Level 1 Fashion & Design


Subject: Fashion and Design Level 1

Level: Year 11

Code: FSD1

Entry Guidelines: Nil

Course Description:

This course will appeal to students who have a passion for fashion and design and wish to learn the basic skills needed to begin a pathway into a fashion based career.

The emphasis of the course is to develop and enhance design and construction skills learnt over years 9 and 10. It is a highly practical course where learning the fundamental basic skills required to follow, adapt and create garments from patterns will be the core focus. Alongside construction skills, students learn how to create simple fashion illustrations, as drawing the figure and garments accurately is essential for a successful designer.

The course requires a high level of commitment, as all the practical work for NCEA is assessed in class. There is a large proportion of research which must be completed out of school. All students must be prepared to source their own materials and accessories for all garments that are designed and constructed. (Toile fabric, dyes, and basic sewing materials are supplied).

Completion of this course at L1, will allow students to progress through L2 & L3, where they will further increase their design understanding and construction skills.

Future Pathways:

This pathway can lead to a career in Fashion, Textile Design, Surface Pattern Design , Fashion marketing, Costume Design and Pattern maker.

Cost: $30 consumables

Achievement Standards

AS 91058 Int 6 Cr - Implement basic procedures using textile materials to make a specified product

AS 91063 Ext 3 Cr - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas

AS 91096 Int 4 Cr - Int Make basic adaptations to a pattern to enable a design to fit a

AS 91067 Int 3 Cr - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas