Textiles Material Design and Technology General

  • Course Code - GTMDTT
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $100.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change. See Additional Cost Item Information Sheet for additional costs. Students are expected to supply fabric and notions for a personal garment project as a major task.

Course Outline

The course provides the foundation for lifelong learning about how materials are developed and used in a technological and material world. Students will explore the range and properties of a variety of fabrics focussing on natural fibres. Materials are examined in relation to their personal, social and environmental sustainability.

Students will develop a range of manipulative, processing, manufacturing and organisational skills.  They will expand on their existing knowledge of the elements and fundamentals of design through class projects, designing for a specific client, target audience or market. Students are required to follow the design process to produce fashion garments. There will be opportunities to enter fashion competitions if students desire.

Activities in this course enhance employability in areas that include textiles and clothing, manufacturing and design.

Skills Outline

  • Pattern drafting and drawing skills
  • Construction skills and techniques
  • Development of fabric decoration, embellishment and manipulation techniques
  • Production management skills
  • Portfolio development skills

Minimum Entrance Requirements

C Grade in Year 11 Textiles desirable.