Course

Fabrics and Furnishings


Course code DD8

Important Information

Workload indicated above is the minimum study time you need to put in to complete the course. To meet the assessment due dates you need to study approximately 10 hours a week.

Course Information

In this course you will look at the development of the fabric and furnishings industry and at influential fabric designers.  You will learn about woven and printed fabrics, fabric finishes, and identify the properties of natural and synthetic fibres, soft furnishings, upholstery, leather, cushions, throws, bed coverings and window treatments are all covered in this course.  There are 11 design activities within this course.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 10 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.0833  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
    2019 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Print only
    2019 :  
    Print only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $299 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $900 + $60 annual administration fee
    2019 :  
    NZ students $299 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $900 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Within these two assessments you will look at different fibres, furnishings fabrics and leather.  You will also research a fabric designer, and analyse and co-ordinate schemes.

The course runs for 12 weeks from your start date. The time you need to complete your studies will vary depending on your own knowledge and experience. As a guide it could take you approximately 10 hours a week to complete the course within the 12 week time frame.