Course Title: Textile Design Illustration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Illustration

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Verity Prideaux

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9245

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 Textile Design Illustration and Surface. You will learn about drawing and illustration practices through the investigation of wet and dry media, mark-making and paper based techniques while working with traditional, hand and digital processes.

You will learn about textile design elements and explore image making, motif, texture, pattern, composition and repeat while considering range building, colourways, design development and specifications for commercial textiles.

Through media play and iterative ideation you will develop textile design concepts, outcomes and support materials to communicate your concepts. You will also gain an overview of contemporary, cultural and historical perspectives of commercial textile design production 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 textile design production.

CLO2: Demonstrate skills and knowledge through the investigation of media and mark-making, image and motif, composition, texture, pattern, colour and range building.

CLO3: Create paper based textile design repeat concepts.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online 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.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information. 

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

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: Explore, Play & Develop: 50%
CLOs: 1 & 2

Assessment 2: Refine, Design & Apply: 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.