Course Title: Develop textile design and specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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:

3.1 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 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.

You will undertake 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

Program Activities

Week ProgramAcitivites
1Feb 6

Introduction, OHS. Course overview. Project Briefing. World Skills Australia
Interpret design brief
Purposes of textile product and end user are identified -
Determining the customer / Client - What is the product who is it for, what has been done before.

Additional Factors are determined and applied Research and concept development - developing the concept- visual design communication - Concept/mood boards
Selecting a theme and determining the market sector
Colour palette selection and finalisation Concepts completed and motif development finalised for repeat and layouts                                                                                                             

Undertake research and collect resources for individual concept Analyse requirements of the brief. Develop and prepare Concept / mood boards - design direction finalise colour                                                   

Feb 13

Prepartion of concept board - motifs layouts repeats

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 interpreted

Determine final presentation and layouts - Use digital tools to complete story
3Feb 20

Develop textile design
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
Feedback is received and considered in line with design brief
Design concept is modified and improved where possible.
Design confirmed and documented Final Layouts completed for main design -
Modifications made to designs as required  

Presentation Submissions - Present to Fashion Students for feedback and negotiate application and use. 

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

4Feb 27

Project 2 Scarf Festival Journey
Link to design brief http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/common/Public/Documents/8cd69fb09b9cdac-Registration%20Kit.pdf
Briefing Research Concept Development
Interpret design brief _ What does Journey mean to you - how will you interpret the theme?

Purposes of textile product and end user are identified - What is the product, size scale materials production processes?

Changes made  after feedback

Commence Research Design for  "Journey "

LIBRARY

5March 5Concept Board Completed - concept Development specifications Studio

Develop textile design            

Design processes are used to further develop initial design concept   Options are evaluated against design brief specifications - Blotch design- what is a blotch ?

Studio

Motif Development  for  Print project

Weavers to work on concept adaptation

 

 

 

6March 12

 Public Holiday    Design Development

FRIDAY 16 March   TRANSFER PRINTING  WORLD SKILLS SWATCHES  DIGITAL FILES MUST BE LOADED IN THE DROP BOX

S DRIVE

7 March 19            

Final 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 3Dmodulationsmodulations Samples Samples grey scale modulations

Samples to be developed in Elective units

 

8   March 26Range Development  Final  Submission World Skills for Assessment
9     April 2

Scarf Project   Design Folio Completed - Presentation to the group 

Project Briefing Revolve

Folio Submission

Project 2 Scarf Journey

 April 9 Easter Semester Break -  CLASSES RESUME Thursday 12 April. 
10 April 16Research - Historical, current , slow fashion, design, art, craft

CAD LAB

11April 23

Report writing - how do you structure a report -    Development of this  project will be undertaken in PRODUCTION CLASSES VART 5916C Design and Produce Woven Products
MANU 7226C Design and Produce Printed Textiles

Samples developed and Tested for Scarf Project please refer to course guides for details on timing.

 CAD LAB

12April 30

Project 4 Forecasting Furnishings - Concept Developed - Visual Diary

 Report for Project 3 Submitted
13May 7

Project 4 Forecasting Furnishings -trend research 

Purposes of textile product and end user are identified - What is the product, size scale materials production processes?

Scale ,Coordinates,Colourways - This project  is designed to develop your  hand rendered techniques.

 Specification sheets prepared
14May 14Hand rendering techniques- large scale paint up , development of coordinates 
15May 21Develop textile design
Design processes assessment are used to further develop initial design concept
Options are evaluated against design brief specifications 
                                                                                              
 
16May 28

Design concept is tested with client to refine options
Selected design is presented for proposal using a range of communication tools
Design concept is modified and improved where possible
Design confirmed and documented  Submit Folio

 
 Jun 4Assessment week presentation of Project  3 Revolve 


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 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 4 Design Projects- Detailed Project briefs will be provided in class- these will include information about assessment breakdown and submission requirements.

Each submission will include the following :

Design Project 1   World Skills - A detailed Project  brief will be provided  in class    20%

  • Design Folio  - Concept Board and Range 5 Designs
  • Textile Samples - Interpretation of design concepts to fabric samples  ( transfer printing )
  •  Details are provided in the  design  brief of submission items and assessment breakdown

 Design Project 2 Journey 30% 

 Scarf festival Submission for woven printed or constructed Scarf (Part time Students  to undertake construction of choice )

  • Concept Board
  • Folio Containing 
  •  Design  concepts/ croquis/motif development
  • Production ( undertaken in Production classes)   Scarf    Print and Weave - Samples Technical file and Finished  designs 

Project 3 Revolve  Sustainable Practice Experimental Textile  Project  25%

  • Research paper
  • Design concepts  - All  design concept development  work to be taken to Design  and Produce Experimental samples 
  • 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

This project will be assessed in Participate in Sustainable Pactice and Design and Produce Experimental Samples (Part time students who are not enrolled in Experimental textiles may elect to undertake the production component.)

 Project 4  Forecasting - Co ordinates Furnishings  25%

  • Concept Board
  • Design Folio


Assessment Matrix

xx xxxx xx

 

Project 1   

World Skills                      

Project 2

Scarf Festival            

Project 3

Revolve       

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

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