Year 13 Textiles and Fashion Technology
Teacher in Charge: R. Pedersen
The focus of this course is on innovative design, created through complex technological processes. Students who take this course are expected to be independent learners who have successfully completed Technology at a senior level. The students will be creating a minimum of two projects, first a skills based one, followed by a design focused unit. To achieve the required outcome for their client, students will be guided by the technological process which involves research, planning, time management, design, construction and a final evaluation which measures how well the solution meets the brief of the client.
First skills project - Extends and develops students' knowledge of pattern drafting. Past projects have included custom fitted ball dresses, 5 pocket designer jeans and shift dresses with design features. This is worth NCEA credits.
Second design focussed project - Starting from an experience, students explore a range of design ideas refining their concepts towards their final outcome. This is an open brief where students can create in their genre of choice.
Students are also exposed to a range of experiences as available, for example: digital printing courses at AUT, fashion week, material research trips to Auckland.
Previous TFT Students have been successful at the Bernina fashion awards and the HETTANZ awards.
• Recognising a client's needs
• Planning and time management
• Product research
• Materials research
• Fashion design, structural and decorative design
• Advanced pattern preparation and alteration
• Advanced construction techniques
Contributions and Equipment
Specific requirements for this class are:
Final product $60.00 (optional)
Students also have the option to purchase more specialised materials, equipment or resources for their individual projects (e.g: developing screens for printing vs hand cut, pine vs rimu) they will need to be mindful of this when working through the design process.
Recommended Prior Learning
NCEA Level 2 Textile and Fashion Technology or other Level 2 Technology subject.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.