School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Construct costume corsetry and undergarments
  • Unit Code

    CUACOS507
  • Year

    2019
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    100
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Fleur Marie KINGSLAND

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to construct corsetry and undergarments to give costumes a particular silhouette when worn by performers in screen, media and entertainment industry productions.
It applies to individuals who work with minimal supervision and guidance to construct corsetry and undergarments for period and contemporary costumes. Even though they work to briefs from costume designers, there is scope for them to be creative as they work on designs they are given.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Construct patterns for costume corsets and undergarments
  • 2. Lay up and cut corsets and undergarments
  • 3. Finalise corsets and undergarments

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

For more information see the Semester Timetable

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- construct corsetry and undergarment patterns using taken and calculated measurements
- sew, fit and finish a range of corsetry and undergarments that meet production requirements
- work collaboratively with production personnel and performers to produce required garment within production deadlines.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
- outline roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in making costumes
- describe characteristics of fabrics used to construct corsetry and undergarments
- explain principles and techniques of corsetry and undergarment construction and fitting
- describe techniques for making alterations to patterns after fittings
- outline the process for testing patterns in toile form before finalising them
- identify typical problems that arise in the context of constructing costume corsetry and undergarments and briefly describe solutions
- describe safety procedures that apply to using equipment and materials to make corsetry and undergarments.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
- production documentation
- materials and equipment for constructing corsetry and undergarments.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Construct costume corsetry and undergarments
  • Unit Code

    CUACOS507
  • Year

    2019
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    100
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Fleur Marie KINGSLAND

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to construct corsetry and undergarments to give costumes a particular silhouette when worn by performers in screen, media and entertainment industry productions.
It applies to individuals who work with minimal supervision and guidance to construct corsetry and undergarments for period and contemporary costumes. Even though they work to briefs from costume designers, there is scope for them to be creative as they work on designs they are given.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Construct patterns for costume corsets and undergarments
  • 2. Lay up and cut corsets and undergarments
  • 3. Finalise corsets and undergarments

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

For more information see the Semester Timetable

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- construct corsetry and undergarment patterns using taken and calculated measurements
- sew, fit and finish a range of corsetry and undergarments that meet production requirements
- work collaboratively with production personnel and performers to produce required garment within production deadlines.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
- outline roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in making costumes
- describe characteristics of fabrics used to construct corsetry and undergarments
- explain principles and techniques of corsetry and undergarment construction and fitting
- describe techniques for making alterations to patterns after fittings
- outline the process for testing patterns in toile form before finalising them
- identify typical problems that arise in the context of constructing costume corsetry and undergarments and briefly describe solutions
- describe safety procedures that apply to using equipment and materials to make corsetry and undergarments.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
- production documentation
- materials and equipment for constructing corsetry and undergarments.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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