This major is part of the Bachelor of Design (BDes), it explores textile design in depth, and will push your creative ability in the design of textiles for a variety of industries; from fashion to product and interior design. As you develop your theoretical and practical skills, you will become part of a new generation of innovative local designers.
Textile design students have full access to leading-technology and expert assistance from highly-qualified technicians at the Textile + Design Lab (TDL). The TDL is a research centre in textiles and apparel, and experimentation in the area of design is highly encouraged. It is also the only facility in New Zealand that houses design, knitwear and digital printing technology to meet the purposes of design, product development, sampling and research. TDL has excellent resources including computer-aided design systems, digital fabric and garment printing, electronic intarsia and WholeGarment® knitting technology.
Whether you’re keen to knit copper wire or immerse yourself in a wearable technologies project, AUT has the resources and expertise for you. Find out more about the TDL here.
TEXD501 Textile Design Studio I (30 points)
TEXD502 Textile Design Studio II (30 points)
TEXD503 Textile Design Theory I (15 points)
TEXD504 Textile View (15 points)
TEXD505 Fabric Interfaces (15 points)
In addition you will study one paper at level 5 from the minor that you have selected.
You extend your textile design skills and use more advanced print and knit software. You engage in live projects with industry to develop fashion knitwear, and printed fabrics and textiles for interiors.
Year 2 papers
TEXD601 Textile Design Studio III (30 points)
TEXD602 Textile Design Studio IV (30 points)
TEXD603 Textile Design Theory II (15 points)
TEXD604 Industry Practice (15 points)
In addition you will study two papers at level 6 from the minor that you have selected.
As a second-year student you can go on an exchange programme in:
You continue to expand your design practice - you may choose to specialise in print or knitwear or you may prefer to continue to work with a combination of media. You develop you own self-directed projects that cover a range of textile-related disciplines. You have the opportunity to showcase your body of work to the media and industry at the AUT School of Art and Design Festival.
Year 3 core papers
TEXD701 Textile Design Studio V (30 points)
TEXD702 Textile Design Studio VI (45 points)
TEXD703 Textile Design Theory III (15 points)
TEXD704 Technologies for Textile Design (15 points)
In addition you will study one paper at level 7 from the minor that you have selected.
You complete 60 hours of workplace experience in the textile design industry - a great opportunity to network, gain work experience and develop your CV and portfolio.
Recent placements include:
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Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all prerequisite requirements and availability of enrolment space in each paper.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for programme information.
Last updated: 01-Mar-2017 10.46am
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