Course Title: Present and promote textile design concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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

Douglas McManus

Jodie Stephens

office; Brunswick campus 511.01.01

Ph; 9925 9127

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 course is clustered with VART 5770C, CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept

The learning activities include 2 individual design projects.

Class activities will include some group work on; researching  trends, setting up installations for drawing, presentation and communication activities.

Class activities will also include individual design project work;  developing initial sketches, design development, presentation techniques and visual and verbal presentations of design collections.

Time permittiing, one session will be used for an excursion to the NGV Study room to observe relevant textile techniques and applications.

Teaching Schedule

weekWeek startingClass activitieshomework activities
11 8/7/13Project 1 Response
Introduction to project, Drawing techniques
Bring in relevant objects and images to draw
215/7/13Project 1 Response
Develop concept, refine drawings
Research design inspiration
322/7/13Project 1 Response
Design and rendering techniques
429/7/13Project 1 Response
Prepare design concepts
55/8/13Project 1 Response
Initial design presentation and feedback Respond to feedback and re-work design concepts
612/8/13Project 1 Response
Presentation techniques and development of storyboards
719/8/13Project 1 Response
Prepare visual and verbal presentation
826/8/13Project 1 Response
Final presentation to group
92/9/13Submit Project 1 Response
Project 2 Bio mimicry
Introduction to project, Develop drawings
Bring in relevant objects and images to draw
109/9/13Project 2 Bio mimicry
Refine drawings and develop design concepts Research design inspiration
1116/9/13Project 2 Bio mimicry
Develop designs, investigate use of scale
127/10/13Project 2 Bio mimicry
Initial design presentation and feedback
Respond to feedback and re-work design concepts
13 14/10/13 Project 2 Bio mimicry
Design development
14 21/10/13

 Project 2 Bio mimicry                                                                                          Exploration and development of Presentation techniques

15 28/10/13 Project 2 Bio mimicry
Preparation for presentation and story boards
16 14/11/13 Project 2 Bio mimicry
Final Presentation to industry panel, and project submission
  11/11/13 Marking week 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

project 1, Response worth 50%

drawing and design development 30%

final designs and storyboards 50%

presentation 20%

Project 2, Bio mimicry worth 50%

drawing and design development 30%

final designs and storyboards 50%

presentation 20%


Assessment Matrix

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