20 credits at level HE5
This module reflects both industrial design practice and freelance design. Emphasis is placed on the development of creative drawing and design skills towards the production of a co-ordinated collection of design artwork and fabric samples, for related interior or fashion based products. You will work towards the production of design solutions to live briefs/competitions or in-house projects, which mirror industrial practice.
You will be introduced to various methodologies of design research. Key areas will investigate contextual market research of current contemporary design practice for both fashion and interiors, as appropriate; plus show the importance of accessing different visual research resource material from museums and archives, library resources, the worldwide web, trend journals and forecasting magazines.
You will be involved in drawing research, design development and the understanding of how professional design collections are formed. Complex repeat processes are outlined as well as the use of formal design elements and their application to create space, rhythm, movement, discord, balance & imbalance etc. Processes in textile printing, including the use of a range of available print pastes will be explored. Computer workshop sessions are made available to students who wish to exploit the combination of digital textile printing and traditional processes.
You will produce a range of exploratory drawings, design worksheets, final designs, printed fabrics, papers & embellished samples, technical notes & recipes in preparation for a visual exhibition of the final collection at the end of the module.
Ongoing tutorial support, alongside taught and supervised workshop sessions, will form the basis of student learning with additional seminar sessions for areas relating to commercial professional practice. Students are expected to work independently in addition to taught and supervised workshops.
The module involves 200 hours of study time. Of this approximately 60 hours will be taught studio time and workshops, the balance will be independent study time and tutorial reviews/critiques. Teaching & learning will involve taught sessions, printed textile demonstrations, supervised workshops, taught computer sessions and open access workshops, plus visits to manufacturers, showrooms and trade fairs, where applicable, will support the module. You will be in engaged in at least one group critique; 2 x formal tutorials, in which students are required to record and copy findings to staff , 1 x interim review and personal development planning. The remaining time is both for directed and self-directed learning as well as ongoing developmental discussions.
Assessment will be based on the production of a visual exhibition of work supported by related professional & contextual research – this will include a sketchbook journal, research file, technical note file, a collection of drawings /design development worksheets, a collection of practical textile samples and paper based designs.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the various approaches to research in response to a professional
|Apply sound research methods; demonstrating an understanding of the importance of thorough visual and market research to inform practice|
|2.||Show evidence of personal evaluation and critical design analysis, through constructive discussion with staff, externals and peers.||Demonstrate creative developments made in response to tutorial discussions and critiques, alongside evidence of design analysis and evaluation.|
|3.||Understand and apply the technical and creative capabilities of both traditional textile and digital print processes.||Present a range of innovative and technically competent fabric samples in response to the design brief, which employ aesthetic sensitivity and creativity.|
|4.||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of surface design.||Present a design collection, which demonstrates an understanding of the formal design elements and surface design principles introduced.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Sketchbook journal & tutorial critiques||Presentation of Final Collection|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Journals : International Textiles, Textile View, Selvedge, Crafts
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