Course Title: Textile Professional Practice
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Textile Professional Practice
Credit Points: 12
350H Fashion & Textiles
|Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016
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: by appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP2308 Textile Culture and Practice 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.
This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.
Textile designers use a professional portfolio to present their work to industry, to promote their creative and technical skills and to secure employment. The portfolio comprises a range of outputs – digital and physical - which as a whole represents your professional identity.
In this course you will assemble this portfolio of work, demonstrating your textile design skills and abilities, aesthetic approach and creative and commercial project outcomes aligned with professional standards.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Assess and evaluate your knowledge, skills and capabilities as a textile design practitioner.
• Create a professional portfolio aligned to the professional standards for your chosen career direction.
• Articulate and position your textile design outcomes and practice to a wide audience.
• Critically reflect on your own design practice as it relates to the broader disciplinary and industry context.
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
• Communicate and present design concepts using a range of formats and strategies in a clear and coherent manner to diverse audiences
• Examine, evaluate and apply technologies associated with textile design and manufacturing in both local and global contexts
Overview of Learning Activities
The course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include lectures, practical exercises, field trips, industry placement, 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 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. rmit.libguides.com/cat.php
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 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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available to review online: www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment.