Focuses on functional and aesthetic aspects of design and the elements and principles of design applied to a variety of textile materials, methods, techniques and end-uses. The work of contemporary designers is investigated and skills in design communication methods used in the area of textiles will be developed. The principles of dyeing, printing, appliqué and embroidery will be investigated through experimentation. Students will design, manufacture and document a textile item featuring surface decoration.
Fundamentals of design in textiles
- Elements and principles of design
- Experimentation with and application of the elements and principals across a range of textile applications
- Functional and aesthetic design in a range of textile environments
- Factors determining appropriate design
- The work of contemporary designers in textiles and fashion
Design in practice
- Visual design concept development through the use of inspiration and evaluation of ideas.
- Principles and practice of applying colour to fabrics, yarns and fibres
- Methods of fabric decoration including innovative printing and dyeing, felting, appliqué, pizza, capturing, machine embroidery, quilting, fabric manipulation, layering and free machine embroidery
- Practical application in the design, manufacture and documentation of a textile item featuring surface decoration.
- Perspective drawing
- Fashion sketching and rendering
- Production drawing
- The use of CAD in textile design communication
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the functional and aesthetic aspect of design in the textile area||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||apply the elements and principles of design across a range of textile applications||Creativity|
|3||describe and demonstrate a range of decorative techniques including dyeing, printing & appliqué||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||outline the work of contemporary designers||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate competence in graphically communicating design and the documentation of the design process used in the textile discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||design, manufacture and evaluate textile items featuring surface decoration and based on different sources of inspiration||Creativity|
|7||produce a range of appropriate resources for use in the teaching of the design section of Years 7-10 and Stage 6 Textiles and Design syllabi.||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
- Davila, J & Waterson, E, 2009, Art quilts at play, 1st edn, C&T Publishing, Concord, CA. ISBN: 978-1571205308.
- Wolfe, C, 1996, The art of manipulating fabric, 1st edn, Krause Publications, Wisconsin. ISBN: 0801984963.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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