Design Special Topic A

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Art and Design Studies

Course planning information

Course notes

Topic for 2019: Summer Offering 2019: Accessible Inclusive Fashion Design
Investigate accessible and inclusive design through fashion or apparel design development. This course will facilitate aspects of human-centred design which includes primary research, iteration and sampling. Input from guest experts and industry leaders will also be included. This course is open to all students in the College of Creative Arts, and will be of particular interest to those in Fashion and Textile Design.

Appropriate prior study: 212.358 or 223.358 or Permission course coordinator

Students must submit all assessments and achieve an overall minimum C- grade.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
Appraisal Required

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between creative work and audiences, clients, markets, users, consumers, participants. (Graduate Profile: Connectedness – Whanaungatanga A3)
  • 2 Be intellectually curious and adaptable, willing to embrace new ideas and accommodate risk and uncertainty. (Graduate Profile: Creativity – Toi B1)
  • 3 Apply exploratory and transformative thinking to generate ideas, proposals, creative works and arguments in response to project demands. (Graduate Profile: Creativity – Toi C1)
  • 4 Combine technical excellence with intellectual and conceptual rigour in order to produce high quality creative outputs. (Graduate Profile: Virtuosity D2
  • 5 Interact effectively, ethically and professionally with others, whether through collaboration or dialogue. (Graduate Profile: Connectedness – Whanaungatanga E2)

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Creative compositions 1 2 3 4 5 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Course delivery details

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