• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Areas of interest Design Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Valerie Kirk
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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The aim of this course is to develop technical design and construction skills in textiles. Design skills are further developed through instruction in techniques and processes of fibre and mixed media construction. The  contextual and theoretical underpinning of the area is introduced through discussion of historical and contemporary examples. Critical thinking and creative problem solving are encouraged through design projects. Students will also learn safe working practices and develop an understanding of relevant Workplace Health & Safety procedures to fulfill course requirements.

This course alternates over two years (even and odd years). In odd years the focus will be woven tapestry/loom weaving and in even years the focus will be off-loom constructed textiles.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an appropriate level of competency with use of materials, equipment and tools relevant to constructed textiles processes, through class and individual projects.
  2. Understand and make critical use of the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual way.
  3. Plan and manage design projects, independently and/or collaboratively.
  4. Demonstrate increased critical reflection and contextual understanding on own work and that of other designers.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1 – 4]
Journal/Documentation/Presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 3 - 4]  
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.


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4 hours of lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 6 hours of independent studio practice each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Design Arts. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2904 or DESA3001 or ARTV2004 or ARTV2904 or ARTV2908.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Off-loom constructed textiles
8740 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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