Level 2 Textiles Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Teague-Schellekens

Recommended Prior Learning

Completing any course that includes the use of the Technology process and Design thinking is helpful.

The student focus during this course is to further develop the skills and knowledge gained at Level 1 and:

. To develop a conceptual design for an outcome.
. To undertake effective development procedures and ideas to make and trail a prototype.
. To use advanced procedures using textile materials to make a specific product. 

Each student will complete a 16, 18 or 22 credit course from the units below. Or, they can select or nominate which three of the units covered they want to enrol in during the year.

For STP students - we offer a 6 credit Achievement Standard - 91345 (2.21)

Implement advanced procedures using textile materials to make a specific product with special features

This enables the student to gain an extra 6 credit at level 2. This is important if their STP course does not offer the necessary 60 credits required to pass NCEA Level 2.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Conceptual designs
Mood Boards
Initial Brief
Begin Toile/Mock up
Identifying Stakeholders

Term 2
Working on Mock up
Construction flow
Photographic evidence throughout process
Design Development

Term 3
Final Design development
Final brief
Begin Prototype
Photographic evidence - Collage to show flow of final construction

Term 4
Completion of prototype
Compilation and Documention

Learning Areas:

Food and Fabric, Hangarau - Technology


Level 3 Textiles Technology

If you are wanting to take this further as a career, this course enables you to enrol in a Degree in Fashion Deesign at Massey (Wellington) or Otago University or a Fashion Design course at ARA in Christchurch
If you are interested in developing Textiles as a career a Degree in Textiles is possible at Massey university in Wellington
Massey University (Wellington) - Bachelors Degree with Honours - all the degrees below are connected to Soft Materials Technology and the Technology Process
Concept Design
Fashion Design
Integrated Design
Spatial Design
Textile Design

Career Pathways

Model, Photographer, Printer, Textile Process Operator, User Experience Designer, Urban/Regional Planner, Garment Technician, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Importer/Exporter, Architectural Technician, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Florist, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Tailor/Dressmaker

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $25 for extras to complete all take home projects

Stationary: A3 Visual Diary, or they can present all their work digitally. The later is preferential.