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Contemporary Fashion and Textiles Major  

This major uses the material garment and textiles as a vehicle for exploration in relation to the body, object, site, image, contemporary fashion, found garment and contemporary art. Students will investigate and apply a range of non-industrial construction techniques, creative material methodologies and contextual research approaches. The major also engages students in a range of contextual and historical investigations to do with the garment and textiles and the contexts in which they function. This major prepares students for a range of creative design and contemporary art outcomes such as textile design and production, pattern making and garment construction, contemporary art and fashion presentation, and contemporary art practice. Contemporary fashion and textiles offers students the option of focusing on either area as a single major or combining both as a major and minor.


The units listed in this major may be subject to change over the duration of the course.


Admission Requirements: Students will be required to have a folio interview for the Contemporary Fashion and Textiles major.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students must complete 8 units (120 credit points).
Select the following 2 units (30 credit points):
FAS2101 Reconstructing the Garment 15
FAS2103 Fabric Manipulation 15
Plus, select 4 units (60 credit points) from the following:
FAS1101 Materials and the Body * 15
FAS1102 Inquiry for Garment * 15
FAS2102 Constructing the Pattern * 15
FAS2104 Studio Project 1 (Application) * 15
FAS1103 Inquiry for Textiles # 15
FAS1104 Textiles and Form # 15
FAS2105 Text and Image # 15
FAS2106 Site Research Project # 15
Plus, select 2 units (30 credit points) from the following:
FAS3101 Contextualising the Garment 15
FAS3103 Professional Practice 15
FAS3205 Studio Project 2 (Construction) 15
FAS3204 Studio Project 3 (Performance) 15
* Denotes recommended unit for students wishing to complete the major with a fashion bias

# Denotes recommended unit for students wishing to complete the major with a textiles bias

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012