Course Title: Textile Design Expressions

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Expressions

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Emma Lynas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9440

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study 

Successful completion of GRAP2859 Digital Textile Design.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Course Description

This course combines traditional drawing practice and vector based digital illustration skills for textile design purposes. You will experiment with a range of hand drawing techniques and media to create original motifs / textures and learn how to translate these into vector illustrations, pattern repeats and placement prints for commercial applications. In addition you will explore a range of digital presentation and communication techniques.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

PLO1: Demonstrate broad knowledge of textile design creation and production with depth and expertise in one or more areas of practice.

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

PLO4: Critically evaluate and reflect on theoretical and practical textile design principles and techniques to identify and solve problems in diverse contexts.

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

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO1: Apply vector-based design drawing software to develop textile design ideas, complex repeat patterns and coordinates.

CLO2: Demonstrate and document your reflective design process.

CLO3: Reflect on practical textile design principles and apply textile design processes and techniques in response to a design brief.

CLO4: Communicate and present textile design outcomes to a professional  industry standard.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online blended learning activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. These activities promote your ability to: explore, design, investigate, analyse and understand fashion 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: creative and technical folio (50%)
CLO: 1, 2

Assessment 2: Collection (50%)
CLOs: 1, 3 & 4


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.