Course Title: Present and promote textile design concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART5909C

Course Title: Present and promote textile design concepts

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 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Julia Raath  99259201

Nominal Hours: 50

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

You are strongly advised to complete the following core modules prior to undertaking this unit:

VART 5905C Use of colour in Textiles

VART5904C Development of Textile Designs

VART5903C Textile Design Influences


Students are advised that projects in this course may be assessed in conjunction with VART5911C Draw 3D designs

Course Description

 This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to present and promote textile design concepts to clients or other industry professionals.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4008A Present and promote textile design concepts


1 Analyse requirements of design brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Purpose of textile product and performance requirements are analysed and application in design established

1.2 Other key requirements for textile product are identified

1.3 Priorities of client or industry professionals are analysed and noted for addressing in presentation  

1.4 Purpose of presentation is identified and form of communication to be used selected to maximise impact of design and meet communication objectives

1.5  Presentation details are negotiated to enable sufficient time for preparation 


2 Develop visual tools to communicate textile design concepts

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Sources of design ideas are identified and application of design principles in textile design are analysed

2.2 Inspiration or storyboards are developed to visually demonstrate the process of design development and the key features of the design

2.3  Other visual tools are selected or developed to positively demonstrate     key features of textile design


3 Prepare for presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Resources required for presentation are selected and prepared

3.2 Presentation area is prepared as appropriate for audience needs and resource requirements, and according to OHS practices

3.3  Presentation plan is developed to meet key objectives


4 Conduct presentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Benefits and features of design concepts are explained and promoted using effective presentation skills.

4.2 Production techniques and considerations for developing textile product are explained

4.3 Questions are invited and responded to appropriately

4.4 Feedback is sought on design concepts and appropriate modifications to the design are identified

4.5 Commitment to design concept or further development is sought and confirmed.

4.6  Outcomes of the presentation are documented

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of:

• principles and elements of design
• a range of textiles and their characteristics
• interests and communication needs of industry professionals
• a range of communication tools for presentation of design concepts
• principles and methods for composing inspiration boards
• key elements and approaches to story board composition
• principles of effective presentation and communication
• goals and aspirations of audience
• role of design features and benefits
• OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• quality practices
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:

• source information
• analyse design features and relate to needs and interests of audience
• identify and apply appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
• plan presentation to meet time-frame and resource allocations
• apply principles of design to design concept
• collect and collate information
• produce inspiration and story boards
• seek feedback and answer questions
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• communicate within the workplace
• sequence operations
• meet specifications
• clarify and check task-related information
• carry out work according to OHS practices

Details of Learning Activities

Please note: This course is clustered with VART 5911C  Draw 3D Designs

In this course you will learn about and practice using the materials, techniques and tools to present textile design concepts.

Weekly learning activities are structured to provide you with the opportunity to develop design presentation skills  and knowledge to clearly communicate concepts. 
 Activities include:
• discussion of underpinning knowledge;
• demonstration of skills and technique;
• practical application;

This course is delivered in a simulated studio /workshop environment. Assessment tasks will be set in studio sessions and the details of all submissions will be provided with the project briefs.

During studio sessions, students will receive continuous feedback on how to improve and extend their art practice.

OHS policies and procedures must be adhered to at all times. Students must wear fully covered shoes at all times. It is strongly recommended that students wear overalls or protective clothing.

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

Intro to 3D Drawing techniques fashion Illustration figure, proportion, rendering styles

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore (Project Overview)



11 Jul

Children Figures/ Technical flats Skill Building
Design and rendering techniques

Research design inspiration & collect Resources for Mood Boards


18 Jul

Figures/ Technical flats Skill Building
Design and rendering techniques


25 Jul

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore

Prepare design concepts
Design ideas are identified and application of design principles in textile design are analysed
Inspiration or Moodboards are developed to visually demonstrate the process of design development and the key features of the design

Visual tools planned for design concept


1 Aug

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore

Develop  design concepts and motifs for Range, hand rendering techniques, 3D dinosaurs drawing.

 In depth research and of hand rendering and drawing styles and Illustration


8 Aug

Motif and figure illustration development


15 Aug

Motif and figure illustration development

Technical specification drawing


22 Aug


Tuesday August 23, Excursion to The Arts Centre (Stage Presence Exhibition) Project 3 Wearables (Project Overview)

Research design inspiration & collect Resources for Wearables (Garments/accessories)

 29 Aug –4 Sept     SEMESTER BREAK


5 Sep

Presentation techniques and development of storyboards, developing own Illustration style for storyboards.

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


12 Sep

Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore

Prepare Illustrations for Designer or rough sketch is interpreted
Features and specifications are identified
Quality criteria for drawing is identified
Design of product is accurately drawn in pencil using templates where required and showing relevant wearing or placement

Prepare for visual and verbal presentation


19 Sep

Dinosaurs Galore Project   Final presentation to group

ASSESSMENT Task 1 and PROJECT 2 Submission

 Research and collection of Illustrations and inspiration for project Wearables


26 Sep

Develop Mood board with collected images, samples, inspiration
Purpose of textile product and performance requirements are analysed and application in design established
Other key requirements for textile product are identified

Drawing Styles/hand rendering techniques, Knit and Weave simulations
Refine concepts to develop designs


Wearables constructing textile samples



3 Oct

Project 3 Wearables
Develop designs including hand rendering techniques, illustration and simulation of knit/weave techniques and 3D drawing of wearables (garments and accessories)


10 Oct

Benefits and features of design using effective presentation skills.
Production techniques and considerations for developing textile product


17 Oct

Illustration 3 D Drawing Project 3 Wearables
Exploration and development of Presentation techniques


24 Oct

Project 3 Wearables Preparation for presentation and story boards / illustrations and production sketches to be completed / Look Book / swatch books. Finalising Details!

Final samples to be completed week 16 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.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

General Kit
(not required for week 1 - purchase based on need after week one)
Visual diary (A3 or A4 size)
Scissors – Sharp
Steel ruler-30cm
Set Square
Felt tipped pens Black Permanent maker Artline 700
Blue Ballpoint pen
Pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
Eraser-basic hard rubber
Kneadable eraser
Glue stick Uhu 40gm
Cutting knife (small with 5 blades)
Brushes-round 00, 1, 3, 6,10, - flat narrow to wide, 3 sizes

A1 Folio

The Brunswick library is full of textile, fashion illustration & technical drawing and other 3-dimensional design resources!

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ’not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ’competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.


Assessment Tasks


There are 3 Assessment tasks.

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

Task 1 and projects 2 & 3 are graded – Specific criteria is provided on detailed project briefs.


Task 1 Visual Diary                                          10%        Due 20th of Sep and 1st of November

  • Illustration research.
  • Drawing studies.


Project 2 Dinosaurs Galore             60%        Due 20th of September

  • 3D Drawing 
  • Research and Design development
  • Final designs and storyboards which include figure illustrations and design specifications
  • Presentation


Project 3 Wearables                         30%        Due 1st of November

  • 3D Drawing 
  • Design development and Research 
  • Presentation


Visual diary
You will be required to maintain a visual diary for all projects through this course cluster:  3D Drawing and Present Textile Concepts.
The visual diary will be included in the assessment of projects. It should contain a variety of drawing references and annotations about process and ideas including:
• Continuous collection of inspirational images and information for artist/designer resource –
• Sketches of own ideas
• Images related to product concepts
• Notations re: discussions
• Colour palettes
• Conceptual imagery



Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offense that may lead to expulsion from the University.
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