Course Title: Analyse use of colour in textiles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213

Course Title: Analyse use of colour in textiles

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to analyse and apply colour theory to the design process for textile products. Students will undertake a variety of project that introduce them to the world of colour in textiles. Projects will be applied into design courses and will simulate industy  applications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course will be delivered concurrently with
VART 5904c Assist in the Development of Textile Designs
VART 5903c Textile Design Influences.

Projects have been designed to link each of these competencies. It is strongly advised that students ensure that enrolment for these courses occurs during the same teaching period.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4012A Analyse use of colour in textiles


1 Analyse effects of colour used in textiles

2 Analyse suitable colour combinations for use in textile design

3 Consider use of colour in textile design

Learning Outcomes


This studio based course gives students the opportunity through practical projects to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

• identify uses of colour in textile designs
• using a given piece of fabric, colour match all components to complement, such as zip, buttons, threads, linings and other appropriate trims
• document colour investigations
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessement tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • visual diary,
  • technical folder, 
  • practical problem solving exersices,
  • indvidual and group presentations

The students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.

This unit is concurrently delivered with

VART 5905c Use of colour in textiles and

VART 5903c Textile design influences

several assessement tasks will be assessed through combined project work.