Course Title: Analyse textile design influences

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4390 Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Title: Analyse textile design influences

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9233

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore and analyse how elements and principles of designs, colour, production processes as well as historical and contemporary influence can be used in the development of your textile design ideas.

This course consists of 2 Units of Competency that are clustered together for delivery and assessment. The other  unit of Competency in this clustered course is:

MSTTD4012 Analyse use of colour in textiles

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD4007 Analyse textile design influences


1 Determine job requirements

2 Analyse key influences on textile designs

3 Identify features of the design process

4 Source information on textile designs and products

5 Analyse textile construction techniques

6 Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart

7 Analyse influences on future directions in textiles

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements and performance Criteria. You will be able to identify the principles and elements of design and colour. You will be able to undertake research on how production processes, emerging technology, historical and contemporary textile designs can influence textile designs and interpret the influences as part of your own design process. You will also be able to present your findings in appropriate formats following current industry practices.

Overview of Assessment

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Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include two projects and presentation of a folio to a panel of industry experts. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.