20 credits at level HE5
This module supports developments towards the concurrent module Contemporary Textiles: Route B – Design into Practice. The modules introduce you to notions of developing a professional body of work for external exhibition, or for application for a national design competition. You will explore issues which affect contemporary craft and design led practice, such as the impact of ethics, ecology, the global environment and sustainability. This module aims to allow you to explore individual ideas in response to these starting points and take ownership for your own learning and development.
Using design competition briefs, enterprise based activities and/or external exhibition opportunities as a starting point you will be asked to undertake in depth visual and theoretical research.
You will be involved visiting national museums, archives and exhibitions which are relevant to the project as identified in your individual learning plan.
Issues which affect contemporary craft and design led practice will be explored and you will be asked to undertake personal research into specific areas and discuss how this has impacted on the sampling process.
The emphasis is on innovation and interdisciplinary approaches to the design of 2D & 3D products – here you will focus on the development of textile, paper and/or ceramic samples which are experimental and investigative. Workshops will be made available to you to gain additional skills in textile printing, computer aided design, embroidery & embellishment, digital printing, rug making and needle bonding.
Technical research will also support the practical developments made and you are required to analyse and note ongoing research into the experimental sampling process.
Ongoing tutorial support, alongside taught and supervised workshop sessions, will form the basis of student learning with additional seminar sessions for areas relating to contextual issues. Students are expected to work independently in addition to taught and supervised workshops.
The module involves 200 hours of study time. Of this approximately 40 hours will be taught studio time and practical workshops, the balance will be independent study time and tutorial reviews/critiques. Teaching & learning will involve taught sessions, access to a variety of introductory and advanced practical workshops, supervised workshop sessions and taught computer sessions. You will engage 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. Ongoing module discussions will support development.
Emphasis is on the use of independent learning strategies as progression towards HE6. As such you need to take on board your own learning needs and work in self directed study time each week to meet own goals and deadlines.
Assessment will be based on a range of a sketchbook journal, learning log, drawings, design worksheets and experimental samples/prototypes.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Plan and direct your own work through planning and time management skills, ownership, initiative and attendance.||Produce a learning log which outlines your developments and demonstrates initiative in relation to progress; attend all workshop sessions and take part in tutorial discussions.|
|2.||Develop an advanced awareness of issues which relate to contemporary practice.||Present a comprehensive sketchbook journal which demonstrates visual and contextual research into relevant areas; analysing and evaluating theory in relation to own practical developments.|
|3.||Experiment with approaches and apply a wide range of methods for the production of innovative samples||Demonstrate a versatile, selective and experimental approach in the application of media, materials, techniques, technologies and processes.|
|4.||Understand and use a variety of textile machinery for sampling and creative developments||Demonstrate the ability to challenge the limitations of machinery and equipment to produce innovative textiles/surfaces.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Sketchbook journal, learning log and tutorial discussions||Design development sheets and samples|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Johnson P, Ideas in the Making, Crafts Council 1998
Koumis M, Art Textiles of the World, Telos 1999
Constantine M & Reuter L, The Whole Cloth, Monacelli 1998
Slater K, Environmental Impact of Textiles, Woodhead, 2002
Moon, Jennifer, Learning Journals: a Handbook for Academics, Students and Professional Development, Kogan Page 1999
Taylor I , Recyling, Craftspace 1997
Journals : Crafts, Eco Textiles, International Textiles, Textile Forum
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/wellfashioned/index.html - Eco Textiles exhibition microsite
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