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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

Telephone02 9604 3333

Emailwestfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Textile and design

Course: Textiles and Design

Course No: 15390

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Course Fee: $50 + materials

Exclusions: NIL
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Preliminary course involves the study of design, communication techniques, manufacturing methods, fibres, yarns, fabrics and the Australian Textile Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries. Practical experiences are integrated throughout the content areas and will include two Preliminary Textile Projects.

The HSC course builds upon the Preliminary course and involves the study of historical design development, the influence of culture on design, contemporary designers, end-use applications of textiles, innovations and emerging technologies, appropriate textile technology and environmental sustainability, current issues and the marketplace. This course involves the development of a Major Textiles Project, which is specific to a selected focus area and which includes supporting documentation and textile item/s.

 

MAIN TOIPCS COVERED

Preliminary Course

  • Design (40%)
  • Properties and Performance of Textiles (50%)
  • The Australian Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries (10%).

 

HSC Course

  • Design (20%)
  • Properties and Performance of Textiles (20%)
  • The Australian Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries (10%)
  • Major Textiles Project (50%).

 

Particular Course Requirements

In the Preliminary course students will undertake two preliminary textile projects. Preliminary Project 1 will be drawn from the area of study Design. Preliminary Project 2 will be drawn from the area of study of Properties and Performance of Textiles. In the HSC course, the Major Textiles Project allows students to develop a textile project from one of the following focus areas: Apparel, Furnishings, Costume, Textile Arts, Non-Apparel. The selected focus area allows students to explore in detail one area of interest through a creative textile design process that integrates the areas of Design, Properties and Performance of Textiles and the Australian Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries.