As a textile student you explore methods of developing fabric for fashion, products and interiors, pushing your creative ability to investigate new areas of textiles in clothing, furnishing and beyond.
The Textiles for Fashion major in the Bachelor of Design degree (BDes) encourages you to build your own philosophy of design. You will develop the skills to create your own opportunities in textile design and be part of the new generation of New Zealand designers, thinkers and makers.
Year 1 papers - 120 points in total
The focus is on core skills. You will be introduced to technical and production methods used in the design of fabrics. You will also explore creative development through drawing, colour work, research and practical
skills. You will learn how to develop your ideas into creative design concepts. The studio-based papers are supported by fashion theory and elective options.
115024 Creative Process (15)
115100 Core Studio Art and Design (30)
115101 Core Theory Art and Design (15)
115121 Fashion Theory I (15)
115160 Textiles for Fashion Studio I (30)
115161 Fabric Structure and Technology (15)
Year 2 papers - 120 points in total
You will extend your skills and learn how to use more advanced specialist print and knit software. You will have the opportunity to engage in live projects with industry, to develop fashion knitwear and printed fabrics and textiles for interiors.
116020 Textiles for Fashion Studio II (60)
116021 Design Communication (15)
116200 Elective Project (15)
116220 Fashion Theory II (30)
Year 3 papers - 120 points in total
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 your own self-directed projects that cover a range of textile related disciplines, resulting in a coherent body of work that will be selected for a professional presentation to the media and industry within a dynamic showroom environment or at an innovative runway show.
117018 Fashion Research Project (15)
117211 Textiles for Fashion Studio III (60)
117212 Innovation in Textiles (15)
117213 Business and Design (15)
117301 Professional Practice (15)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
Please contact the Programme Administrator, Johanna Bowden for programme information.