Textiles, Art and the Everyday

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Textiles, Art and the Everyday

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art, Fashion, Fashion Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course explores our universal familiarity with textiles by engaging diverse approaches to working with cloth, fiber and thread within contemporary art practice. With a focus on conceptual development and experimentation with traditional and non-traditional materials and processes, you are asked to consider the multifaceted presence of textiles within the everyday and to develop an innovative approach to art making that integrates research, experimentation and concepts that engage your specific areas of interest.
    As part of the course you will be exposed to a range of traditional and non-traditional textile materials and techniques. You will engage in workshops that explore hand and machine stitching, bonded textiles, experimental and improvisational mark-making techniques, as well as the use of found and reclaimed objects and materials.
    Assessment in this course includes research tasks, workshop experimentation and realising projects that engage with the concepts developed from this activity. Assessment will also include a studio journal to document the exploration of your ideas and reflections on research, technical and conceptual developments and the evaluation of your artworks.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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