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 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. It 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.
Availability & Campus
Students are required to complete the following twelve units (180 credit points):
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|VIS1303||Introduction to Drawing||15|
|FAS1101||Materials and the Body||15|
|VIS1401||Contemporary Art: Exploring Body, Time and Place||15|
|FAS2102||Constructing the Pattern||15|
|PHO1125||Camera Work and Lighting||15|
|FAS2104||Studio Project 1 (Application)||15|
|FAS2101||Reconstructing the Garment||15|
|CCA2150||Identity and Culture||15|
|FAS3205||Studio Project 2 (Construction)||15|
|FAS3204||Studio Project 3 (Performance)||15|
For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.Student handbook
- Adapt technical knowledge in diverse settings to develop, market and produce a collection/event or exhibition.
- Creatively integrate knowledge and communicate ideas for new concepts in fashion or textiles.
- Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge with depth the theory, processes, design principles, history of fashion, textiles and technologies related to fashion.
- Demonstrate initiative and judgement through the application of theories, design principles and textile knowledge to solve problems and make decisions in fashion.
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning through reflective practice and performance feedback in fashion or textiles.
- Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge to create, deconstruct and re-contextualise garments.
- Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems in the construction, manipulation and fitting of complex garments.
Employment opportunities include the design and construction of garments for self-established fashion brands with online sales or retail presence as commissioned through agent representation or independent pop-up outlets. Other positions may include employment with established designers as a design assistant, sample maker, sample machinist, design consultant, stylist, buyer or fashion retailer. Alternatively graduates may work in fashion or arts project management and/or event coordination.
Possible future job titles
Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Sample Maker, Sample Machinist, Design Consultant, Stylist, Fashion Buyer, Retailer, Fashion Project Manager, Fashion Event Coordinator, Fashion/Textiles Agent, Artist, Curator.