Course Title: Develop drawing skills
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: VART5903C
Course Title: Develop drawing skills
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Julia Raath email@example.com 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
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:
CUVDRA201A Develop drawing skills
1. Prepare drawing resources
1.1 Identify and obtain drawing tools, equipment and materials
2. Use and test drawing techniques
2.1 View a range of drawings in different styles and discuss with others how effects are achieved
3. Make plans to develop skills
3.1 Seek feedback on drawing work from key people
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 an 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
|Date Week starting||
|Learning Program||Independent study|
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
Workbook Task OHS
Start Botanica Project research
Video-Colour theory: colour wheels, tints, tones, shades, primary, secondary, tertiary, CMYK, RGB. Grey Scale.How colour is used in TD: colour schemes, purpose/function, visual mixing, simultaneous contrast. How do designers use colour?
Independent study Bring paint brushes, pencils palette Historical Floral research
Colour Wheels Colour matching activity
Bring paint brushes, pencils palette
||Complete colour wheels /Colour matching and trend colours|
|March 7||5||Study tour to NGV - Blue Alchemy of Colour
The design process
Analyse the design process activity,
24–30 March Mid-semester break*
|March 28||7|| 28 March Easter Monday public holiday |
29 March Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
31 March Classes resume (Thursday)
|Submission Botanica Mood board final|
Library Major Research project Discussion on research topics and project planning techniques
Analyse textile construction techniques Purpose and key features of textile product are identified
Production techniques and use in contemporary design Identify application and uses of colour
|Task 2 Research project submissions due|
Colourways and coordinates
|May 16||15||Complete any outstanding workbook tasks||Task 1 Workbook Submission|
|May 23||16||Assessment Feedback Scheduled appointments||
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.
Computer labs are accessible on the campus for the preparation of digital and written presentations.
A laptop or desktop computer with the Adobe Suite - Creative Cloud would be useful for the preparation of assessment tasks.
It is recommended that you purchase a portable data storage device and / or use your online storage facilities to back up all assessments.
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.
You will undertake 2 assessment tasks.
Task 1 Design and Colour Work Book 60% Due week 15
The workbook contains a range of colour and design tasks - each task must be completed to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent. The tasks include:
- Colour studies
- Design Process
- Textile analysis
- Trend forecasting
Task 2 Research presentation 40 % Due Week 11
Individual presentations to the group will be scheduled in weeks 12 and 13.
|Elements||Task 1 Workbook||Task 2 Research Presentation|
|1 Analyse key influences on textile designs||x||x|
|2 Identify feature of the design process||x||x|
|3 Source information on textile designs and products||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|
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 :
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
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 :
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
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• Student Feedback at RMIT
• Student Progress
• Special Consideration, appeals, and discipline
• Academic Integrity
• Student Progress Committee (SPC)
• Assessment Grades
• Classification of award
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