Course Title: Analyse textile design influences

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART5903C

Course Title: Analyse textile design influences

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:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

teacher: Julia Raath   julia.raath@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse various influences on textile design and production. 
You will be looking at what influences textile design, from historical textiles and cultural influences to contemporary social trends, art, fashion, technology, and environmental change. You will apply research and analysis of the design process, construction techniques, colour, textile products and future directions in textiles as well as the principles and elements of design. 

 

This course is clustered with Analyse Use of Colour in Textiles
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4007A Analyse textile design influences

Element:

1 Analyse key influences on textile designs

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Significant historical events that have influenced textile design are identified and their effects analysed
1.2 Significant cultural influences on the development of textile design are identified and their effects analysed
1.3 Contemporary influences on textile design are analysed
1.4 Characteristics represented in textiles are identified.
1.5 Changes to production processes, including the effects of new and emerging technologies on textile designs are analysed.

Element:

2 Identify feature of the design process

 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Steps in responding to a design brief are identified.
2.2 Commercial considerations in producing a design are identified.
2.3 Elements of design are identified.
2.4 Principles of design are identified.

Element:

4 Analyse textile construction techniques
 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Purpose and key features of textile product are identified
4.2 Desired effects of design features are described.
4.3 Production techniques applied to create design features are described.
4.4 Use of production techniques in contemporary designs is identified.

Element:

3 Source information on textile designs and products

 

Performance Criteria:

3.1Possible sources of information on textile designs and products are identified and means of accessing information determined
3.2 Information gathering tools are used according to OH&S practices
3.3 Information is assessed for reliability to inform design processes

Element:

5 Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart

 

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Colour is investigated and dimensions are identified.
5.2 Relationship between value and intensity is identified and a colour chart is painted.
5.3 Colour wheel is prepared according to colour mixing principles.
5.4 Shade scale is prepared according to colour mixing principles.
5.5 Colour matching for production is implemented.
5.6 Colour charts are inspected or checked against quality standards.
5.7 Any changes or adjustments are carried out as required.
5.8 Documentation relating to colour charts is completed.

Element:

6 Analyse influences on future directions in textiles
 

Performance Criteria:

6.1 New or emerging textiles are identified and features, benefits and likely uses examined
6.2 Trends and influences are analysed to identify possible changes in textile production and demand
6.3 Sources of information relating to future directions and innovations in textile design are identified and accessed to maintain currency of industry knowledge


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 course is delivered in a studio / workshop that simulates industry working environment

Please note - not all learning activities are assessment tasks, participants will be advised well in advance if an assessment is taking place.

A range of learning activities, projects and tasks have been designed to allow students to demonstrate competency.

  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • practical demonstrations
  • analysis/critique of own work and others
  • colour and design activities or projects
  • group projects and activities
  • class presentations
  • group discussion
  • on-line research
  • independent project based work
  • Visits to galleries and events


Teaching Schedule

Week                      

  Class  Activities                                                                                                                                                                  Independent Study  Assessment Task Due
week1         Project 1: Journal
Library tour
Research skills
Introduction to projects and assessment criteria. OH&S induction
     
Significant historical and cultural influences on textiles:
Social, cultural, geographic, environmental, historical, technological
 
Research a range of topics for your presentation                         
week 2Project 1: Journal
Discussion and class exercise on the design process
Project 2: Research presentations Discussion on research topics and project planning techniques, library research
 
Good working practice:
The design process,
Answering the brief,
Technical design specifications

 
 Choose a research topic and plan your presentation 
week 3Project 1: Journal
3. OH&S activity
4. Analyse the design process activity
Project 2: research presentations Discussion on research topics and project planning techniques, library research
 
Colour theory: colour wheels, tints, tones, shades, primary, secondary, tertiary, CMYK, RGB. Research your presentation
2. Research Contemporary influences and their cultural significance
 

                           

week 4Project 1: Journal
5. Create colour wheels and colour charts
Project 2: research presentations Discussion on research topics and project planning techniques, library research

 
How colour is used in TD: colour schemes, purpose/function, visual mixing, simultaneous contrast. How do designers use colour?
 
 Colour matching research 
week 5 Project 1: Journal
6. Colour matching activity
colour wheels and charts continued
Project 2: research presentations
Compile handouts and finalise presentations
 
Introduction to project 2

Examine the design categories of: stripes, checks and geometrics introduction to trend forecasting

 

 Research inspiration and trends.
week 6 Project 1: Journal
7. Research and concept development

 

Essential design terms:
Principles and elements of design

 

 Find examples of textile designs to analyse the elements and principles 
 week 7Project 2: research presentations
Student presentations scheduled
 

 Project 2: research presentations
Student presentations scheduled
 

 Find examples of inspiring textile design collections for your journal 
week 8Project 2: research presentations
Student presentations scheduled

 
Project 2: research presentations
Student presentations scheduled

 
  
week 9Project 2: research presentations
Student presentations scheduled

 
 Project 2: research presentations
Student presentations scheduled
 
 

 

week 10Project 1: Journal
8. Principles and elements of design activity
Submit Project 2: Research presentations handout and references

 
Putting together a design collection:
Main design or “Hero”
Colourways and coordinates
Presentation styles, tips and tricks
 
  
week 11Project 1: Journal
Design collection analysis activity
Introduction to project 3

 
Guest speaker to discuss their influences and their design process Project 3: Research your topic
 
week 12Project 3: Profile a contemporary textile designer
Class research activity, Research your topic
 
Geographic styles and Expressions of identity: how fashion and textiles have been used to express the visual identity of Tribes and subcultures

 
 Research tribes /subcultures: identify significant cultural influences in textile designs 
week 13Project 1: Journal
Analyse Tribes and subcultures activity
and concept board
Project 3: profile of a contemporary textile designer Write up your project

 
Forecasted trends and market research
Textile products
 
 Research textile products 
week 14Project 1: Journal
Textile product analysis
Trend analysis
Project 3: profile of a contemporary textile designer
upload your project to the class blog
 
The future of textiles:
Innovative materials and techniques. The role of the designer. The influence of science and technology.

 
                                                    
week 15Project 3: profile of a contemporary textile designer read and comment on the class blog
 
compile findings of Contemporary Designer Wiki
 
 

Submit Project 3

Profile Contemporary Textile Designer

week 16
 
Class presentation and discussion of Project 3.
Completion and submission of Project 1


 

 
  Submit Project 1
Project 1: Journal
 
Week 17 Submit final Assessment  

*This weekly schedule may be subject to change, please check your RMIT student email regularly for updates









 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

* Texts listed are an overview only. Additional Texts will also be suggested according to individual research topics and industry excusions.


5000 years of textiles Jennifer Harris, British Museum Press in association with the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: 2004
World Textiles: a concise history Mary Schoeser, Thames and Hudson, London: 2003
World Textiles: a visual guide John Gillow and Brian Sentence, Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1999
The Cambridge History of Western Textiles D Jenkins, Cambridge University Press, New York: 2002
A History of Costume in the West Francois Boucher, Thames and Hudson, London, 1987
The Melbourne Design Guide. Ed. Viviane Stappmanns and Ewan McEoin. Pub Lab.3000 2006
Handmade in Melbourne. Jan Phyland and Janet De Silva. Pud GSP Books. 2006
Designation. Pub. Ripe off the Press 2006
Ways of Seeing John Berger, Penguin, London
Spirit Country Jennifer Isaacs, Hardie Grant, Sth Yarra
Art Almanac – this is an excellent monthly guide to exhibitions in Melbourne and Victoria. Available at art supply shops and newsagents
Craft Almanac – online bulletin of Craft Victoria

Some examples of Magazines and Journals –
Artlink
Art Monthly
ART Asia Pacific
Art and Australia
Un magazine
Eyeline
Object Magazine
Artichoke
Surface Design
Textile Fibre Forum
Parkett Magazine
Craft Arts International
Frieze


Other Resources

Students will require a pencil, pen and notebook / journal in all classes.

 A camera is often useful but not essential.

We will discuss the variety of other resources available to you for your projects in our avenues for research classes.

You will need access to a computer to prepare digital presentations to the group


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the 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 a journal containing planning, organisation and self directed research material, oral presentations, digital presentation files, preparation of a handout containing images, written synopsis and bibliography, written quiz, practical problem solving exercise, interview of a contemporary designer, concept and story boards.

Please note that some of these tasks and activities will be undertaken in the linked courses mentioned above and assessed in collaboration with staff delivering these courses.

Students are advised that they may to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

You will undertake 3 assessment tasks


Project and details of Assessment  breakdown will be provided in class and on Blackboard

  • Project 1: Journal                                                                 40%                                                                             
  • Project 2: Research presentation                                    30%                                                 
  • Project 3: Profile a contemporary Textile Designer      30%                    


 


Assessment Matrix

 Elements  Journal 40%                  Research Presentation 30%                                  Profile Contemporary Designer 30%
 1 Analyse key influences on textile designs
 
x x x
 2 Identify feature of the design process
 
 x x
 3 Source information on textile designs and productsx x x
 4 Analyse textile construction techniques                                                                                            x  x
 5 Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart  x
5 Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart                                                                              x  

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 and written 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 :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
 

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;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 :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
 

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.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic int
The following link provides important information on the following topics that relates to all courses:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/student
• Student Feedback at RMIT
• Student Progress
• Special Consideration, appeals, and discipline
• Academic Integrity
• Student Progress Committee (SPC)
• Assessment Grades
• Classification of award


Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
 

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