Design and Textiles (T/A)

Textiles and Fashion focuses on design thinking and the application of the design process to create and develop practical solutions using textiles as a medium.

Students learn about the textiles and the fashion industry by exploring; fundamentals of design, emerging technologies, textile and fashion futures, history and culture, sustainability and ethics. Students apply problem solving skills in making appropriate design solutions.

A course of study in Textiles and Fashion can establish a basis for further education and employment in the design fields such as interior personal styling, fashion design, industrial design, costume design, production manufacture and textile technologies.


Course Units

Design Aesthetics

This unit examines aesthetics and design theory. Students engage with established methodologies for generating creative textile design concepts, to investigate and experiment with strategies for idea generation and creative product development.


Design for Purpose

This unit examines how designers create for end purpose. Students engage using a range of textile mediums to design and create products with consideration given to needs, purpose and performance


Design for Futures

This unit examines the future of design within the context of textiles. Students examine technological tools and processes to create products for the 21st century, with special consideration given to sustainability.


Design for Communication

This unit examines communication methodologies and meanings that effectively disseminate ideas and convey visual messages in textiles and design.


Assessment Requirements

In this course, students will be assessed on their knowledge, understanding and skills in both the design process they apply and the design solutions they produce. The design process will be assessed through tasks such as design documentation, seminars, research tasks and reviews, while the design solutions will be assessed through tasks such as portfolios, prototypes and major works.

Contact the Design and Technologies Coordinator

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