Course Title: Textile Studio 3A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Studio 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

GRAP2341 Textile Studio 2B

Course Description

This course provides increased skills and capabilities related to the developmental process of creating original concepts and products for textile design.
Textile Studio 3A is designed to expand your knowledge, critical thinking and application of related studio techniques and processes used by design and other creative professionals from associated disciplines.
The design process requires an understanding of historical, social and economic market driven factors including the relationship between textile design and other creative disciplines. There is a synergy aspect to creative design that requires input from a range of diverse resources that can include related industry and self-directed projects during the course.
In this course, there is an emphasis on you creating original design concepts from drawings, illustrations, resource books and CATD work as the starting point for project work.
You are encouraged to be creative and inquiring about how resource materials, textile and digital media, illustration and design, colour, styling and trend information can be used to expand the creative process of designing for surface pattern and constructed textile outcomes for Textile Design 3A project work.

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;
• Develop your understanding of the relationship and synergy between related design disciplines.
• Apply specific design, colour and illustration skills relevant to project tasks.
• Extend your research and resource collection skills in trend analysis and colour forecasting information.
• Demonstrate your key skills and principles in communication and presentation of final year folio project work.
• Research and select appropriate textile design   historical and contemporary materials for related project tasks.
• Demonstrate your communication skills to enable you to initiate and contribute to class discussions; to work within a team environment on a key project.
• Develop and coordinate your folio of design project work that contributes to the course Textile Design 3A.
• Participate in team project work; designing for a particular client and a target market, appropriate terminology for specifications and working to a deadline.
• Enhance your computer aided design skills using Photoshop and Illustrator software for storyboarding, product simulation and finished artwork for related client and individual project work.
• Apply the principles of sustainability practice 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

Semester 1 requires the completion of two major projects.
A project sheet outlining assessment criteria, project requirements and project deadlines is given to you at the start of the course.
The assessable components for this course will be;
• Assignments and projects
• Formal presentations to your peer group, staff and external clients
You should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.