Course Title: Textile Culture and Practice
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Textile Culture and Practice
Credit Points: 12
350H Fashion & Textiles
|Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017
Course Coordinator: Claire Beale
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9411
Course Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Course Coordinator Location: B513.2.13 Brunswick campus
Course Coordinator Availability: Mon - Friday, please email for an appointment time outside of class
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2336 Textile Materiality and Principles and GRAP2337 Textile Practice and Theory before you commence this course.
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.
Textile designers do not create in isolation – developments in art, craft, design and culture all inform their practice. In this course you will examine cultural, technological and social developments in historical and contemporary textiles, in order to situate your emergent practice within the context of a wider contemporary textile design community.
You will experience the process of collaborative learning, to identify and create a shared archive of resources, references and other relevant materials.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
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.
Communicate and present design concepts using a range of formats and strategies in a clear and coherent manner to diverse audiences.
Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness.
Examine and apply ethical and sustainability principles to textile design practice in both local and global contexts.
Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Critically discuss cultural, technological and social developments that impact on textile design
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in design research
- Present research and creative ideas and outcomes to meet the needs of diverse audiences
- Analyse and critically reflect on your own design practice
Overview of Learning Activities
The course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include lectures, practical exercises, online delivery, field trips, group and online class discussion, group activities and individual research.
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 Textile Design 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.
Overview of Assessment
This course has been developed in reference to the BATD assessment guide available through BP121 Mystudies -Blackboard.
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 learning outcomes for this course and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessments may include:
• Assignments, journals 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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy