Course Title: Textile Design 3A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design 3A

Credit Points: 12

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

Course Coordinator: Patrick Snelling

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9411

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: B513.2.13 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: working hours

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP2339 Textile Design 2 B

Course Description

This course guide outline applies to Textile Design Part 3A and Textile Design Part 3B.
You will specialise in either Surface Pattern: Printed textile design or Constructed Textiles: Knitted and Woven textile design and you will extend knowledge and skills gained from Textile Design 2B.
This is the textile design course of the final year, where through a series of major folio projects, which will demonstrate your creative design and technical competency to potential industry employers or other related organisations. It builds upon earlier design based courses and requires you to research, apply and demonstrate advanced creative and technical skills and capabilities in textile design.
Through a folio of design projects may range from experimental, industry type and award based; you will demonstrate the ability to research and resource information, formulate concepts, understand and apply the technical and aesthetic processes associated with printed, woven or knitted textile design.
Some aspects of project work will involve individual and team based collaboration with internal and external groups.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course is aligned with the following capabilities;
• Research and resource
• Design process
• Digital media
• Industry and technology
• Sustainable practice

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to;
• Apply your understanding of occupational health and safety standards.
• Demonstrate your analytical and critical skills in researching markets and trends related to industry based projects.
• Develop your knowledge and understanding of the practical use of materials, equipment and processes appropriate to the discipline.
• Extend your advanced technical skills to investigate, develop and resolve technical tasks within the given discipline.
• Enhance your knowledge of the relevant design and manufacturing technologies of the discipline.
• Apply the skills of working within directed industry projects, to an agreed deadline and to communicate your work to industry clients.
• Develop your ability to produce and present ranges of coordinating fabrics, based on a selected theme, market, trend, colour research and product area.
• Demonstrate your creativity and innovation; to develop original design concepts through research and resource collection.
• Apply the use of computer aided design for client specifications, finished artwork and degree show presentation.
• Apply the sustainability principles relevant to the design and making of textile fabrics.

Overview of Learning Activities

Classes are taught at the Brunswick campus and consist of lectures, demonstrations and tutorials followed by individual face to face and group tutorials with students. There is access to web based forecast information, library resources, computer labs colour printers, photocopiers, studios and workshops for completing project outcomes.

Overview of Learning Resources

This will be covered in the Course Outline document which is made available in class and on line.

Overview of Assessment

A project sheet outlining assessment criteria, project requirements and project deadlines is given to each student at the start of the course.
The assessable components for this course will be;
• Projects
• Formal presentations to your peer group, lecturers and/or industry clients

You should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.