Course Title: Textile Professional Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Professional Practice

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 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Luise Adams

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3992 59148

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.01.03 Brunswick campus

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course GRAP2308 Textile Culture and Practice before you commence this course. 

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

Textile designers use a professional portfolio to present their work to industry, to promote their creative and technical skills and to secure employment. The portfolio comprises a range of outputs – digital and physical - which as a whole represents your professional identity.

In this course you will assemble this portfolio of work, demonstrating your textile design skills and abilities, aesthetic approach and creative and commercial project outcomes aligned with professional standards.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

• Assess and evaluate your knowledge, skills and capabilities as a textile design practitioner.

• Create a professional portfolio aligned to the professional standards for your chosen career direction.

• Articulate and position your textile design outcomes and practice to a wide audience.

• Critically reflect on your own design practice as it relates to the broader disciplinary and industry context.

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

• Examine, analyse 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, evaluate and apply technologies associated with textile design and manufacturing in both local and global contexts

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will take a blended approach in its delivery with learning activities that include lectures, practical exercises, field trips, 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 academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

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.

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes 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 Equitable Learning Services
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, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment policy