Course Title: Produce computer aided textile design folios

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: ISYS5657C

Course Title: Produce computer aided textile design folios

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rohani Osman

Office:  511.1.01

Nominal Hours: 100

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

LMTGN2009B Operate Computing Tecnology in the  TCF Workplace

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to produce computer aided textile design folios.

This unit requires the application of skills associated with communication to consult with clients, review and interpret design specifications, determine folio objectives and parameters and document information. Initiative and enterprise, planning and organising and problem solving skills will also be used to determine folio specifications, select programs and equipment, plan layouts, and to apply creative processes to folio development. Knowledge and application of computing technology is central to the planning and production of the folio.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5010A Produce computer aided textile design folios


1. Determine folio objectives

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consultation with client is undertaken to review the textile design specifications and determine folio requirements

1.2 Purpose of folio is analysed and target audience determined

1.3 Type of digital folio required is determined in line with objectives and audience requirements

1.4 Design themes and styles of textile design are identified and analysed in line with folio objectives

1.5 Preliminary planning is discussed to explore options for content and presentation



2. Plan folio presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Folio parameters and specifications are determined and planning processes used according to the needs of the folio

2.2 CAD software, programs and equipment are selected and prepared according to specifications and requirements

2.3 Editing and layout requirements are determined and relevant applications selected

2.4  Folio plan is developed and presentation is confirmed with client or personnel 


3. Use electronic tools to create folio

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design programs and equipment are used to create design folio

3.2 Editing software is applied to edit and manipulate folio content to effectively illustrate features of the textile materials, designs and   products

3.3 Design programs and equipment are used in accordance with OHS practices

3.4 Folio is assessed against requirements and objectives and presented to appropriate personnel for review

3.5 Improvements are identified and implemented and folio is finalised


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities are conducted within a computing laboratory.

Activities are designed for participants to gain knowledge, skills and expertise using CAD for Textile Design.

Basic principles of Textile Design are incorporated including an overview of print, knit and weave pattern structures.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop ideas for CAD textiles and create a comprehensive digital folio to industry specifications.

Teaching Schedule



Week starting

Draw 3D Present and Promote

Homework activities


 4 Jul

Assessment Task 1 Visual Diary Drawing studies

OHS - Studio Practice, Materials and equipment , research and assessment

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore Toile (Project Overview)

Toile and Dinosaurs Research Online



11 Jul

Children Figures
Design and rendering techniques

Adobe Illustrator Basics

Complete research for Moodboards


18 Jul

Using live trace

Further research and motif development for Toile design and coordinates


25 Jul

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore Toile

Inspiration or Moodboards are developed  

Using pattern fill and texture fill

Further research and motif development for Toile design and coordinates

Visual tools planned for design concept


1 Aug

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore Toile

Develop  design concepts and motifs for Range, hand rendering techniques, CAD dinosaurs development Toile elements and principles, repeats.



8 Aug

Half Drop and Brick repeats Toile layout

Both Illustrator and Photoshop repeats


15 Aug

Ogee and diamond coordinates Layout demonstrated and explored (Photoshop)


22 Aug

Coordinates developed using either Photoshop or illustrator

Develop and finalise designs

 29 Aug –4 Sept     SEMESTER BREAK


5 Sep

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore Toile

Presentation Layout A2 Poster/A4 Booklet

Illustration Collage, Cleaning Illustrations, Draping designs

Finalising Illustrations, and design range, plan and arrangement of presentation


12 Sep

Finalising Project Dinosaurs Galore Toile Project. Presentation Layout, Illustrations, Drape Toile and coordinates

Prepare for Submission


19 Sep

Dinosaurs Galore Toile Project Submission

Project Wearables Lookbook Overview

Research and development of concept/Mood board


 Research and collection of Illustrations and inspiration for project Wearables


26 Sep

Lookbook Layout

Typography and logo design

In depth research and experimentation Fashion Illustration, Lookbooks, Illustration Styles, Hand rendering, Mark making etc.


3 Oct

Project 3 Wearables
Illustration and simulation of knit/weave techniques and of wearables (garments and accessories)

Textile draping using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Research into accessories and further design development


10 Oct

Project 3 Wearables
Illustration and simulation of knit/weave techniques and of wearables (garments and accessories)

Textile draping using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Research into accessories and further design development


17 Oct

Illustration Project 3 Wearables
Technical Flats (Specification Drawings)


24 Oct

Project 3 Wearables

Layout of Look book for publishing using prescribed specification online for publishing

Complete and Print Lookbook  Prepare for presentation


31 Oct

Project 3 Wearables (Final Presentation to panel, and project submission)
Questions are invited and responded to appropriately
Feedback is sought on design concepts

Outcomes of the presentation are documented. Reflection/Changes/Included on final presentation.



*NB. This schedule should be used as a guide only, learning sessions may differ to what is stated above throughout the semester

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are designed to measure competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including observation and questioning, class exercises, practical problem solving exercises, and layout and presentation of textile design.

Assessment Tasks


There are 2 Assessment tasks.

You must complete each task to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent.

Projects are graded – Specific criteria is provided on detailed project briefs.


Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore Toile and coordinates    60%        Due 20th of September

  • Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Repeats and Fashion Illustration
  • Research and Design development of Textile range
  • Final designs and storyboards which include figure illustrations and design specifications
  • Presentation


Project 3 Wearables          40%        Due 31st of October

  • Technical Drawings and Fashion Illustration
  • Fonts, Logo and Concept
  • Design development and Research 
  • Lookbook Presentation 

Assessment Matrix

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