Course Title: Develop textile design and specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: VART5912C

Course Title: Develop textile design and specifications

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

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

Students must complete the following courses before undertaking this unit
VART 5905C Use of colour in textiles
VART 5903C Textile design influences
VART 5904C Development of textile designs
VART 5909C Present textile design concept

This unit is delivered concurrently with elective production units
VART 5914C Design and Produce Knitted Products
VART 5916C Design and Produce Woven Products
MANU 7226C Design and Produce Printed Textiles
and

VART 5905C Develop Textile Designs Using Computer Based Programs

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 completionof this unit students will demonstrates skills and knowledge to:

* interpret design brief
* develop design concepts
* communicate design concepts
* use a range of communication tools to present design
* perform calculations
* establish criteria for tests
* analyse and interpret tests
* prepare product specifications
* communicate effectively with design team, production management, customers, etc.
* maintain accurate records
* Consistency in performance


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.

Students will undetake research into design briefs and then develop collections in response to the brief. Projects will also incorporate Industry briefs and the production of samples and textile product in elective units .


Teaching Schedule

WeekProgramHomework and Electives
1Introduction, 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 - motifs drawing scaning planning layouts Drawing and design materials required for this session
4Design Studio and coordinate development 
5

Final Layouts completed for main design 

Labelling coding communicationg specifications

 Design  to be taken to prodcution class for conversion
6

Finals designs selected and
Colorways prepared digital
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.  Story Boards selected images to manipulate will need fabric samples to scan for 3D grey scale modulations

Collections Folio - samples to be developed in Elective units
7  
8PROJECT 1  DESIGN FOLIO TO BE COMPLETEDFeedback
9Industry Project  - 
10

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

Developing Specification Sheets
Determining Personal design identity Business proformas
11

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.

 Samples developed and Tested .

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

12Selected design is presented for proposal using a range of communication tools Draft Concepts presented to industry representative for feeback  
13 Design concept is modified and improved where possible.
Design confirmed and documented
 Specification sheets prepared
14

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

 
15  Industry feedback project 2                                                                                                             
16 Marking week presentation of Project  1 including production work  
   


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 to develop desing 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 presentations

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 Tasks

You will undertake 2 Design Briefs.

 

Each submission will inlcude the following :

Design Project 1   Collection    70%

Design Folio  - Details are provided in the  design  brief of submssion items and assessment breakdown

The following will be assessd in your elective classes. You must achieve competency in each  to be graded in this unit

Textile Samples - Interpretation of design concepts to fabric samples

Technical Files including all development work and documentation.
Specification sheets and testing - accurate and detailed , clear communication

Design Project 2 Industry Brief  ( WIL )  30%

Design Folio see brief for details
   


Assessment Matrix

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