Course Title: Textile Design Project Launch

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Project Launch

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Coordinator: Ms Esther Paleologos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9176

Course Coordinator Email: esther.paleologos@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2843 Textile Design Persona Project

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.


Course Description

In this course you will undertake a textile design project related to specific discipline specialisations. 

This capstone course requires you to define and demonstrate your own textile design practice to a professional standard in a related discipline or industry context. As a capstone experience, it is designed to enable you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate a holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

This capstone course provides an opportunity for you to prepare for and reflect on your transition from university into your future professional career. The course is designed for you to apply and critically reflect upon the ideas, skills and graduate capabilities you have gained through your program. It will also help you to critically evaluate professional practices using scholarly ideas and your own insights.

You will engage in the presentation of research and design outcomes and gain experience in presenting to external stakeholders.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO1: Demonstrate broad knowledge of textile design creation and production with depth and expertise in one or more areas of practice.

PLO5: Demonstrate creative, critical textile design thinking that recognises emerging trends and issues suitable for contemporary textile design and related industries.  

PLO6: Communicate and present design concepts using a diverse range of presentation mediums and materials in industry specific and broader design contexts.

PLO8: Initiate, develop and realise textile design projects effectively in collaboration with industry, community or professional partners as part of professional development.


Course Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Apply creative design thinking to demonstrate a holistic perspective and intricate theoretical and technical knowledge to inform an innovative textile design response.

CLO2: Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, and a reflective approach to generating innovative design and project outcomes.

CLO3: Critically reflect on your experiences individually and in collaboration with peers in terms of personal growth and development in relation to both practical and theoretical skills, research analysis and work readiness within a local and global context. 

CLO4: Demonstrate skills and fluency in effectively articulating and communicating ideas, arguments and rationale to diverse audiences within and external to the Fashion and Textile Industry. 


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to explore design, investigate, analyse and understand textile design practice.


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.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome.  They are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Proposal (20%)
CLOs: 1, 2 & 3 

Assessment Task 2: Project (50%)
CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 

Assessment Task 3: Presentation (30%)
CLOs: 2, 3, 4 & 5

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.