Course Title: Digital Textile Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Textile Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Luise Adams

Course Coordinator Phone: By email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.01.03

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to Adobe Photoshop software used to design and communicate surface design outcomes. You will research and analyse appropriate trends, colour palettes and design directions for a market segment. 

Based on your research, you will develop artwork using analogue methods combined with digital tools and methods to prepare industry relevant repeats for traditional screen printing and digital fabric printing. In addition you will develop storyboards and product simulations to communicate and present your work.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

PLO2: Develop conceptual, creative, technical and digital skills to deepen and synthesise knowledge of textile design applications and technologies.

PLO3: Apply design skills and knowledge to examine, analyse and creatively respond to contemporary issues in both local and global textile production.

PLO6: Communicate and present design concepts using a diverse range of presentation mediums and materials in industry specific and broader design contexts.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO1: Reference, research, and analyse appropriate trends, colour palettes and design directions for a market segment. 

CLO2: Apply digital textile design skills and techniques to create digital artwork and textile designs. 

CLO3: Communicate and present contemporary textile design concepts using a range of formats and strategies in a creative and coherent manner.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of face-to-face and online activities that require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities encourage you to: explore, investigate, analyse and understand the many and varied facets of textile design practice. 

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.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome.  They are as follows:

Assessment 1: Digital Textile Exploration (50%)
CLOs: 1 & 2 

Assessment 2: Communication package (50%)
CLOs: 2 & 3

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 coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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