89015 Textile and Fashion Innovation12cp
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
This subject enables students to investigate innovative textile and fashion concepts that explore the integration of the handmade with emerging technologies. This studio provides an ideal space for interdisciplinary collaboration through the study of current global textile, fashion and design practice. In this millennium a material revolution is taking place whereby textiles and fashion are providing designers from various disciplines the solutions for a very different society and consumer. Market demand reflects changing cultural and social concerns and in response textiles and fashion are leading with cutting edge innovation. Underpinning these developments is a critical social consciousness towards ethical design practice and issues and questions around sustainability.
In this studio students are introduced to Electronic Fashion, Interactive Interfaces, Photo Voltaic Textiles, Biomimicry, Architectonic Structures, Smart fabrics, Nano fabrics, High Performance Textiles, Zero Waste. Students examine what meaning these emerging technologies have for future design and how they provide designers with a language and solution for a future world. Through a self-initiated project, students have the opportunity to explore their practice through an identified project brief.
Autumn semester, City campus
Detailed subject description.
- 2013 contribution for commencing Commonwealth-supported students: $2090 (Note: Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2010 should consult the Fees Calculator by Subject for relevant student contribution charges for Commonwealth-supported students. Not all students are eligible for Commonwealth-supported places.)
- 2013 amount for undergraduate domestic fee-paying students: $6188 (Note: Fees for postgraduate domestic fee-paying students and international students are charged according to the course they are enrolled in. Students should refer to the annual fees schedule.)
- Subject EFTSL: 0.25