Course Title: Textile Design 2B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design 2B

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 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Patrick Snelling

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9411

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: B513.2.13 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: working hours

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP2338 Textile Design 2 A

Course Description

This course guide outline applies to Textile Design Part 2A and Textile Design Part 2B.
This course consolidates the skills and capabilities from the Textile Design 2A course with emphasis on technical competency and increased expertise in textile techniques. You will further develop expertise in a specialist discipline in either Surface Pattern: Printed textile design, or Constructed Textiles: Knitted and Woven textile design, which will be also continued into Year 3 of the program.
Design concepts, croquis and illustration are developed and then converted into technically and commercially printed, woven or knitted fabrics for Industry projects and/or small manufacturing enterprise product development.
Year 2 students divide into two groups, Surface Pattern: Print, or Constructed Textiles: Knit and Weave.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course is aligned with the following capabilities;
• Research and resource
• Design process
• Digital media
• Industry and technology
• Business and marketing
• Sustainable practice

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to;
• Extend your knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety standards.
• Extend your knowledge and understanding of the practical use of materials, equipment and processes appropriate to the discipline.
• Develop your skills in investigating, trialling and resolving technical tasks within the given discipline.
• Enhance your ability to work within edition design outcomes and directed industry projects.
• Apply the use of computer aided design for design, specifications, for finished artwork and presentation.
• Demonstrate the skills to produce and present ranges of coordinating fabrics, based on a selected theme, market, trend, colour research and product area.
• Extend your knowledge of the relevant design and manufacturing technologies of the discipline.
• Apply the principles and practice of sustainability relevant to the production of textile materials.

Overview of Learning Activities

Classes are taught at the Brunswick campus and consist of lectures, demonstrations and tutorials followed by individual face to face and group tutorials with students. There is access to web based forecast information, library resources, computer labs colour printers, photocopiers, studios and workshops for completing project outcomes.

Overview of Learning Resources

This will be covered in the Course Outline document, which is made available in class and on line.

Overview of Assessment

 A project sheet outlining assessment criteria, project requirements and project deadlines is given to each student at the start of the course.
The assessable components for this course will be;
• Assignments and projects
• Formal presentations to your peer group and industry clients.
You should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.