Textiles and Fashion (A/T/M/V)

Course information

In this course our students develop creative and technical skills through units in fashion design. They will also develop their understanding of the fashion industry through units in manufacturing, designing and marketing. At the completion of the course students can achieve their Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology. The course is suited to students wishing to study fashion design or tertiary courses and careers in design, cultural and business related fields.

Post-school pathways

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Course pattern

Available as a Minor, Major, Major-Minor or Double Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Design Application

2

Fashion Design and Illustration

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Design Application

2

Fashion Design and Illustration

3

Working with Textiles

4

Fashion Industry

Unit descriptions

Design Applications

Students explore design elements and principles as they apply to fashion and interiors. They investigate fabric colouration techniques, and look at the properties of different fibres and fabrics. The unit has a practical focus and students will develop and expand their technical sewing skills

Fashion Design and Illustration

In this unit students expand their designing skills, investigate industry practices, explore and apply embellishing techniques and use and adapt commercial patterns to construct garments or furnishings. They follow the design process to document and solve specific design briefs.

Working with Textiles

In this unit students have the opportunity to investigate the processes involved in turning fibre into fabric. Students have the opportunity to utilise a variety of techniques to produce their own fabrics to be used to produce garments. Students also explore the smart textiles and the importance of these developments in our society.

Fashion Industry

Students explore the impact that the Fashion Industry has on the environment, the manufacturers and the consumer. Students work to understand and implement industry standard practices including assembly lines in the construction of their assessment items.

Marketing a Designer Label

Further expansion of designing skills occurs in this unit where students construct their own garments. After considering the elements of marketing and looking at fashion forecasting, students develop their own fashion label and adopt a marketing approach for their design projects.

Designing for Clients

In this unit students choose a client and design and manufacture a project to meet the needs of their client.

Recycle and Reuse

This unit looks at the impact of textiles on the environment and students apply this knowledge to the development of sustainable fashion products using recycled materials.

Design for Performance

Costumes and sets: Students follow design briefs to construct costumes and sets for productions. They investigate factors influencing design choices and the effective use of time and resources to meet deadlines.