illustrator | Photoshop  & Indesign ) software.

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Course Outline | Units of Study

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DESIGN & COLOUR THEORY

MSTFD2005 – Identify design process for fashion design

MSTFD4002 – Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development

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HISTORY & RESEARCH

MSTFD4014 – Identify influences on contemporary designs and construction techniques

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TEXTILES

MSTGN2011 – Identify fibres and textiles used in the TCF industry

MSTCL3301 – Identify fabric performance and handling requirements

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FASHION ILLUSTRATION

MSTFD5011 – Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation

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DESIGN & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

MSTFD5007 – Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs

MSTFD2005 – Identify design process for fashion design

MSTFD4005 – Interact with industry participants

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PRODUCTION PRACTICES

MSTGN5007 – Prepare procedures and specifications for TCF operations

MSTGN2009 – Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

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PATTERN MAKING 1

MSTFD2010 – Modify patterns to create basic styles

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GARMENT CONSTRUCTION 1

MSTCL2004 – Sew components

MSS402051 – Apply quality standards

MSMWHS200 – Work safely

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PATTERN MAKING 2

MSTCL3009 – Develop patterns from a block using basic pattern principles

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DESIGN & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 2

MSTFD4003 – Assist in the preparation of preliminary design concepts

MSTFD4005 – Communicate & sell concepts

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PRODUCTION PRACTICES 2

MSMENV272 – Participate in environmentally sustainable practices

MSTFD4004 – Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

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GARMENT CONSTRUCTION 2

MSTFD4001 – Cut fabrics for prototype designs

MSTFD4016 – Sew Designprototypes

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TERM-03

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STRETCHWEAR – SWIMWEAR

MSTFD5001 – Design bras and swimwear

MSTFD5002 – Develop and test patterns for bras and swimwear

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FASHION BUSINESS

MSTGN5007 –  Prepare procedures and specifications for TCF operations

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STUDIO PROCESSES

MSTFD5017 – Apply design studio processes to meet client brief

MSTFD4015 – Create patterns from block to meet customer specifications

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TERM04

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COLLECTION

MSTFD5017 – Apply studio design process

MSTFD4020 – Use electronic fashion design tools

MSTFD4017 – Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs

MSTFD5018 –  develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines

MSTFD5014 – Develop patterns for complex fashion garments

MSTFD5018 – Determine and specify advanced construction processes

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PATTERN GRADING

MSTFD4013 – Grade 2D patterns

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FABRIC MANIPULATION

 MSTFD5005 – Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes

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The Academy of Design FASHION DEPARTMENT is built on years of commitment to the creative and innovative side of fashion. The team behind this course supports the need to create a great course, deliver it well and above all create the next generation of emerging designers.

 

The culture of the Academy is very apparent the second you enter into our fashion Department. Apart from the impressive trainers that all bring something special to the program – we are also all committed to the creative culture that we have all created.

 

This means – developing an ever evolving curriculum that reflects the very latest of global trends. Staying in touch with all aspects of the industry and bringing this progressive nature back into the classroom.  Most importantly – we are creating strong work ethic that is needed out there in the workplace.

Our students know that they are presented with the best of trainers & resources needed to ready themselves for the industry.

 

Here is a sneak preview of what our design students are challenged with on a duly basis during their studies here.

Catwalk | Runway images from all major fashion capitols in the world. NEW YORK | PARIS  | MILAN  |  LONDON  |  etc.

Colour Palettes. Both Seasonal and Trend colours palette for the students to make accurate   fabric and accessory elections for their designs.

Textiles. Forecast on the latest emerging textiles in the world market. Students can learn texture, pattern and performance of textiles in the world market.

Mood & Theme. Unpack the latest seasonal trend themes and mood boards – essential skills when designing a garment or collection for an individual season.

Illustration, Trades & Shape direction. Each seasons key pieces are presented in illustrative, trade sketch | flats – that is key to the learning of garment construction, performance, fabrication and building a collection.

Trend Forecasting. Critical analysis of global trends and the influences of accessories, fabrics, location etc. All aspects of design through to final sales are broken down and analysed as design process.

Retail and Buying. Essential business learning is carried out through looking at global retail trends and the how and why the world retailers purchase for specific location / season etc.

Business strategy. A vital part of fashion training is the strategic placement of design. This opens up global business trends and puts into context the student employment outcome with the fashion industry.

Graphic & Print Design. A look at emerging trends in print design matched with seasonal themes.

Our trainers are more than happy to discuss your personal goals in the fashion industry. Please make an appointment to discuss any course content and how you would benefit from understanding the diverse and varied aspects of your training at the Academy of Design.

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STUDENT-WORK

Marking & Assessment Days ! Students present their designs and collections to an industry panel in a professional environment. This gives the students an insight into the ‘real’ side of the industry where your designs are on display and are justified against sales and production. Other than the usual nerves and stumbles in talking – this is vital training at the highest level for our fashion design students.

Graduation Parades are a must at the Academy of Design.

This is where students are presenting their designs and collections to the media, industry professionals, family and friends.

The spectacular shows are another way for students to add to their portfolios and professional profiles before they go out into the industry to pursue a creative career in fashion design.

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Vintage Academy !

Intake Date

DAYS OF DELIVERY

13th February 2017

( T1 | T2 ) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

( T3 | T4 ) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.