Studio Arts - Fashion VCE Units 1 - 4

This is a fabulous subject to use your creative talents to produce wearable pieces of art. Students develop and make garments. Starting with a concept and exploration proposal students explore and research ideas and follow the design process to produce a folio of work. 

Aside from your creative talents you will develop skills in drawing for fashion, patternmaking, sewing, embellishment and understanding the application of professional art practices to fashion.   Assessment for the subject units comprises of a folio, essays and end of the year exam.

Major topics covered in Units 1 & 2 include:

  • The transference of individual ideas into a visual language.
  • The exploration of various materials and production techniques used to create wearable art.
  • Research project and discussion on fashion designers from different times and cultures; the sources of inspiration and methods used in the creation of their designs.
  • Using an individual design process students create a piece of wearable art.
  • Following on from Unit 1 students research and discuss how fashion designers have used aesthetic qualities to communicate ideas and develop their own personal style in their artwork.

Major topics covered in Units 3 & 4 include:

  • The development of a written exploration proposal that discusses the design process and the creation of two finished fashion artworks. Students initially explore design ideas through research and testing and trialling of various construction methods before writing a focus statement in Unit 4. This statement discusses the potential directions their designs may take before selecting and creating their final garments/artworks.
  • Students then create their artworks using the knowledge and research they have gained throughout the year.
  • Finally students write a reflection and evaluation report about their artworks.

Students may only take one Studio Art subject.

Pre- requisite subjects: Nil, although it is preferable students are able to sew using the sewing machine, drawing

No additional charge beyond the general materials fee. However, associated Costs applicable in 2011 were dependent on the style and type of garments designed by the students. It is expected that the student will source and purchase all their own fabrics and purchase a sewing kit and folio materials according to the book list.

For further information, click on the Study Summary at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/studioarts/studioartstudysum2010.doc which will take you directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website