Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MIET6060C

Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

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:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Douglas McManus

douglas.mcmanus@rmit.edu.au

office 511.01.01

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

Nil

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to use computing technology to identify the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, input and store information.



 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2009B Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

Element:

1. Determine work requirements
 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Type of work to be performed is determined.
1.2 Required technology is identified.
1.3 Software applications to be used are identified.
1.4 Data input or information sources to be used are identified.
1.5 Required skills for software application are identified.

Element:

2. Use technology

 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ergonomic conditions are established.
2.2 Key features of technology are identified.
2.3 Technology is started up and shut down.
2.4 Technology is used according to OHS practices.
2.5 Assistance is accessed if required.
2.6 Impact of technology use is explained and related to the work role.

Element:

3. Select and use program features
 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Software application menus are navigated to access information.
3.2 Information or data is entered, changed or removed as required.
3.3 Information or data is saved and stored.
3.4 Key features of software application are identified.
3.5 Support is accessed to ensure software skills are achieved.


Learning Outcomes


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


Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers the skills and knowledge necessary to apply textile design  to computing technology.

The unit applies to identifying the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, input and store textile design specifically for the TCF Industry
The equipment may include computers and other equipment based on computing technology. Impact of technology use must be related to work role.
Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.


Teaching Schedule

 
CAD TRAINING
Week1
Oh&S Practice in the computing environment
Overview RMIT network. Logging on.
File storage. Navigating network.
Creating folders.
Copying files to external devices.
Saving versions.
google drive Lynda.com
Week 2
Internet browsers
Using Search engines for research
Downloading visual information.
Advanced searches.
wgsn.com
Week 3
online software practice tartan maker
Escher web sketch
week 4 Understanding software language
basic photoshop tools introduction -saving files psd, tiff, jpeg,pdf Lynda.com
week 5 basic photoshop for textiles understanding basic photshop tools for textiles design Lynda.com
week 6 Developing motif for image based design
Photoshop Filters, manipulation of images creation of textile motifs for portfolio theme Lynda.com
week 7 studio practice
week 8 textile layout project 1 Lynda.com
week 9 Basic repeat systems explained and demonstrated
practice using software tools to create basic repeat systems
Lynda.com
week10 Repeat variations demonstrated .practice of basic drop, half drop. & brick repeat using variations on elements of repeat Lynda.com
week 11 Development of Spot sateen systems, studio practice on creating scattered random design repeats
Lynda.com
week 12 Swiss repeat understanding principles of Swiss repeat spacing, angles, avoiding tight or loose areas. Problem solving
Practice on creating multi directional design Lynda.com
week 13 Studio practice Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently outside work home
week 14 layout of designs, Studio Practice- Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently outside work home
week 15 layout of designs, Studio Practice- Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently outside work home
week 16 assessment
 


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.
Selvedge
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


References


Other Resources

Available to students through google apps and backboard are notes and  video teaching instruction of all projects covered in this course

Other Resources

www.tartanmaker.com

Escher Web Sketch

http://escher.epfl.ch/escher/

Class notes and visual guides will be distributed within class time. All class notes are available online


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.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:


Observation checklists and assignments designed students to demonstrate applications of computer software.


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


 

due week 7

Assessment task 1: produce as a small contemporary textile range based on the exploration of tartans.submit as pdf and email to client . [graded assessment] 20%

5 image pattern designs submit as psd files into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment [graded assessment] 30%

due week11

 Assessment task 2:Submission of spot sateen and Swiss repeat  layout boards  into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment [graded assessment] 50%

due week 16

 


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment task 1Assessment task 2Assessment task 3
Determine work requirementsXXX
Use technologyXXX
Select and use Program featuresXXX

Other Information

Notes on individual apsects of software demonstrated will be handed out in class

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