Course Title: Assist in the development of textile designs
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: VART5904C
Course Title: Assist in the development of textile designs
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 julia.Raath@rmit.edu.au +61 3 99259201
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
This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to assist with the development of designs for textile products. The unit applies to assisting others in the development of design concepts for textile products according to a specified brief.
This course is delivered concurrently with
VART 6339C Produce Drawings CUVACD301A
VART 6340C Develop Drawing Skills CUVDRA201A
Please ensure that you are enrolled in each of these courses occurs during the same teaching period.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMTTD4009A Assist in the development of textile designs
1Interpret design brief for textile product
1.1 Purpose of textile product is clarified and impact on design requirements analysed
2Analyse technical requirements of design brief
2.1 Trends in yarns and raw materials used in similar textile products are researched and performance, colour, availability, care and maintenance requirements compared against design requirements
3Contribute to design concepts
3.1 Preliminary concepts are developed with others to explore possibilities.
4Assist in the preparation of presentation materials
4.1 Techniques for presenting textile product design are selected
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 s a studio based course. On completion you will be able to apply
- skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas
- communication skills to impart information through drawing
- learning skills to improve own drawing technique through feedback and experimentation
- literacy skills to interpret varied information about drawing as a visual representation tool
- numeracy skills to:
- determine layout issues
- calculate measurements
- organise resources
- prepare drawings for presentation
- problem-solving skills to select drawing techniques that best meet project needs
- technical skills to use a range of drawing techniques.
Learning activities will include;
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• design and drawing activities or projects
• group projects
• independent project based work
|Date Week starting||Week||Learning Activity||Assessments Due||
Introduction to course and assessment,
OHS Studio Practice
Project Briefing 1 Botanica
Visual Diary Task
Research floral textiles and market sectors.
Collect images for mood boards.
Images and flowers to be brought to session 2
Design Brief 1 Botanica - Select brief option Children or Womenswear
Select images Mood Board Purpose, application, colour
Drawing - Flowers introduction
Colour, Tonal values, scale, size, shape.
|March 2||4||Creating patterns and developing croquis. |
Florals, stylization drawing flowers, Introducing colour - ink washes, wax resist, Illustration techniques
Gouache, Tonal rendering, Wax scratch back,
Sample textile product is developed
Technical drawing Folio
Design Presentation planning
|23||7||Project 1 Botanica Presentation of final Design Concepts to group||
Design Folio Submission
Project Briefing Kip and Co - Design Influences. Research current Trends look at
Project 1 Individual Feedback
Visual Diary / Pinterest
Research trends, select and develop colour palette, research imagery for mood boards.
Research contemporary bedding and coordinates
Gather information about drawing techniques, materials and equipment from a range of sources and determine how they may be used to communicate ideas
|April 6||Mid Semester Break 2-8 April|
All resources for mood boards drawing styles must be available for this session
Visual Diary Research Drawing styles and analyse Folio
Repeat systems - Half drop and Brick repeat , placements
Mark making motif development. Concept exploration
|Industry Feedback Session||
|May 4||12||Paint up and rendering Technical repeats|
|11||13||Paint up and rendering Quality and specifications|
|18||14||Compiling collection, checking specifications, finalising coordinates and repeats.||Preparation for presentations|
|25||15||Techniques for presenting textile product design are selected||
Drawing and Design Folio Final Submissions
Due 4pm 22nd May
|June 1||16||Presentation to Panel and Peers and Industry panel|
|June 7||Students to collect submissions Individual Feedback Sessions by appointment|
These tools will be used in several courses.
- Set of lead pencils; H, HB, 2B, 4B and 6B
- Black fine liner pens; 0.2 mm and 0.5 mm
- Black permanent marker
- Glue stick
- 30 cm steel ruler and plastic set square
- Sharp Scissors
- Cutting knife with replaceable blades
- A selection of papers for drawing A3 Cartridge Sketch Book
- Variety of paint brushes, round size; 00, 1, 3, 6, 10. You will also find chisel brushes useful. Acrylic brushes available in local $2 shops are quite satisfactory. Pure Sable brushes are expensive, but one or two can be a good investment.
- Set of gouache paints* See information provided in design class.
- Visual Diary (A4 or A3 is recommended)
- Technical notebooks / folders – teachers will advise you will need one for each practical class.
- Pen and paper/notebook/digital alternative, for writing notes
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is ongoing through the course and tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:
- workbook , design journal and folio of designs
- problem solving exersices and design briefs
- indvidual and group presentations
Certain assessment tasks will be used to assess across the courses described above.
You will have 2 assessment tasks .
To achieve competency you must successfully complete both Projects.
Each project has the following submission items. Detailed project briefs will be provided in sessions and available on Blackboard.
Project 1 Botanica Due date Week 7
 Visual research floral designs - contemporary and historical, styles, layouts, repeats.
 Market sector – children or women
 Colour palettes
 Rendering techniques, drawing and illustration styles
 Annotation and analysis
Mood Board with colour palette
3 Floral designs
-  Children’s wear
-  Women’s wear
-  1 x 25 x 25 cm main design
-  2 x 16 x 16 Coordinates
-  Layout spacing use of scale, colour
 Neat clean, colour chips, style numbers.
Project 2 Kip and Co
- Visual Diary
- Mood Board
- Research, reflection and analysis design specifications
- Design Folio
- Presentation Week 15
Mood board Design
Drawing Folio Presentation
1 Interpret design brief for textile product
|2 Analyse technical requirements of design brief||x||x|
|3 Contribute to design concepts||x||x|
|4 Assist in the preparation of presentation materials||x||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 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 :
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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