20 credits at level HE4
You will be introduced to a range of approaches to design and creative/critical thinking with reference to designers working within the wider creative industries, and those who ‘cross the boundaries’ of textile/surface design and contemporary craft.
You will be introduced to basic skills relating to dyed and constructed textiles, such as hand & machine embroidery, felt making, non-woven textiles, the dyeing of yarns and fabrics and to fibre identification, by understanding their characteristics and qualities. The module will also establish the concept of combining textile techniques and applications, to create a sound basis for future design development.
You will produce a range of finished sample pieces, which are appropriate to fashion, or interior end outcomes. These may be developed further, in the module ‘Applied Design for Fashion & Interiors’, in semester 2.
Approaches to design research, exploring themes , visual exploration and use of colour will be explored initially – and experimentation with materials and methods will be encouraged as the module progresses.
Design ideas are developed through practical workshops, including dyed textiles and embroidery where you will be introduced to technical processes and creative possibilities of dyeing fabrics and fibres, hand & machine embroidery. You will mainly develop design work from the module themes which will be given to you at the start of the module, and use this as a basis for extended visual research and practical sampling.
You will be engaged in creative problem solving through tutorials, practical demonstrations and experimentation with materials and processes. Issues of professional studio practice, design quality and craftsmanship and health and safety issues will be emphasised throughout, as the module progresses.
Practical research is supported by museum and gallery visits such as ‘Origin’ held by the Crafts Council, London, and Liverpool Design Festival , library and market research, and lectures/presentations from visiting speakers where appropriate.
You will aim to produce a collection of finished samples with design concepts assimilated on concept boards and in sketchbooks; and you will be introduced to professional methods of presentation. To help achieve objectives and meet deadlines, time management planning and overall organisation will be stressed and supported by a timetabled weekly planner.
Introductory lectures, workshop demonstrations, group and individual tutorials will form the basis of the teaching and learning - developing concepts and challenging preconceptions. Working in a studio-based environment will encourage the sharing ideas and information and encourage a ‘hands on’ experience where students learn by doing, employing practical skills and decision-making.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Acquire an understanding of design concepts and the creative development process involved in interpreting ideas through sampling.||Produce a concept range of finished designs that demonstrate a variety of textile techniques, which show the creative importance of experimentation in the final sampling.|
|2.||Acknowledge contemporary textile designers & makers working within the wider creative industries.||Produce a sketchbook journal that evidences a range of design research, through analysis of contemporary craft & textile design, showing how this has influenced your design decision-making.|
|3.||Apply technical understanding for the development of creative samples||Demonstrate technical understanding and application for the production of competent textile samples and technical notes - including correct selection of processes and identification of fibres /fabrics.|
|4.||Present design development work appropriate to level 1 standard and be able to plan work effectively to meet deadlines||Present all design development work to an appropriate level of finish, demonstrating an awareness of current professional practice, through regular attendance, effective time management, use of personal planning sheets and meeting the required deadlines for both reviews and tutorials.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Sketchbook journal, design worksheets, personal learning log, (PDP file ) technical note files and final samples|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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