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  • Objectives
    Fashion is strongly linked to culture and has a prominent place in the media. It is an exploration of the relationships between textiles, garments and the body. This course will open up a diverse range of opportunities for you to choose from in key international industries. You will be encouraged to develop your own innovative approach to fashion and textiles while learning technical competency and industry expertise. The Departments of Design and Art collaborate in the presentation of this course to ensure you develop the creative and technical skills required to bring an innovative approach to both fashion and textiles. The practice of research, analysis, ideation, production and communication is underpinned by the process of design and is reflected in the project work of this course. You will be given a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding the national and international perspectives and trends of the fashion and textiles industry.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Please see Humanities' portfolio requirements for details.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Fashion and Textile Design)
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Arts (Fashion and Textile Design)

    BA(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 038776E
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years

    Introduction

    This course provides higher education in the fields of fashion and textiles, providing a diverse range of career opportunities. The Departments of Design and Art collaborate on this course, ensuring that students develop the creative and technical skillsnecessary for an innovative approach to fashion and textiles with a focus on creative thinking. This course is based on an exploration of the relationships between textiles, garments and the body. The practices of research, analysis, ideation, productionand communication are underpinned by the principles of design, process and art, which is reflected in the project work undertaken. Fashion is strongly linked to culture and has a prominent place in the media; this course also provides a theoretical and contextual framework for understanding the cultural significance and practices within the fashion industry.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    Standard Curtin University entry requirements. All applicants will need to sit an interview and folio review. TISC Applicants will receive an invitation to interview in November using the mailing address registered with TISC. Interviews are conducted at the beginning of December. If you cannot attend the interview, a folio must be submitted prior to the interview date. For further information contact Humanities Future Students, phone 9266 9200.

    Specific Requirements

    STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    3 years' full-time study or equivalent part-time.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates may enter national and international areas of the fashion and textile industry as producers and retailers, design entrepreneurs, freelance designers and consultants, journalists, stylists, photographers, illustrators, public relations, costume for theatre and film costumers and designers of surface and soft furnishings.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Further Information
    Contact the Faculty of Humanities.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    10004       v.3           Design in Context 191                                3.0     25.0
    303946     v.4           Fashion and Textile Studio 191                   3.0     25.0
    303974     v.2           Fashion and Textile Technology 191           3.0     25.0
    311485     v.1           Art Studio Research 191                             3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                  100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    12682       v.2           Graphic Communications 111                     7.0     25.0
    1782         v.8           Art and Visual Culture 192                         3.0     25.0
    303951     v.3           Fashion and Textile Studio 192                  3.0     25.0
    303975     v.2           Fashion and Textile Technology 192          3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                 100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    10006       v.3           Design in Context 291                               3.0     25.0
    12944       v.4           Art Minor Project 291                                 3.0     25.0
    303953     v.4           Fashion and Textile Studio 291                  3.0     25.0
    303989     v.4           Fashion and Textile Technology 291          3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                 100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    303954     v.3           Fashion and Textile Studio 292                 3.0     25.0
    303990     v.2           Fashion and Textile Technology 292         3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                             50.0
                                                                                                               100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1

    10008       v.3           Design Management 391                         2.0     25.0
    12948       v.4           Art Minor Project 391                               3.0     25.0
    303970     v.4           Fashion and Textile Studio 391                3.0     25.0
    304008     v.4           Fashion and Textile Technology 391        3.0     25.0
                                                                                                               100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2

    303971     v.3           Fashion and Textile Studio 392                 3.0     25.0
    304009     v.2           Fashion and Textile Technology 392         3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                             50.0
                                                                                                                100.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                                    Hrs/Wk     Credit

    305820     v.3 *           Art Visual Culture - Beauty 361                                             3.0     25.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Semester 2 (No Year Level Specified)     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    301551     v.2 #           Multimedia Design Introduction 291                                     3.0     25.0
    301582     v.3 #           3-D Modelling and Rendering Introduction 292                    3.0     25.0
    301583     v.4 #           Motion Graphics Introduction 292                                        3.0     25.0
    301584     v.2 #           Internet Design Introduction 291                                         3.0     25.0
    306918     v.2 #           Exhibition Design 292                                                           3.0     25.0
    308347     v.1 #           Fashion Design and Illustration 292                                     3.0     25.0
    308348     v.1 #           Fashion Merchandising 392                                                  3.0     25.0

    #              Design optional units
    *              Visual culture optional units
    N1              Year 2, Semester 2 - a unit from Design and Visual Culture must be selected
    N2              Year 3, Semester 2 - a unit from Design and Visual Culture must be selected
    N3              Visual Culture units not available every semester. Please contact Department to confirm availability. Other options may be substituted upon approval of the Course Coordinator

    Availability
    Year      Location                 Period             All*   
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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