Course Title: Textile Materiality and Principles

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Materiality and Principles

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2336

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

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: Emma Lynas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9440

Course Coordinator Email: emma.lynas@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B513.1.3 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Tues - Thurs - please email for an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

 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 introduces you to the principles of materials and textile design within the context of global textile trends and sustainability considerations. You will learn about the properties, performance and manufacturing processes for a range of textile fibres and fabrics. In doing so, you will learn how to apply this knowledge to the design of textile products.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
• Examine, analyse and evaluate theoretical and practical principles, emerging trends and issues pertinent to textile design and related industries
• Examine, evaluate and apply technologies associated with textile design and manufacturing in both local and global contexts
 


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Identify and classify a range of textile fibres and fabrics according to industry standards.
• Identify and evaluate theoretical and practical principles of properties, performance and manufacturing processes for a range of textile fibres and fabrics.
• Evaluate the suitability of textile materials for a range of end uses.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include: lectures; tutorials that may consist of practical exercises, group discussions and activities, guess speakers, and group and individual feedback for assessment tasks; online delivery.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.  There is access to web based fashion and textile forecast information, library resources, computer laboratories, colour printers, photocopiers, studios and workshops for completing project outcomes.

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.

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 -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. 

Assessment will consist of one project made up of four tasks: a research topic proposal, research paper, poster and class presentation.

Feedback will be given on the 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