Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Body

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Body

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Verity Prideaux

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9245

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.01.003 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2557 Textile Design Studio Surface and GRAP2558 Textile Design Studio Structure 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 your information, the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at:

Course Description

This course will enable you to extend and apply your studio and workshop skills whilst designing and creating textiles specific to the body.  You will undertake design research and utilise the design elements and principles to generate paper-based artwork to inform constructed or printed textiles. The studio component will include; drawing/mark-making, colour palette experimentation and evaluation, croquis play and experimentation, pattern repeat and illustration.  The workshop component will extend your surface or constructed skills and allow you to experiment and create whilst working with fabrics, yarns, and associated constructed (knit, weave) and print (screen-printing) technologies and processes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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.
  • Investigate, synthesis, design and apply principles of textile design, technologies and materials and processes to create original textile based concepts and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate technical and creative skills, critical thinking when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts for textile, fashion and other design contexts.
  • 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:

  • Conduct market and theme based research to inform your design practice
  • Employ traditional media (drawing, mark-making, colour mixing) skills for textile outcomes
  • Create market appropriate illustrations and communication boards using traditional media and digital textile design skills
  • Create textile fabrics (printed or constructed) to meet requirements of a specific brief
  • Evaluate and select appropriate yarns, substrates and associated constructed / surface based techniques for textile based outcomes

Overview of Learning Activities

Key concepts and their application will be explained and illustrated in lectures / demonstrations, class based activities or online notes / tutorials.  There will be opportunities to discuss the brief and requirements during individual and group tutorials.

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.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students.

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles subject guides for more information.

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Watch this short video on Getting started with fashion and textiles library resources

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.  This course has been developed in reference to the BATD assessment guide available through BP121 Mystudies – Canvas.   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.   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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.   Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy