Course Title: Design and produce experimental textiles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6158 Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Design and produce experimental textiles

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9233

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore a range of experimental processes to design and produce original textiles in response to a design brief. Through this exploratory approach, you will apply a variety of manipulation techniques to create different effects on fibres, fabrics and other materials that can be used to develop new textile concepts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD5004 Design and produce experimental textiles


1 Determine job requirements

2 Develop original textile product design

3 Prepare for manipulation process

4 Manipulate materials to produce experimental samples

5 Evaluate design and production processes

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to conduct research to generate new and creative design ideas to produce 2D and 3D textile samples. You will also demonstrate competence through your ability to apply manipulation techniques, using various design tools that show evidence of your knowledge and application of the elements and principles of design.  

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three projects and presentation of a folio to a panel of industry experts. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.