Course Title: Digital Textile Design and Storytelling

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Textile Design and Storytelling

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


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

Course Coordinator: Verity Prideaux

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9245

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.1.3 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP2334 Digital Textile Design and Communication and GRAP2335 Digital Textile Design and Illustration.


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 explore methods of storytelling while you extend your bitmap and vector skills. Narrative and storytelling will be explored in relation to culture and the human experience, sustainable principles and also it’s role in commercial textile design communication. Digital design tools will be used to interpret, manipulate and apply your research to generate finished artwork specific to a brief.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

Examine, analyze and evaluate theoretical and practical principles, emerging trends and issues pertinent to textile design and related industries.
Communicate and present design concepts using a range of formats and strategies in a clear and coherent manner to diverse audiences.
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.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

Based on research, develop textile design materials that respond creatively to commercial trends that are relevant for fashion, homewares and other design contexts.
Use Digital Media to creatively develop design concepts and present finished artwork.
Based on research, develop textile design materials that consider the ethical and sustainable implications of production for local and global markets.
Actively engage in developing skills that enhance time management and appropriate research methodologies.

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

You will have 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 online 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

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 and Industry Partners
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 teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment policies and procedures.