Course Title: Develop a textile product range
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
Course Code: GRAP5221C
Course Title: Develop a textile product range
School: 350T Fashion & Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development
Course Contact : Julia Raath
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201
Course Contact Email:Julia.Raath@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
This is part of a clustered program titled Design Project and will be delivered concurrently with the following courses;
GRAP5216C Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development
ISYS5658C Apply electronic systems to textile design and production
It is recommended that candidates ensure that enrolment in each of these courses occurs in the same teaching period.
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to develop a textile product range and present the range to the client.This unit requires the application of communications skills associated with interpreting product requirements, undertaking research, and presenting and communicating designs. Technology is applied during the design process when using computer aided design systems. Problem solving, initiative and enterprise and planning and organising are central to the design development process. Teamwork skills are required to refine design concepts with design team.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMTTD6003A Develop a textile product range
1 Determine requirements for textile product range
1.1 Product development brief is interpreted to determine design requirements and intended purpose of product range.
2 Investigate product development factors
2.1Textile design trends are researched and applied to product development
3 Develop textile product range
3.1Concepts are developed in line with brief to explore design options
4 Present textile product range for approval
Demonstrates knowledge of:
• elements and principles of design
• trends in industry, and global and local trends
• range of yarns, including weight and other characteristics
• research sources
• measuring and costing of textile materials and yarns
• relevant OH&S legislation, regulatory requirements, copyright obligations and codes of practice
• OH&S practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• quality practices
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices
Demonstrates skills to:
• develop and present design concepts
• produce illustrations manually or using computer aided design systems
• cost a range
• communicate effectively with individuals, work groups and supervisors
• select, interpret and apply procedures and processes
• prepare and present reports and information in appropriate formats
• consistently achieve quality and production requirements
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• sequence operations
• meet specifications
• clarify and check task-related information
• carry out work according to OH&S practices
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities are conducted within a computing laboratory and specialist machine rooms. The activities are designed for clients to gain knowledge, skills, and expertise at using CAD for textile design and development of a product range. The learning activities are integrated with Apply electronic systems to textile design and production.
Advanced principles of textile design are incorporated into the learning activities, within the textile areas of print, weave and knit product ranges.
Advanced software skills are applied to presentation methods Clients have the opportunity to develop personal project for CAD textiles and create a comprehensive product range to industry specifications and standards.
Set up workstation and establish electronic file storage system.
Evaluate appropriateness of research trends,
themes, and influences for personal textile design concepts
Establish design criteria of textile design influences, trends, and themes explored.
Design concepts explored and developed.
Development of design storyboard
Layout presentation design concepts created in electronic files appropriate for presentation
Incorporate design principles, elements
features, into textile design concepts
Constructing CAD colour matching system for
Self directed learning
Design elements in finished design consolidated and output considered
Develop patterns appropriate for output
Review to panel
Development of design storyboards
Investigating electronic technology to publish and market personal design portfolio
consider New technologies Electronic Publication
Studio CAD & designer profiling
Studio CAD & e- publishing
E portfolio development / software exploration
Self directed learning
Due: technical work book visual diary, designs for product range
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 technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises, layout and presentation of textile design
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 submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.
Students will be provided with details of assessment and grading information in first class
visual diary / technical work book [graded assessment]50%
elements and principles of design
trends in industry, and global and local trends
range of yarns, including weight and other characteristics
measuring and costing of textile materials and yarns
relevant OH&S legislation, regulatory requirements, copyright obligations and codes of practice
OH&S practices, including hazard identification and control measures
recording and reporting practices
Electronic portfolio of designs for product range [graded assessment]50%
develop and present design concepts
produce illustrations manually or using computer aided design systems
cost a range
communicate effectively with individuals, work groups and supervisors
select, interpret and apply procedures and processes
prepare and present reports and information in appropriate formats
consistently achieve quality and production requirements
read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
maintain accurate records
clarify and check task-related information
carry out work according to OH&S practices
Class notes and visual guides will be distributed within class time. All class notes are available online
Students must provide a USB portable storage device 8 GB [preferable]
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