Course Title: Analyse textile design influences

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213 Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Analyse textile design influences

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Covers the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse various influences on textile design and production.
We will be looking at what influences textile design, from historical textiles and cultural influences to contemporary social trends, art, fashion, technology, and environmental change. The unit includes applied research and analysis of the design process, construction techniques, colour, textile products and future directions in textiles as well as the principles and elements of design.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Part time students should seek academic advice prior to enrolling in this course

 You are strongly advised to be  concurrently enrolled in  the following courses;

Analyse use of Colour in Textiles (VART 5905C), 

Assist in the the development of Textile Designs (VART 5904C) and Operate computing technology (6060C).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4007A Analyse textile design influences


1. Analyse key influences on textile designs.

2. Identify features of the design process.

3. Source information on textile designs and products.

4. Analyse textile construction techniques.

5. Identify characteristics of colour and prepare colour chart.

6. Analyse influences on future directions in textiles.

Learning Outcomes

This course gives students the opportunity to undertake practical, oral and written assessment tasks to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to:

  • analyse key influences in textile design
  • identify the principles and elements of design
  • gather information using a range of sources, tools and technology
  • analyse and evaluate information
  • analyse influences on textile production techniques
  • relate findings to future directions in textile design

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including a journal containing planning, organisation and self directed research material, oral presentations, digital presentation files, preparation of a handout containing images, written synopsis and bibliography, written quiz, practical problem solving exercise, interview of a contemporary designer, concept and story boards.

Please note that some of these tasks and activities will be undertaken in the linked courses mentioned under co-requisites and assessed in collaboration with staff delivering these courses.

Students are advised that they may to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.