Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Body

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Body

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2559

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

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 9425

Course Coordinator Email: verity.prideaux@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B513.2.13 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday


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 further information refer to the RMIT Course Requisites Policy.


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 the 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

This course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include; online delivery, lectures held on the Brunswick campus, demonstration, 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.

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 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 learning outcomes for this course 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 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 lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment