Course Title: Present and promote textile design concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: VART5909C

Course Title: Present and promote textile design concepts

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

 You are strongly advised to complete the following  core modules prior to undertaking this unit.

VART 5905C Use of colour in Textiles

VART5904C Development of Textile Designs before undertaking this course

VART5903C Textile Design Influences

Students are advised that projects in this course may be assessed in conjunction with ISYS 7969C Develop Designs Using the Computer

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to present and promote textile design concepts to clients or other industry professionals. Students will undertake a variety of projects  that enable them to demonstrate design competency.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4008A Present and promote textile design concepts


1. Analyse the requirements of the brief.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Purpose of textile product and performance requirements are analysed and application in design established
1.2 Other key requirements for textile product are identified
1.3 Priorities of client or industry professionals are analysed and noted for addressing in presentation
1.4 Purpose of presentation is identified and form of communication to be used selected to maximise impact of design and meet communication objectives
1.5 Presentation details are negotiated to enable sufficient time for preparation


2.Develop visual tools to communicate textile design concepts

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Sources of design ideas are identified and application of design principles in textile design are analysed
2.2 Inspiration or storyboards are developed to visually demonstrate the process of design development and the key features of the design
2.3 Other visual tools are selected or developed to positively demonstrate key features of textile design


3. Prepare for presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Resources required for presentation are selected and prepared
3.2 Presentation area is prepared as appropriate for audience needs and resource requirements, and according to OH&S practices
3.3Presentation plan is developed to meet key objectives


4.Conduct presentation.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Benefits and features of design concepts are explained and promoted using effective presentation skills.
4.2 Production techniques and considerations for developing textile product are explained
4.3 Questions are invited and responded to appropriately
4.4 Feedback is sought on design concepts and appropriate modifications to the design are identified
4.5 Commitment to design concept or further development is sought and confirmed.
4.6 Outcomes of the presentation are documented

Learning Outcomes

Completion of this course will enable students to demonstrate skills and knowledge to:
• complete inspiration or storyboards to present design concepts
• communicate application of design principles in textile design
• communicate design concepts
• interpret and respond to a design brief
• sell features and benefits of design concepts
• use presentation skills
• convey necessary information to meet needs of audience
• apply OH&S practices
• maintain accurate records

Details of Learning Activities

This course is studio based- Students will undertake a range of project that will allow them to explore design and presentation options using both traditional and digital rendering and presentation techniques. Industry visits and research will be included in the program.

Teaching Schedule

1. Project 1
Concept to Story Toiles

Overview of the Present and Promote Textile Course.
Concept to Story Determining the requirements of a design brief

Toile Project
Industry Talk by Paul Symonds from Timorous Beasties. Thursday, Melbourne Exhibition centre.

2 Design research drawing development exploratrion of layouts
 3. Compiling palette defining style

4. Rendering motifs laying out design

 5. Design repeat presented as part of story board presentation. Completion of the Concept to Story
 6. Review Week Students to present all work progress to date  SWOT analysis
 7. Final presentation preparation  Present to group
 8. Overview of project Monstar
 9. Monstar Design resarch forecasting
 10. Monstar Desing development
 Semester Break 2009
 11. Review  Completed Toile Project and research and development work for Monstar
 12. Overview of Project 3 Sustainability Project Revolve Research
 13. Project 3  Sustainability Project Development
14. Project 3 Sustainability - Work on concept and design development
15. Project 3 Sustainability  Finalise design concepts  prepare presentations
16. Presentation to group

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises and practical problem solving exercises and design briefs. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

Project 1 Telling A story Toiles

Project 2 Monstar

Project 3 Revolve

Each project is designed to allow students to explore different design options.

Presentation submissions will include -

Visual Diaries containing all research and development work

Concept boards

Completed designs to specifications


Full time students will be required to attend 2 review sessions during the semester where feedback on  progress will be provided by a panel of teacher s

Par time students will present in scheduled class time

Assessment Matrix

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