Course Title: Digital Textile Design and Storytelling

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Textile Design and Storytelling

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Verity Prideaux

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9245

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.1.3 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP2334 Digital Textile Design and Communication and GRAP2335 Digital Textile Design and Illustration.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.  For further information refer to the RMIT Course Requisites Policy.

Course Description

In this course you will explore methods of storytelling while you extend your bitmap and vector skills. Narrative and storytelling will be explored in relation to culture and the human experience, sustainable principles and also it’s role in commercial textile design communication. Digital design tools will be used to interpret, manipulate and apply your research to generate finished artwork specific to a brief.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Examine, analyze and evaluate theoretical and practical principles, emerging trends and issues pertinent to textile design and related industries.
  • Communicate and present design concepts using a range of formats and strategies in a clear and coherent manner to diverse audiences.
  • Examine and apply ethical and sustainability principles to textile design practice in both local and global contexts.
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study. 

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Based on research, develop textile design materials that respond creatively to commercial trends that are relevant for fashion, homewares and other design contexts.
  • Use Digital Media to creatively develop design concepts and present finished artwork.
  • Based on research, develop textile design materials that consider the ethical and sustainable implications of production for local and global markets.
  • Actively engage in developing skills that enhance time management and appropriate research methodologies.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include; online delivery, lectures held on the Brunswick campus, practical exercises, group discussions, and face-to-face tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students.

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles subject guides for more information.

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Watch this short video on Getting started with fashion and textiles library resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.  This course has been developed in reference to the BATD assessment guide available through BP121 Mystudies – Canvas. Please refer to the guide in order to familiarise yourself with program assessment methods.   At the beginning of each project you will receive a copy of the: brief, teaching schedule and assessment rubric. The rubric should be consulted regularly, as it allows you to self assess and manage your progress. It will be used by your course lecturer/s to assess your project work upon completion.   Assessment includes:   Project 1: 50% Project 2: 50%  

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to adjust aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more

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