Sustainable Colouration

Students will explore contemporary design concepts using sustainable dye processing and advanced technology to colour and pattern textiles.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Textile Design

Course planning information

Expected prior learning

Fundamental dye techniques and processes.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
223258 or 223207 or Appraisal Required

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Display an awareness of the richness and variety of local plant-based eco colourants, acknowledging their contribution to the cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand. [Graduate Profile: Matauranga - Understanding, A1]
  • 2 Be intellectually curious and adaptable, willing to embrace new ideas, technology and processes, accommodating risk and uncertainty. [Graduate Profile: Toi - Creativity, B1]
  • 3 Apply exploratory and transformative thinking to generate ideas, novel dye processes, creative works and colours in response to sustainable ethos. [Graduate Profile: Toi - Creativity, C1]
  • 4 Combine technical excellence and use of technologies with intellectual and conceptual rigour in order to produce high quality textile outputs. [Graduate Profile: Mohio - Virtuosity, D2]
  • 5 Interact effectively, ethically and professionally with project partners, whether through collaboration or dialogue. [Graduate Profile: Whanaungatanga - Connectedness, E2]

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Creative compositions 1 2 3 4 5 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.