Textiles – Material Design and Technology General

Students are expected to supply fabric and notions for a personal garment project as a major task.

  • Course Code - GEMDTT
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $110.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change. See Additional Cost Item Information Sheet for additional costs.

Course Outline

The Materials Design course is all about designing and making fashion garments. Students who are creative and enjoy art and sewing are encouraged to undertake the Course. Students will design and make clothing garments and accessories. By studying the Fashion and Design course, you will learn design and construction skills as well as fashion illustration techniques that will give you an excellent grounding to pursue a career in the exciting world of fashion.

The Materials Design and Technology course (in the context of TEXTILES) aims to provide students with an understanding of the design process used to create a textiles product. Students will experiment with fabric embellishment techniques, such as beading, screen printing, dying, hand stitching and machine embroidery.

Students will also examine the impact 'Fast Fashion' has on the environment. Students will learn about how clothing companies are using more sustainable and ethical ways of production to appeal to consumer needs. 

Possible career opportunities include:

  • fashion designer
  • fashion buyer/stylist
  • pattern maker
  • production machinist
  • textile designer

Skills Outline

  • Design fundamentals and skills portfolio
  • Design techniques
  • Recycled Garment project
  • Nature of materials
  • Properties of new and traditional materials
  • Sewing techniques portfolio
  • Embellishment techniques
  • Pattern drafting and construction

Minimum Entrance Requirements


Further Study

Year 12 - Textiles – Materials Design and Technology General
Course Code GTMDTT
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