Textiles and Fashion Design

As part of the Dickson College Arts faculty, Fashion Design and Textiles takes a wearable approach to art and creativity.

Practical tasks such as garment making, surface design (print, dye, resist, appliqué) and structural fabric construction (weave, knit) are provided to allow students to develop skills for career opportunities, Tertiary study and lifelong interests.

Australian Fashion, Textile Design and Manufacture are now global industries, which are developing rapidly and impacting on all aspects of our lives. Students are encouraged to think laterally and analytically enabling them to work across disciplines where innovation, creativity, flexibility, collaboration, research and manufacture are valued.

New technologies are also explored relating to digital textile printing, environmental issues, science, medicine, sport, smart clothing and wearable technology.

Units offered are: Design Applications, Working with Fabrics, Textiles for Interiors, Design for Performance (costume and set), Recycle and Reuse.

Vocational Educational Training (VET)

Students can complete the competencies, incorporated in the units, to attain a Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (MST20616), which is recognised nationally by both employers and tertiary training institutions.