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Study Clothing and Textile Sciences at Otago

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Overview

Clothing and many materials such as textiles and leather meet basic human needs, and are essential to performance, feelings of well-being in both the physical sense (e.g. for protection and warmth) and the social sense (e.g. belonging to a group). Clothing plays an important role in non-verbal communication indicating many personal and social characteristics of the wearer. Clothing and textile production and distribution are significant to the New Zealand and world economy, and clothing and textiles are one of the few product groups subject to control in international trade.

Papers in Clothing and Textile Sciences at the University of Otago aim to provide the terminology, theoretical bases and practical competencies to analyse structure, function and behaviour of clothing and various materials including textiles and leather. Clothing and Textile Sciences qualifications from Otago are internationally recognised and are accredited by The Textile Institute.

The two major areas of study in Clothing and Textile Sciences are physical and social.

In the physical area, discussion and experimentation focus on the inter-relationships among properties of fibres, yarns and materials and garment/product design, assembly processes, and performance; human body measurements in relation to garment fit, design, processes and performance; and evaluation and acceptability of apparel and materials.

In the social area, discussion and research focus on definition, classification and meaning of dress within a cultural and historical context; theoretical perspectives; the social, cultural, historical and economic functions of dress; and dress as material culture; and apparel manufacturing, marketing and distribution.

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Contact details

Email raechel.laing@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/textiles

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Qualifications

Papers

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Year Papers Points
100-level

36 points

Papers in biological, physical and/or social sciences recommended

36

200-level

CLTE 203  Fibre and Fabric Science and Technologies

CLTE 204  Dress and Society

One of:
CLTE 206  The Fashion Trade
CLTE 207  Materials in Human Performance

18

18

18

300-level

CLTE 306  Project in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Three of:
CLTE 303  Structural Propertiesof Materials and Products
CLTE 304  Textiles as Material Culture
CLTE 305  Materials and the Human
CLTE 309  Special Topic

18

54

 

198 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

198

Total   360

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Level Papers Points
100-level

36 points

Papers in biological, physical, and / or social sciences recommended

36
200-level

CLTE 203  Fundamentals of Clothing and Textiles

CLTE 204  Dress and Society

One of:
CLTE 206 The Fashion Trade
CLTE 207 Materials in Human Performance

18

18

18

300-level

CLTE 306  Project in Clothing and Textiles Sciences

Three of:
CLTE 303 Structural Properties of Materials and Products
CLTE 304 Dress as Material Culture
CLTE 305 Materials and the Human
CLTE 309 Special Topic

18

54

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Papers
  • CLTE 490  Dissertation

  • Three of:
    • CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles
    • CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles
    • CLTE 453  Research Methods
    • CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury
    • CLTE 455  Topic in Advanced Clothing and Textile Sciences
    • CLTE 460  Cooperative Education Programme

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Papers

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Papers
  • CLTE 480  Research Project

  • Four of
    • CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles
    • CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles
    • CLTE 453  Research Methods
    • CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury
    • CLTE 455  Topic in Advanced Clothing and Textile Sciences
    • CLTE 460  Cooperative Education Programme

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Papers
  • CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles

  • CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles

  • CLTE 453  Research Methods

  • CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

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Master of Science (MSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Papers and Thesis
  • CLTE 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four of:
    • CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles
    • CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing sand Textiles
    • CLTE 453  Research Methods
    • CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury
    • CLTE 455  Topic in Advanced Clothing and Textile Sciences
    • CLTE 460  Cooperative Education Programme
  • Thesis: CLTE 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Clothing and Textile Sciences as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

36 points

Papers in biological, physical, and / or social sciences recommended.

36
200-level Two of:
CLTE 203  Fundamentals of Clothing and Textiles
CLTE 204  Dress and Society
CLTE 206  The Fashion Trade
CLTE 207  Materials in Human Performance
36
300-level One of:
CLTE 303  Structural Properties of Materials and Products
CLTE 304  Dress as Material Culture
CLTE 305  Materials and the Human
18
Total   90

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