Course Title: Textile Colouration and Modification

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Colouration and Modification

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Mac Fergusson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9172

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

You will be introduced to the principles of colouration of textile substrates.You will study a range of finishing processes and procedures both mechanical and chemical that are used to modify the characteristics of textile fabrics. You will also study the main styles of printing including direct, resist and discharge.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1. Apply sustainable practices related to fashion and textiles issues.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Research and identify factors determining textile dyeing methods.

2. Critically analyse and evaluate issues when selecting dyes for textiles including colour physics and computer matching.

3. Identify and measure finishing processes for textile stability and quality.

4. Develop and analyse digital and non digital textile prints.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is taught in a combination of theory and practical laboratory classes. Students are expected to read widely from technical journals and texts available to supplement the information provided during the lectures.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Resources that will assist you with your learning will include notes, reference lists, library resources, dye chemistry laboratory and relevant software.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.
Assessment may include tests, case studies and assignments. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more information.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principals, regulations, policies and