Course Title: Textile Design Partnered Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Design Partnered Project

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Ms 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

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2858 Introduction to Textile Design Practice

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

Course Description

In this course, you will undertake a project which applies your knowledge and skills in textile design. Projects are aligned to different design approaches, with an emphasis on collaboration and responsive design in relation to a brief posed by an external discipline, industry or community partner.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry partners and/or community is integral to your experience.

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.

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

PLO8: Initiate, develop and realise textile design projects effectively in collaboration with industry, community or professional partners as part of professional development.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Apply a range of knowledge and skills to successfully respond to a brief posed by an external partner.

CLO 2: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation to identify and solve problems in relation to a particular design brief.

CLO 3: Communicate professionally using a range of formats and strategies to diverse audiences within and external to the Textile Design discipline.

CLO 4: Take initiative and apply judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of learning activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Learning will occur during scheduled class time with class activities that promote your ability to explore, investigate, analyse and understand textile design practice. Further engagement with independent study and activity will be required in Learner directed hours.

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. Your work integrated learning component will be assessed in a simulated workplace context where you will engage with, and receive feedback from industry partners.

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

Assessment Task 1: Proposal (20%)
CLOs: 1 & 2 

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

Assessment Task 3: Communication/presentation (30%)
CLOs: 2, 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.