Year 13 Textiles and Fashion Technology

Course Description

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:
A3 Clearfile
A4 Clearfile
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.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91610 v3 Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
A.S. 91611 v3 Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
A.S. 91626 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.26 - Draft a pattern to interpret a design for a garment
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Fashion Design, Fabric design, textiles, graphic design, costume designer, clothing manufacturing