Course Title: Design and produce experimental textiles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6082

Course Title: Design and produce experimental textiles

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 120.0

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 2011

Course Contact: julia raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to apply manipulation processes to design and produce original and creative textiles.
Work includes research, creation or adaptation of designs and preparation of experimental textile concepts and products for
in-class and public presentation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students will undertake a project that will be constructed in GRAP Perform Industrial Sewing.

It is strongly recommended that students are enrolled in both units concurrently

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5004A Design and produce experimental textiles


1.Develop original textile product design

2. Select, develop and plan manipulation process

4.Evaluate design and production processes.

3. Manipulate materials to produce experimental samples

Learning Outcomes

This studio based course gives students the opportunity to undertake practical assessment tasks that enable them to
demonstrate skills and knowledge of:
• uses and performance characteristics of fibres, fabrics and other materials
• role of manipulation as a production tool
• effect of manipulation on textiles and materials
• effects of manipulation on design
• information resources on fibres, fabrics and other materials
• OH&S practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• quality practices
• workplace practices

Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

Students will be awarded a graded assessment 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.

All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS. To achieve successful completion of this course students’ must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of

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

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:
• Technical folio of samples
• Individual and group projects 
• Individual research, report / presentation