Course Title: Analyse textile design influences

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

 Julia Raath   julia.raath@rmit.edu.au  99259201

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:

3 Source information on textile designs and products

 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Possible 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 OHS practices
3.3 Information is assessed for reliability to inform design processes

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:

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

Date Week starting

Week                      

  Class  Activities                                                                                                                                                                
Feb 9week1         
Introduction to projects and assessment criteria. OH&S induction
Significant historical and cultural influences on textiles:
Social, cultural, geographic, environmental, historical, technological
Library tour
Research skills
Research  Design  
Independent study 

Workbook Task OHS 
                    

Feb 16week 2

Good working practice:

  • The design process,
  • Analyse the design process activity,
  • Answering the brief,
  • Technical design specifications
Discussion and class exercise on the design process
Discussion on research topics and project planning techniques, library research
 Independent study

 

Contemporary Designer
 

Feb 23                    week 3

 Video-Colour theory: colour wheels, tints, tones, shades, primary, secondary, tertiary, CMYK, RGB. Grey Scale

Bring paint brushes, pencils pallette               

March 2week 4How colour is used in TD: colour schemes, purpose/function, visual mixing, simultaneous contrast. How do designers use colour?
Create colour wheels and colour charts
Bring paint brushes, pencils palette
March 9week 5 Colour matching activity
Colour wheels and charts continued

Bring paint brushes, pencils palette

Independent study Major Research project

March 16week 6
  • Sourcing information on Textiles
  • Trend Forecasting, market research, social media.
  • Textile products
 Workbook Task
March 23 week 7Putting together a design collection:
  • Main design or “Hero”
  • Colourways and coordinates
  • Presentation styles, tips and tricks
 
March 30week 8

Contemporary Textile Designer  Research      Class discussion

 Submission Contemporary designer research Due

April 6 Starts April 3 Good Friday     Mid Semester Break 
April 13week 9Industry visit / Guest speaker  

 

April 20week 10

 Analyse textile construction techniques

Purpose and key features of textile product are identified
Desired effects of design features are described.
Production techniques and use in contemporary design Identify application and uses of colour 

 
April 27week 11

Research presentations

 Research submissions due

Wiki uploaded

May 4week 12Research presentations 
May 11week 13

Research presentations

 
May 18week 14The future of textiles:
Innovative materials and techniques.
The influence of science and technology
                                          
May 25week 15 Complete and Submit  Work book 

 Workbook Due

June 1week 16Assessment Feedback 

*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.

Set of gouache paints and paint brushes - Details will be provided in class session

A camera is often useful but not essential.
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.

  • Analyse Design and Colour Work Book                                Due week 15
  • Individual presentations to the group  will be scheduled in weeks 11,12 and 13

    • Contemporary Designer                                                Due week 8
    • Research presentation                                                  Due Week 11    


Assessment Matrix

 Elements  Workbook                  Research Presentation                              Contemporary Designer  
 1 Analyse key influences on textile designs
 
x x x
 2 Identify feature of the design process
 
 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
  6 Analyse Influences of future directions                                                    x  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
 

Late Submission of Assessment Work Penalties

A deduction of 5% per day on your final mark will be made for assessable work handed in or due for presentation, up to a period of 7 days beyond the due by date (including weekends and holiday periods).

Partial or incomplete work handed in after the due by date will result in the entire final assessable work being downgraded using the 5% penalty per day rule.
Work that is handed in for assessment after day 7 without an approved Extension of Time Application, University Special Consideration or Disability Liaison Unit – “Equitable Assessment Form” in place will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark.


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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