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DESN1648 Fashion Product Technology

30 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Elaine Evans

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Module replaces

DESN 1661: Garment Technology 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module introduces key fashion product development skills in elementary 2D pattern cutting and 3D sample and garment construction. Students will learn to use industrial machinery safely to realise their samples, and will be introduced to a range of 2D and 3D techniques to inform their understanding of cut, fit and construction. Research and analysis of contemporary and historical fashion products underpins the practical work, and students will develop their skills in visual presentation and written articulation of garment technology terminology.


This module aims to develop elementary practical skills in unstructured pattern making, garment construction, manufacturing methodology and terminology all within industrial standards.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic technical skills in pattern cutting, specification drawing and its application;
2. Produce elementary woven samples that are well conceived, fulfilling the requirements of a given brief;
3. Have a basic understanding of how garments are manufactured and produced commercially;
4. Demonstrate basic research and analysis skills in relation to garment shapes, styles and structures and place them within their historical context;
5. Rationalise and demonstrate efficient time management skills.


This module is focused on the translation of elementary 2D patterns and technical drawings to 3D samples and garments.
Students will learn the operation of industrial manufacturing machinery and equipment . Through video demonstrations and workshops, students will have the opportunity to converse in unstructured garment manufacturing terminology.
Research and analysis of shape, styles, fit and structures leads students onto the compilation of files that record this information, plus technical details, reference sources and commercial processes. Manufacturing methodology and technical knowledge will be documented in a personal reflective journal.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent Learning223.0066.00
Private study hours168.00
Total Contact hours132.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Recommended reading (from the module reading list): 90.00
Research and analysis of garment features: 28.00
Construction notes / reflective journal: 50.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Personal feedback tutorials for reflective log, research and analysis work (at appropriate intervals throughout the module, as specified on the module brief)
- Informal weekly tutorials on practical work, including monitoring of skills (in taught sessions).
- Formative assessment and feedback at the end of semester 1, at the end of the first project: students submit samples and garments, patterns and their reflective journal / log.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Practicalgarments, samples, drafts and final patterns (exact details given on project brief)25.00
Reflective logapprox. 3000 words (notes on each week’s practical work plus research and analysis work25.00
Practicalgarments, samples, drafts and final patterns (exact details given on project brief)25.00
Reflective logapprox. 3000 words (notes on each week’s practical work plus research and analysis work)25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:21:14


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