Course Title: Develop textile design and specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART5912C

Course Title: Develop textile design and specifications

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact Email:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Julia Raath   Julia.Raath@rmit.edu.au       9925 9201

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 the skills and knowledge associated with developing textile designs and specifications for production and the testing and analysis associated with developing design specifications. Textile material and products for which product specifications are developed in the textile sector include fibres, fabrics, yarns and finished products.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5008A Develop textile design and specifications

Element:

1 Interpret design brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Requirements of design are interpreted.
1.2 Purposes of textile product and end user are identified.
1.3 Additional Factors are determined and applied
1.4 Materials for use in design are determined
1.5 Design specifications are confirmed
1.6 Initial design concepts are interpreted from brief

Element:

2 Develop textile design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design processes are used to further develop initial design concept
2.2 Options are evaluated against design brief specifications.
2.3 Design concept is tested with client to refine options.
2.4 Selected design is presented for proposal using a range of communication tools
2.5 Feedback is received and considered in line with design brief.
2.6 Design concept is modified and improved where possible.
2.7 Design confirmed and documented

Element:

3 Calculate production requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1Appropriate formulas for calculating yarn requirements are determined
3.2Calculations are undertaken using computer software or manual processes
3.3Data is analysed and yarn requirements are assessed
3.4Yarn requirements are documented

Element:

4 Test sample

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Textile sample is produced according to design specifications and OH&S practices
4.2 Sample is examined and accuracy of calculations determined
4.3 Production process is analysed to determine improvements
4.4 Routine testing of sample is undertaken to assess quality requirements and to ensure industry standards are met
4.5 Results of sample testing are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production
4.6 Outcomes are documented and discussed with client and appropriate personnel and feedback is recorded

Element:

5 Prepare product specifications

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Sample analysis is applied to develop pattern specifications for textile design
5.2 Production processes including technical aspects are determined and production plans prepared
5.3 Final product specifications are confirmed with appropriate personnel and all documentation is completed


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course. Sessions will be held in the computer labs and in the studios in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

WeekProgramDue Dates
1

Introduction, OHS.
Course overview.
Project Briefing.

Determining the market sector
Research and concept development.
Selecting a theme and determining the market sector
Colour palette selection and finalisation

Students to undertake research and collect resources for individual concept development to be presented. Images need to be scanned for digital layouts  

2Theme and colour palette defined and concept boards prepared and completed.

Developing design concepts
Digital preparation of concept board
3Design Development Drawing and design materials required for this session
4Design and coordinate Development  
5Design and coordinate Development  
6Finals designs selected and
Colorways prepared
Design development work completed, and croquis ready to be converted to samples
Presentation methods reviewed.
Feedback is received and considered in line with design brief.
 
7DESIGN FOLIO TO BE COMPLETED   
 TERM BREAK  
8 Collections  Folio - samples  to be developed in Elective units
9

Developing Specification Sheets

Determining Personal design  identity Business proformas

 
10Sample Testing requirements  
11Story Boards selected images to manipulate will need fabric samples to scan for 3D grey scale modulations 
12

Developing presentation formats Swatch books headers

Design coding and recording

Design and folio resolution

 
13Folio Preparations and finalisation 
14Submission of Collections ProjectPresentation to panel of Collections folio
15 SWOT ANALYSIS and REFLECTION  
16Feedback  
   
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



References


Other 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.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • Submission and presentation of Project Briefs and Folios
  • Technical folders and documentation
  • Oral and writtenpresentations

Details of Assessment will be provided with project biref in class sessions

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 submissions will not be graded higher than a PASS.


Assessment Tasks

Students will undertake major design project will include;

A design folio containing the following
Concept board and design research
A range of coordinate designs into a market sector
Selected designs translated into textile samples

Technical file containing a range of samples detailed specification sheets
Textile testing results

A detailed Proejct brief will be provided in class


Assessment Matrix

Elements

Design Folio

40%

Textile Samples

20%

Technical Files including all development work  and documentation

20%

specification sheets and testing

20% 

Journal
1 Interpret design brief 1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
   1.1
1.2
1.3
2 Develop textile design 2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
    
3 Calculate production  3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
   
4 Test sample  4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
 
5 Prepare product specifications  5.1
5.2
5.3
5.1
5.2
5.3
 

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