Course Title: Digital Textile Design and the Marketplace

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Textile Design and the Marketplace

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 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

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP 2334 - Digital Textile Design & Communication & GRAP2335 - Digital Textile Design and Illustration before you commence this course.

Course Description

In this course you will create digital textile designs for the marketplace utilizing Vector based software. You will interpret trend research and original drawings to develop resolved textile designs and prototype product ideas that are engaging, address sustainability principles and that are relevant for the marketplace and commercial textile related applications.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

• Research - Collate and synthesize visual and text based material using appropriate methodologies for textile design.

• Design - Design and apply principles of textile design processes and techniques to create original textile based concepts and outcomes.

• Digital Media - Develop and apply technical and creative skills using digital media efficiently and effectively.

• Sustainability - Examine, critique and evaluate underlying principles and concepts of sustainability appropriate to textile design and the textile industry. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Describe and interpret collected trend research and sustainability related reference materials to inform design development and textile design themed project briefs.

• Translate and apply complex motifs created with traditional mark making methods to meet industry standards utilizing digital software.

• Create advanced repeat and textile structures, pattern fills and Pantone colour swatches appropriate to a range of textile related products.

• Present and construct prototypes to communicate design concepts utilizing vector based software for planning and mapping.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will take a blended approach to its delivery with learning activities that include lectures, practical exercises, group and online class discussion, group activities and individual research. 

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.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides 

The Library provides guides on and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes for this course and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessments may include:

• Assignments and projects

• Individual or group presentations to your peer group and lecturer

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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

A student charter  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, policies and procedures. Assessment