Course Title: Textile Design Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Communication

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Adele Varcoe

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9319

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B511 L03 R008

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study

Successful completion of GRAP2872 Textile Design Expressions.

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

Course Description

This course will extend the skills and knowledge you have gained in the course GRAP2872 Textile Design Expressions to enable you to effectively develop and present a range of textile concepts relative to specific industry contexts.

You will learn strategies for image making and presentation to communicate your design ideas that are developing as a part of your own textiles practice.

The aim of this course is to introduce industry conventions such as standard textile product names, descriptions, and industry specific terms and language. This is supported by other methods of communication within the fashion and textiles industry including image making through drawing, video and digital media. On successful completion of this course students will gain an understanding of contemporary textiles communication strategies and the relevant methods and techniques to enable them to effectively embody and express design intentions as a central part of textiles design.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO 2 Develop conceptual, creative, technical and digital skills to deepen and synthesise knowledge of textile design applications and technologies.

PLO 3 Apply design skills and knowledge to examine, analyse and creatively respond to contemporary issues in both local and global textile production.

PLO 6 Communicate and present design concepts using a diverse range of presentation mediums and materials in industry specific and broader design concepts. 

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Examine and investigate industry standard textile communication methods.

CLO 2: Develop digital media methods for textile specification and product.

CLO 3: Employ a range of image making strategies for the communication and presentation of textile concepts.

CLO 4: Utilise appropriate industry terminology and conventions to specify design concepts.



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 fashion 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: Website Proposal (Presentation + Digital Submission) (50%) CLO 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Website (Digital Submission) (50%) CLO 2, 3 & 4


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.