Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production - MST40119

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100789

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

The Certificate IV of Textile Design, Development and Production is a practical, studio-based course that gives you access to state-of-the-art facilities and industry-connected instructors to undertake project briefs.

Learn to create designs for knitted, woven and printed fabrics or textile products for a range of contexts, including fashion, interiors, homewares, craft and other commercial applications. You will develop skills in drawing, painting and illustration, design and concept development, as well as textile history and contemporary practice. You’ll learn how to present your concepts using computer-aided design techniques.

Upon completion of this course, you'll have the opportunity to further your skills with the Advanced Diploma of Textile Design, Development and Production. Here you will develop sophisticated skills and expertise in colour, drawing, design and computing, enabling you to plan, develop and produce screen-printed, machine-knitted or woven fabrics for a variety of applications.

You will build on your skills to create experimental textile samples using a range of materials and processes, including dye technologies, digital printing, laser cutting and fabric manipulation. With a focus on industry-based projects you’ll work with major and independent Australian and international companies, giving you the opportunity to be involved in developing a collection of textiles to technical and market specifications.

Career

As a textile designer, you will create designs for knitted, woven and printed fabrics or textile products for a range of contexts, including fashion, interiors, homewares, craft and other commercial applications.

You can also work with graphics, packaging, greetings cards, ceramics, wrapping and wallpaper.

You can work as a textile design assistant, knitter, weaver and screen printer, fabric wholesaler, and studio assistants in screen printing companies and textile manufacturing companies.

You may also find work in other associated areas, such as:

fabric importing and distribution
design education and community arts
department store fabric buying
sustainable design.

Typical work activities may include:

liaising with clients to plan and develop original designs
interpreting client ideas by producing sketches, mocked-up designs and samples for presentation to customers
assessing production standards
experimenting with colour, fabric, fibres and texture
maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology
meeting industry specifications
working to a design brief and timeline.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
21,750 Per Year Expected Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
Brunswick Campus
25 Dawson Street
Melbourne Victoria 3056
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 50% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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