Course Title: Develop textile design and specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

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:

3.1 Appropriate formulas for calculating yarn requirements are determined
3.2 Calculations are undertaken using computer software or manual processes
3.3 Data is analysed and yarn requirements are assessed
3.4 Yarn 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 design studios in a simulated workplace environment.
You will undertake research into design briefs and then develop collections in response to the brief.
Projects will incorporate Industry briefs and the production of samples and textile product sin elective units .
 


Teaching Schedule

Please note: This schedule may be subject to change  as we are working closely with Industry partners and on occasion they may not  be available as scheduled.

You will be advised through your RMIT email account as to any changes.

 Week startingProgramAcitivites
Feb11

Botanica Project Review design process/ team work development of
colour and mood boards.
Salvage Waste project

Introduction         

  • Undertake research and collect resources for individual concept
  • Analyse requirements of the brief.
  • Develop and prepare Concept / mood boards - design direction finalise colour                                                   
Feb 18
  • Establish Design Teams - Allocate team tasks
  • Analyse Furniture briefs -
  •  Purposes of textile product and end user are identified
  • Preparation of concept board - motifs layouts repeats completed for  Tuesday 26 February at 12.00

TDD Students to meet Furniture students at Brunswick Campus 
 

  • Materials for use in design are determined
  • Design specifications are confirmed
  • Initial design concepts are interpreted from brief
  • Developing design concepts - motifs, drawing, scanning planning layouts 1. Interpret design brief
  • Requirements of design are nterpreted
Feb 25
  • Develop textile design concepts - prepare digital and drawn croquis. 
  • Options are evaluated against design brief specifications
  • Design concept is tested with client to refine options
  • Selected design is presented for proposal using a range of communication tools 

Present to Furniture Tuesday 26th

  • Feedback is received and considered in line with design brief
  • Design concept is modified and improved where possible.
  • Modifications made to designs as required  

Presentation stage 1 Submissions - Present to furniture team  for feedback and negotiate application and use. 

Make Changes in response to feedback. Complete reflection on process.

March 4

Develop textile design            

  • Design processes are used to further develop initial design concept based of feedback  
  • Options are evaluated against design brief specifications.
  • Review specifications
 
March 11

 Public Holiday    Design Development

 

 March 18            

Final designs selected for conversion

  • 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.  

TCF Visit to Maurice Kain Showroom

Samples to be developed in Elective units

Appropriate formulas for calculating yarn requirements are determined
Calculations are undertaken using computer software or manual processes
Data is analysed and yarn requirements are assessed

Yarn requirements are documented
 

March 25

Start research   Maurice Kain  Award

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

 Design and Customer  research

 Easter Mid Semester Break 
 April 8

Maurice Kain Award

  • Design processes are used to further develop initial design concept
  • Options are evaluated against design brief specifications.
  • Design concept is tested with client to refine options.
  • Selected design is presented for proposal using a range of communication tools 
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 
April 15 Feedback Session with Maurice Kain

CAD LAB

April 22
  • Design processes are used to further develop initial design concept
  • Options are evaluated against design brief specifications.
  • Selected design is presented for proposal using a range of communication tools

 CAD LAB

April 29
  • Design concept is modified and improved where possible.
  • Design confirmed and documented
 Complete design submissions
May 6

.Complete Folios Digital print out put of folio scheduled

 
May 13 Assessment week presentation Maurice Kain  
May 20

 Specification sheets prepared           For Salvage Waste                                                     

CAD Finalising Folios for  Finites   
May 27 Folios competed for Furniture 
Jun 3 Folios competed for Furniture  and final assessments 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

USB  8 GIG

Colour and Design, kits pencils, pens, brushes etc.

Students will  be provided with a range of mediums and art paper, mount board  to develop design concepts

A option of  maximum of 3 A2 digital prints will be provided.


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

There will  3  Assessments

Each submission will include the following :

 Salvage Waste  Peer Assessment                                       20%

  • Criteria determined by partipants

Salvage Waste                                                                             50%

  • Design Folio  - Concept Board and Range 3 Designs
  • Textile Samples - Interpretation of design concepts to fabric samples 
  • Specification Sheets
  •  Details are provided in the  design  brief of submission items and assessment breakdown
  • Final Presetation folio Boards

 Design Project 2 Maurice Kain                                             30% 

  • Collection of Coordinates
  • Final Presentation
  • Specifications


Assessment Matrix

 

Project 1   

World Skills         

Project 2

Scarf Festival   

Element: 1 Interpret design brief                                                                                   xx
Element: 2 Develop textile design xx
Element: 3 Calculate production requirements  x
Element: 4 Test sample  x
Element: 5 Prepare product specifications   x

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