Course Title: Woven Textile Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Woven Textile Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


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

Course Coordinator: Esther Paleologos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9176

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will engage in and explore conceptual and technical methods applicable to the design of woven textiles. You will learn about design composition, colour, materials and yarns, weave structures and drafts, notation and language and finishing processes specific to woven textiles. Through material play and iterative ideation you will develop woven textile design concepts, fabric outcomes, and support materials to communicate your concepts. You will also gain an overview of contemporary, cultural and historical perspectives of hand and industrial weaving practices to inform your design direction.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

As this is a program option course, only Course Learning Outcomes are applicable.

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

CLO1: Identify and discuss contemporary, cultural and historical examples of woven textile design. 

CLO2: Demonstrate skills and knowledge in composition, colour, texture, materials and yarns, weave drafts and pattern, and notation and specifications appropriate to woven textiles.

CLO3: Create woven textile design concepts.

Overview of Learning Activities

Classes will be delivered face-to-face in a specialist workshop. Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to explore design, investigate, analyse and understand 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 Task 1: Folio of Weave Experimentation (50%) CLOs: 1 & 2 

Assessment Task 2 : Woven Design Package (50%) CLOs: 1, 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.