SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N225580
Module Leader Laura Hardingham
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Fashion and Marketing
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Fashion Design Concepts 1 or equivalent - this is a core module.

Summary of Content

This module will involve portfolio experimentation in CAD and hand drawing skills; combining both hand and digital drawing techniques, using mixed media to develop portfolio presentation skills and the final solution for design boards from FDC1. Students will be encouraged to develop their presentations skills to a professional standard in order to communicate their designs effectively to a public audience. This will build on previous fashion drawing skills developed in level 1 and further developed using CAD as a tool to experiment with graphics and layout of their design work. There will be a focus on both mixed media, creative drawing and portfolio presentation and also technical specification drawings for production purposes.


Illustration styles exploration of media fabric and colour rendering design communication graphic design layout curating a digital portfolio

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate creative exploration of a variety of media to illustrate fashion design ideas2. Apply appropriate graphic presentational skills to promote design ideas3. Demonstrate appropriate practical skills in the use of CAD4. Produce a digital portfolio suitable for external viewing

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Skills will be developed through projects, critiques, group discussions and design briefs. Classes will consist of 3 hours per week studio based practcal workshops. Digital technology is utlised as a resource within the learning strategy, e.g., CAD, Pinterest, Storify, blogs will enable access to information and communicatons in the global fashion community. Feedback strategy: Feedback will be given on a weekly basis, with writen summatve feedback within 3 weeks, provided through grade mark for each assessment.

Indicative Reading

Fashion Illustration Bender, D (2017) Design Portfolio, Fairchild Burke, S. (2013) Fashion Artist: Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation, Burke Publishing, London Burke, S (2006) Fashion Computing Techniques and CAD, Burke Publishing, London Dawber, M (2004) Image Makers: Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration, Octopus, London Dawber, M (2005) New fashion Illustration, BT Batsford, London Faerm, S (2012) Design Your Fashion Portfolio, A+C Black Visual Arts Kilper, A (2014) Fashion Porfolio: Design and Presentation, BT Batsfrod, London Montgomery, K (2004) Creating E Portfolios using Powerpoint, John Wiley and Sons Pantone LLC (2014) Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Colour in Design, Chronicle Books Stipelman S (2005) Illustrating Fashion: Concept to Creation, Fairchild publications, New York Wesen Bryant, M (2016) Illustration techniques for fashion Designers, Laurence King publishing Trade and Source Journals Vogue, Textile View, ID, Dazed and Confused, DR, Raw Vision, Selvedge Sunday Times Websites <> <> <> <>

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students will have gained competence in the following key areas: confidence in digital technology, drawing, observaton, visual literacy, 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional visualisaton, critcal evaluaton, synthesis, divergent thinking, communicaton, self-motvaton, managing workloads, meeting deadlines.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 50.00
Independent Learning (FT) 114.00
Practicals (FT) 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% Individual Portfolio - 36 pages. Week 12.