Course Title: Exhibit textile designs or products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART5918C

Course Title: Exhibit textile designs or products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of 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

Rachel Halton                        tel.  (03)  9925 9158

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


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and set up exhibits of textile products.

It is recommended that you should have completed ALL mandatory core and elective units in the Diploma of Textile Design and Development to undertake this course.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5006A Exhibit textile designs or products


1 Determine exhibition requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Objectives of exhibition and target audience are identified
1.2  Products to be exhibited and appropriate means of display are identified
1.3 Size or scope of exhibition is determined
1.4 Suitable locations for exhibition are investigated in line with types of displays, size and scope of exhibition and needs of target audience
1.5 Requirements are documented


3 Prepare works for exhibition

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Textile products are selected and prepared for exhibition
3.2 Suitable method of cataloguing and labeling products for display are identified, undertaken and documented accurately
3.3 Transfer, installation, hanging and arranging of works is overseen to ensure presentation and aesthetic requirements are achieved, and according to OHS practices
3.4 Problems arising during set up are resolved and documented for future reference


2 Plan exhibition

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Exhibition and marketing content is planned and products to be exhibited are selected
2.2 Resource requirements are determined and sourced
2.3 Exhibition schedules and timelines are determined
2.4 Venue management is consulted and bookings are secured
2.5 Relevant promotional material is prepared
2.6 Floor plans are designed to maximize visual display and appearance.
2.7 Appropriate people are consulted to ensure plans are viable and that requirements can be met, and any planning issues are discussed and resolved
2.8 Plans are finalised ensuring that all obligations and considerations are addressed


4 Exhibit products

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Exhibition is introduced and explained to the audience using appropriate communication tools and techniques
4.2 Audience response to exhibition is monitored and feedback received and responded to
4.3 Exhibition is closed and dismantling and transfer of displays and equipment is coordinated
4.4 Event is finalised with venue management, including payment arrangements


5 Evaluate and analyse event.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Audience response to presentation is used to evaluate overall effectiveness of exhibition
5.2 Selected products, display methods and choice of location are analysed and strengths and weaknesses evaluated
5.3 Evaluation of exhibition is documented to inform future exhibition planning

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements. This unit applies to planning and undertaking exhibition of textile products such as fabrics, tapestries, woven of knitted products or conceptual pieces.

Products may be exhibited in local outlets such as galleries, shops, art centres or client premises, and may include digital folios and displays.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of activities will be undertaken in and out of class sessions. Students are expected to participate in group work, written reports, presentations , site visits and attend guest lectures.

Teaching Schedule

Date  Activity: Important Dates:

Week 1 Introduction, Course outline and Assessment.

Week 2 Exhibition, venue, event fundraising Venue Research and application process Finders Keepers Market 18/19 July.  Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show 18/19 July.  1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.6,2.7,2.8,4.3,4.4 

Week3 Compile mailing list.  Fundraising teams finalised Group work; brain storm, roles, responsibilities, plan resources and establish guidelines for participation.  Group Exchange:  Symposium RMIT 24 July

Week 4 Discuss group work and assessment (peer/teacher).  Discuss roles responsibilities 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.6,2.7,2.8,4.3,4.4 

Week 5 Determine exhibition requirements, analyse exhibitions and various display techniques to determine exhibition requirements 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.6,2.7,2.8,4.3,4.4 

Week 6 Resource requirements are determined and sourced.  Textile products are selected and prepared for exhibition.   1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.6,2.7,2.8,4.3,4.4 

Week 7 Applications for exhibition.  Appropriate people are consulted to ensure plans are viable and that requirements can be met, and any planning issues are discussed and resolved
Applications are finalised ensuring that all obligations and considerations are addressed 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.6,2.7,2.8,4.3,4.4 

Week 8 How to write a press release.  PR and Marketing, Relevant promotional material is prepared  2.1, 2.5, 4.1 
Semester Break
Week 9 PR and Marketing, Relevant promotional material is prepared Research Artists statements.  2.1, 2.5, 4.1 

Week 10 Review artist statements.  Relevant promotional material is prepared. 
Exhibition Analysis:   Group Presentation Assessment / Exhibition Analysis REPORT & POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS 60%    2.1, 2.5, 4.1 

Week 11 Completing artist statement finalising submission for promotional package.  Allocated time for preparing Artist Statement   2.1, 2.5, 4.1

Week 12 Finalising promotional package All photography and artist statements must be completed and formatted

Week 13 Textile products are selected and prepared for exhibition.  Promotional package due.  CA/NYC    3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,4.2,5.1,5.2,5.3 

Week 14 Textile products are selected and prepared for exhibition.  3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,4.2,5.1,5.2,5.3 

Week 15 Exhibition is introduced and explained to the audience using appropriate communication tools and techniques.  EXHIBITION PRESENTED TO INDUSTRY PANEL 40%.  3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,4.2,5.1,5.2,5.3 

Week 16 Overall Evaluation of exhibition (to inform future exhibition planning) 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,4.2,5.1,5.2,5.3 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Writing for Visual Thinkers


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include group tasks, site visits, presentations and preparation of work for exhibition.

Assessment Tasks

1. Exhibition Analysis           (Group task) 60%

2.  Promotional package                     CA/NYC
      •  Artist’s statement
      •  Media Release

3. Plan and Present exhibition                40%

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
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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.
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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.

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