Course Title: Draw 3D designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART5911C

Course Title: Draw 3D 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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Julia Raath  99259201

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This unit covers skills and knowledge required to draw three dimensional designs for custom made and production textile, clothing and footwear products.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN3008A Draw 3D designs


1Prepare drawing tools, equipment and workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Drawing tools and equipment are selected and prepared
1.2 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices


2Interpret designer or rough sketch and apply 3D drawing techniques

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Designer or rough sketch is interpreted
2.2 Features and specifications are identified
2.3 Quality criteria for drawing is identified
2.4 Design of product is accurately drawn in pencil using templates where required and showing relevant wearing or placement angles
2.5 Front, back and profile views of the product are drawn
2.6 Penciled drawing is confirmed with customer or designer and necessary adjustments made to meet requirements


3Finalise 3D designs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Finalised drawing is rendered according to requirements
3.2 Presentation materials, tools and equipment are selected 
3.3 Visual presentation techniques are applied to final illustration
3.4 Final illustration of 3D design is presented

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of:

•parts of and terminology of the product
•drawing tools and equipment
•presentation materials, tools and equipment
•traditional and non-traditional materials quality concepts
•OHS practices including hazard identification and control measures associated with
•workplace practices
•recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skill to:

•use drawing tools and equipment to illustrate designs
•use presentation materials, tools and equipment
•present final illustration for design
•apply quality procedures
•read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions and other reference material
•maintain accurate records
•communicate within the workplace
•sequence operations
•meet specifications
•clarify and check task-related information
•carry out work according to OHS practices

Details of Learning Activities

Please note: This course is clustered with VART5909C Present and Promote Textile Concepts

In this course you will learn about and practice using the materials, techniques and tools to present textile design concepts.

Weekly learning activities are structured to provide you with the opportunity to develop design presentation skills  and knowledge to clearly communicate concepts. 
 Activities include:
• discussion of underpinning knowledge;
• demonstration of skills and technique;
• practical application;

This course is delivered in a simulated studio /workshop environment. Assessment tasks will be set in studio sessions and the details of all submissions will be provided with the project briefs.

During studio sessions, students will receive continuous feedback on how to improve and extend their art practice.

OHS policies and procedures must be adhered to at all times. Students must wear fully covered shoes at all times. It is strongly recommended that students wear overalls or protective clothing.

Teaching Schedule

WeekWeek startingDraw 3DPresent and PromoteHomework activitiesLinks to other units
1 6 Jul

Assessment Task 1 Visual Diary Drawing studies

, OHS - Studio Practice, Materials and equipment , research and assessment

Intro to 3D Drawing techniques fashion Illustration figure, proportion, rendering styles

213 JulFigures/ Technical flats Skill Building
Design and rendering techniques
Research design inspiration  
320 JulFigures/ Technical flats Skill Building
Design and rendering techniques
Research Design Project collect Resources for Mood Boards  
427 Jul

Project 2 Beekeeper

Prepare design concepts
of design ideas are identified and application of design principles in textile design are analysed
Inspiration or storyboards are developed to visually demonstrate the process of design development and the key features of the design

Visual tools planned for design concept  
53 Aug

Project 2 Beekeeper

Respond to feedback and re-work design concepts
Presentation techniques and development of storyboards

610 Aug

Project 2 Beekeeper

Prepare Illustrations for Designer or rough sketch is interpreted
Features and specifications are identified
Quality criteria for drawing is identified
Design of product is accurately drawn in pencil using templates where required and showing relevant wearing or placement

717 AugProject 2 Beekeeper  Prepare for visual and verbal presentation
Finalised drawing is rendered according to requirements
Presentation materials, tools and equipment are selected
Visual presentation techniques are applied to final illustration
Final illustration of 3D design is presented
Project 1 Prepare for visual and verbal presentation  
824 AugBeekeeper Project  Assessment Final presentation to group ASSESSMENT PROJECT 1    

31 Aug – 

14 Sept

914 Sept

Self directed learning  Reflection and Research


1021 Sept

Project 3 Bio mimicry

Develop Research design inspiration
Purpose of textile product and performance requirements are analysed and application in design established
Other key requirements for textile product are identified

Research design inspiration
Refine concepts and develop designs


1128 SeptProject 3 Bio mimicry
Develop designs, investigate use of scale and materials
125 OctBenefits and features of design concepts are explained and promoted using effective presentation skills.
Production techniques and considerations for developing textile product are explained
 Experimental Bio mimicry constructing textile samples 
1312 OctIllustration 3 D Drawing Project 2 Bio mimicry
 Experimental Bio Mimicry constructing textile samples 
1419 OctIllustration 3 D Drawing Project 2 Bio mimicry
Exploration and development of Presentation techniques
 Experimental Bio Mimicry constructing textile samples 
1526 OctProject 3 Bio mimicry Preparation for presentation and story boards / illustrations and production sketches to be completed / Look Book / swatch books
 Final samples to be completed week 16 for presentation 
162 NovProject 3 Bio mimicry
Questions are invited and responded to appropriately
Feedback is sought on design concepts and appropriate modifications to the design are identified
Commitment to design concept or further development is sought and confirmed.
Outcomes of the presentation are documented
Final Presentation to panel, and project submission …. Bio mimicry Project  

This course is delivered to both full time students and part time Certificate IV students scheduled to attend in the evenings. Part-time students  may be required to attend Saturday sessions.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

General Kit
(not required for week 1 - purchase based on need after week one)
Visual diary (A3 or A4 size)
Scissors – Sharp
Steel ruler-30cm
Set Square
Felt tipped pens Black Permanent maker Artline 700
Blue Ballpoint pen
Pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
Eraser-basic hard rubber
Kneadable eraser
Glue stick Uhu 40gm
Cutting knife (small with 5 blades)
Brushes-round 00, 1, 3, 6,10, - flat narrow to wide, 3 sizes

A1 Folio

The Brunswick library is full of textile, fashion illustration & technical drawing and other 3-dimensional design resources!

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.

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

There will be 3 Assessment tasks you must successfully complete each task to be deemed competent.

Projects 2 and 3 are graded.

Task 1 Visual Diary Drawing studies

Project 2 Beekeeper   50%

  • Research and Design development
  • Final designs and storyboards
  • Presentation

Project 3 Biomimicry 50%

  • 3D Drawing 
  • Design development and Research 
  • Final designs and storyboards
  • Specifications
  • Presentation

Visual diary
You will be required to maintain a visual diary for all projects through this course cluster:  3D Drawing and Present Textile Concepts.
The visual diary will be included in the assessment of projects. It should contain a variety of drawing references and annotations about process and ideas including:
• Continuous collection of inspirational images and information for artist/designer resource –
• Sketches of own ideas
• Sourced fabrics
• Images related to product concepts
• Notations re: discussions
• Colour palettes
• Textile examples
• Conceptual imagery



Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offense that may lead to expulsion from the University.
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