Course Title: Present and promote textile design concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: VART5909C

Course Title: Present and promote textile design concepts

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of 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

Jodie Stephens Phone 9925 9127

Libby Noblet Phone 9925 9421

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 before undertaking this course

VART5903C Textile Design Influences

Students are advised that projects in this course may be assessed in conjunction with ISYS 7969C Develop Designs Using the Computer

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to present and promote textile design concepts to clients or other industry professionals. Students will undertake a variety of projects  that enable them to demonstrate design competency.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4008A Present and promote textile design concepts


1. Analyse the requirements of the 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 OH&S 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

Completion of this course will enable students to demonstrate skills and knowledge to:
• complete inspiration or storyboards to present design concepts
• communicate application of design principles in textile design
• communicate design concepts
• interpret and respond to a design brief
• sell features and benefits of design concepts
• use presentation skills
• convey necessary information to meet needs of audience
• apply OH&S practices
• maintain accurate records

Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practice of presenting and promoting textile design concepts.

Individual and group projects and presentations will be undertaken in a simulated industry environment.

Projects have been linked with all courses in the program to present a simulated industry environment.

Teaching Schedule

weekdateClass activitiesHomework

Introduction to Textile Design concepts
Project 1 “Marvel comics”

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

Discussion Presentation methods -Visual diary as art book

Team allocation and Market research

Market research

Project 1 Complete market research
Group presentation of market research
Toile slide show, concept development for book

concept development



Project 1;Team critique, Presentation techniques Workshop, Produce book

Presentation research
423/7/12Project 1 Produce book, presentation 

Project 1 Presentation Visual diary / art book for approval and feedback     Analyse feedback from client, and plan improvements


Project 1Design feedback, team discussion, develop design options
Project 2; “construct and embellish”
Introduction and Market research


Project 1 Develop design options, compile presentation

review innovative textile artists and designers



Project 1
Presentation practiceboard Project, compile presentation

Project 2 Presentation and submission of concept board

Project 2 Source a range of materials and construction techniques  

Project 1  presentation practice, compile presentation

(Presentation to marvel in CAD class time)

Project 2 Construct textile samples - workshop on construction techniques


Project 1Workshop on estimating costs of production

Project 2 Develop and produce textile samples printmaking and embossing workshop

Project 1 Estimate costs of production

Project 2 Develop textile design concepts


project 2 develop and produce textile samples

1217/9/12Project 2 Refine and present textile samples 
 24 to 28/9/12                                          Semester break 
131/10/12Project 1 Develop design options and presentation styling
Project 2 create storyboard presentation
148/10/12Project 1 Finalisepresentation Project presentation styling and verbal presentation
project 2 submission and presentation
Project 1 Practice presentation
1515/10/12Project 1 Final presentation run through 
1622/10/12Project 1 Final Presentation and assessment to panel 


This teaching schedule may be subject to change. You will be notified of any changes during scheduled classes. Part time evening  students please confirm schedule with Elizabeth Noblet .

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

WGSN forecasting website (access from RMIT campus only)

Textile View Magazine

Repeat Patterns, a manual for Designers, artists and architects. Peter Phillips and Gillian Bunce, Thames and Hudson, 1993.


Contemporary Illustration and it's Context, Gestalten, Berlin 2009


Drawing Now; eight propositions, Laura HoptmanMOMA NY2002


Textile designs; 200 years of patterns for printed fabrics arranged by motif, colour, period and design. Meller, S & Elfers, J. (1991) Thames and Hudson.

Textile Design, Simon Clarke, Laurence King Publishing Ltd 2011


Textiles, a handbook for designers, revised edition, Marypaul Yates, W.W Norton & Comapny NY 1996


Handbook of Textile Design, Jacquie Wilson, Woodhead PublishingLtd 2001


Stylesight forecasting website


Other Resources

You will be required to pay a materials fee which will cover paper, cardboard and a variety of rendering materials which will be provided to you in class time. 

You will be required to source your own materials for Project 2  

You must provide you own tool kit comprising of the following; Visual diary, folder, range of pencils, scissors, craft glue, sharp stencil cutting knife, paint brushes, watercolour paints (gouache), selection of papers, lino-cutting tools and experimental mark-making tools.

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises and practical problem solving exercises and design briefs. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

To successfully complete this unit, students will undertake 2 projects, and will be assessed against the Elements and performance criteria.

Assessment includes a range of Textile design briefs which will  including trend research, design development, presentations and discussions.

The submission details of each project will be provided with each project brief.

Projects are;

Project 1 Industry partner Marvel Comics 50%

Project 2 Construct and Embellish 50%

Visual diary; research on drawing and design themes and styles, inspiration and colour schemes.

Design folio; design development drawings, design concepts, design samples, hand-rendered designs, colourways, coordinates, and presentation storyboards.

Concept boards and storyboards; theme, appropriate imagery, colour palette and industry standard information.

Individual and group presentations; that demonstrate contribution to process and team work, develop appropriate design language and presentation skills.

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 lodgment 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 offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 4 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours. Students are encouraged to utilise on campus studio time  to complete projects.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources and writing project reports.

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