Course Title: Introduction to Textile Design Print

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Textile Design Print

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 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Verity Prideaux

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 9245

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.1.003 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment - Monday - Wednesday

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. For further information refer to the RMIT Course Requisites Policy.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to textile design and the skills required for designing and printing textile substrates.

During the course, you will investigate emerging and ongoing design trends and will explore design through theme, coordination and technical processes.

You will investigate and explore the process of creating artwork, preparing screens and fabrics, screen processing and textile printing with inks in order to produce original printed textile outcomes in response to your research.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Investigate, analyse and evaluate reference materials to inform your printed textile design process.
  • Develop and apply design skills specific to printed textiles, through the use of colour, materials and techniques for generation of original artwork, accurate repeat systems, and preparation and selection of appropriate substrates and solutions.
  • Coordinate a range of printed fabric swatches through colour and motif selection.
  • Extend your ability to investigate and apply sustainability principles relevant to the design and production of printed textiles
  • Communicate textile design concepts and ideas through the appropriate selection and use of digital presentation tools.

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

  • Examine, analyse and evaluate theoretical and practical principles, emerging trends and issues pertinent to textile design and related industries
  • Demonstrate technical and creative skills, critical thinking when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts for textile, fashion and other design contexts
  • Examine and apply ethical and sustainability principles to textile design practice in both local and global contexts

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include; online delivery, lectures held on the Brunswick campus, practical exercises, group discussions, and face-to-face tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.  A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. 


The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides (

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

This course has been developed in reference to the BATD assessment guide available through BP121 Mystudies – Canvas. Please refer to the guide in order to familiarise yourself with program assessment methods.   At the beginning of each project you will receive a copy of the: brief, teaching schedule and assessment rubric. The rubric should be consulted regularly, as it allows you to self assess and manage your progress. It will be used by your course lecturer/s to assess your project work upon completion.   You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessments may include:  • Assignments and projects • Individual or group presentations to your peer group and lecturer     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 Manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.   Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:   A student charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.