Course Title: Textile Practice and Theory

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Practice and Theory

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2337

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Claire Beale

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9441

Course Coordinator Email: claire.beale@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B513.2.13 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: by 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

In this course you will examine the issues associated with and the underlying principles of sustainability and how these relate to the fashion and textile industry.  You will learn about ethical and sustainable design strategies and examine the role of the textile designer within these contexts. 
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

• Research - examine, analyse and evaluate theoretical principles, emerging trends and issues pertinent to textile design and related design and textile industries.

• Industry - examine and apply cultural, social and ethical considerations and responsibilities for fashion and textiles contexts; Manage your learning as an individual and in collaboration with others.

• Sustainable practice - examine, critique, and evaluate underlying principles and concepts of sustainability appropriate to textile design and the textile industry. Apply sustainability principles and systems to textile design contexts. 


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Identify and analyse principles of sustainability for textile design.
• Develop and evaluate ethical and sustainable design strategies appropriate for textile design practices.
• Examine and reflect on the role of the textile designer.


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.
You will have access to web based fashion and textile forecast information, library resources, computer laboratories, colour printers, photocopiers, studios and workshops for completing your projects.

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 Librarians.


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. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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 project briefs
• Individual or group presentations to your peer group, lecturer and external assessors

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 coordinator 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 teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment