DSW120 - Fashion Design I

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Subject Title
Fashion Design I

Subject Description
This subject aims at the development of an imaginative, skillful and sensitive approach to the design problem through the application of the Design Process. An in-depth analysis of the elements of three dimensional design combined with a series of creative projects and exercises that explore various approaches to design promotes this development. DSW120 also aims at the development of fashion illustration skills allowing the student to express their ideas visually. Working with different media develops a stronger sense of aesthetics and design presentation.

Credit Status
1 Credit

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

  1. Draw the Fashion Figure using various tools and methods to create and illustrate for visual communication.
  2. Use drafting tools to produce professional technical skirt drawings.
  3. Translate ideas generated through fabric manipulations and draping to create illustrations.
  4. Present professional design boards to articulate the creative design process both visually and verbally.
  5. Apply observations and research in fashion and lifestyle to discuss current trends.
  6. Collect visual sources of inspiration to develop mood boards for collection development.
  7. Use colour, texture, proportion and fabric combinations to illustrate a collection based on a common theme.

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.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.