Course Title: Produce computer aided textile design folios

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Janelle Magee

Suzan Dlouhy

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
1.6 Folio objectives are confirmed and documented


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 OH&S 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
3.6 Design folio is stored, organised and filed to enable retrieval as required

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 or similar workplace set up.

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

In general the course is taught by the following means:
1 Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2hrs
2 Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2hrs
3 Complete manuals and/or tasks and assessment 4hrs
4 Supervised skill development to competency 90hrs
5 Consolidation of skills and assessment 2hrs

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between class times are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Phillips, Peter , Repeat patterns a manual for designers, artists and architects
Bowles, Melanie. Digital textile design
Cheung, Victor Viction workshop Limited. Simply pattern / concepts and art
Colussy, M. Kathleen. Rendering fashion, fabric, & prints with Adobe Illustrator
Frey, Berta. Designing and drafting for hand weavers: basic principles of cloth construction
Lebeau, Caroline. Fabrics: the decorative art of textiles
Fogg, Marnie Print in fashion: design and development in fashion textiles.
View textile view magazine.
Knitting international.
Textile the journal of cloth and culture.

Author: Botello, ChrisAdobe Photoshop CS4 illustrated /
Author: Lazear, Susan.. Adobe Photoshop for fashion design /
Author: Jenkins, Sue, How to do everything :Adobe Illustrator CS4 /
Author: Alspach, Ted. Illustrator CS4 Bible.
Author: Steuer, SharonThe Adobe Illustrator CS4 wow! book :tips, tricks, and techniques from 100 top illustrator artists

Other Resources

Other Resources

Escher Web Sketch

Class notes and visual guides will be distributed within class time.

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

Assessment will be in the form of observation of work performed by yourself and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Grading is not used in the workplace.

Assessment Matrix


Other Information

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive verbal feedback by teacher/tutor/lecturer on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT :

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

Penalties for late assessment
Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
- Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
- Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
- Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
- Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
- Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.

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