Focuses on the cultural and historical perspectives of textiles and the influence of these on current fashion trends and contemporary designers. The development of the textile industry across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries is explored and the past, present and future social, economic and environmental impacts analysed. Current issues affecting the Australian industry will be debated.
1. Cultural perspectives of textiles
i. the use of textiles as an expressive and functional medium in different cultures
ii. factors that influence textile design in different cultures
iii. design features characteristic of textile items from different cultures
iv. influence of cultural perspectives on current fashion trends and contemporary designers in a range of areas
2. Historical perspectives of textiles
i. historical periods, technological developments and social events which have impacted on the development of textiles
ii. design features characteristic of textile items throughout history
iii. inter-relationship between historical design developments and society
iv. influence of historical perspectives on textile design, construction and use
v. historical influences on current trends and contemporary designers in a range of areas
3. Textiles as an industry
i. the textile industry through the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries
ii. the social, economic and environmental impact of the textile industry through the centuries
iii. the development of the Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry
iv. the economic, social and environmental significance of the Australian industry
v. current issues that impact on the Australian industry
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||discuss the use of textiles, the characteristic design features and the factors which influence these in different cultures||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||outline the impact of historical events and technological developments on the textile industry and textile use across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify the design features characteristic of textile items in different historical periods||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||analyse the historical and cultural influences on contemporary textile design and designers including that of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||outline the development and significance of the textile industry In Australia from the beginning to the establishment of the ATCF&AI||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||critique the past, present and future social, economic and environmental impacts of the textile industry internationally and in Australia||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||discuss the current issues facing the ATCF&A industry.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Castle, C & Peters, L, 2012, Nelson Textiles and Design. Preliminary and HSC, 2nd edn, Cengage Learning, Melbourne. ISBN: 13:9780170210713.
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