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NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus

NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus

The senior campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 2634


Textiles and Design

Students of Textiles and Design learn about the science and technology of textiles, the theory of design and the textiles industry from both Australian and global perspectives. Through the application of this knowledge, students develop technological and practical skills and learn to apply the creative design process from both functional and aesthetic viewpoints. These are all vital components of success for the Major Textiles Project.  In Year 11, students submit two Preliminary Projects and in Year 12 students complete their Major Textiles Project that accounts for 50% of their HSC result. Students choose to design and construct an item from one of 5 focus areas:

  • Apparel
  • Furnishings
  • Costume
  • Textile Arts
  • Non-apparel

At Freshwater, we are equipped with modern facilities, a wide range of equipment and materials and experienced staff who ensure students can perform to their potential in both the Preliminary and HSC courses.



  • Rachael Turner's Major Textiles Project selected for 2020 SHAPE Exhibition held at the PowerHouse Museum.


  • Zara Heiser's Major Textiles Project selected for 2019 TEXSTYLE Exhibition held at Ultimo TAFE Campus - The Muse. 


  • Azia Carrothers' Major Textiles Project selected for 2016 SHAPE Exhibition held at the PowerHouse Museum and TEXSTYLE Exhibition held at Ultimo TAFE Campus - The Muse. 
  • Brooke Dickens' Major Textiles Project selected for 2016 TEXSTYLE Exhibition held at Ultimo TAFE Campus - The Muse.