Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Space

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Studio - Space

Credit Points: 24


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 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 - 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

In this course you will refine textile design principles to produce outcomes appropriate to home, commercial or propositioned environments. You will undertake commercial design projects that require you to employ creative and technical textile design solutions for living spaces. You will advance your practical workshop skills in a chosen area of specialisation creating printed, knitted, or woven samples and product outcomes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • 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:

  • Analyse and evaluate design concepts for space.
  • Design and present a collection of textile concepts and fabrics based on a specific environment, trend and/or product theme.
  • Interpret and employ sustainable design approaches in the creation of textile samples and application of design practice in the workshop.
  • Communicate industry application and relevance of space through presentations and folio design 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, 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.

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 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.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

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 project briefs
  • Individual or group presentations to your peer group, lecturer and Industry

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.

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.