40 credits at level HE6
The aim of this module is to provide a vehicle through which you will develop and produce a body of personally relevant design work. This final body of work should demonstrate your originality of ideas, independence of study, innovative use of materials and media and an appropriate, coherent, personal understanding of contemporary textile/surface design practice, underpinned by sound investigative research practice, which fully contextualises the area you are planning to investigate.
Working from the personal research themes commenced in semester 1 Independent Practical Research module, you will explore individual lines of enquiry, relating to practical processes and specified outcomes. These outcomes form your learning contract, which will be reviewed at the start of the module.
Through practical workshops, you will work independently, in order to significantly develop advanced skills and use a range of available technologies, which relate to your chosen subject/ product area, adhering to health and safety matters, at all times.
The final outcomes will be based on your original intentions as agreed during your visual proposal for the module Independent Practical Research. These will require displaying to an appropriate professional level in preparation for the final major Degree Show exhibition. This portfolio and collection of final outcomes should serve as a ‘launch pad’ towards further training, employment or self employment and will therefore relate to your own aspirations and plans for the future. There will be meetings and sessions which deal with these preparations; these also link to discussions within the Professional Practice & Promotion module.
Your portfolio and exhibition at the end of semester two will contain developmental drawings and design worksheets, finished textile / surface design samples mounted to professional standards, design artwork, sketchbooks, research files and final products which relate to the original proposal.
In advance of the final assessment point you will be asked to take part in a viva voce presentation to staff –
This is a verbal presentation where you are asked to discuss your original proposal plan, developments made in light of visual and contextual research into relevant design practices, the context of the work you have produced and your understanding of this area, and the final conclusions/outcome.
Seminars and group tutorials will form the basis of the module, with structured individual tutorial sessions and reviews, focusing on student progression and development. The selection and appointment of supervisor(s) and tutor(s) will depend on your chosen area of specialism and availability of staffing.
You are required to take responsibility for your own learning and to make independent study visits where appropriate. Practical outcomes are assessed via a student viva voce presentation and final exhibition of work. Supporting materials will include the sketchbook journal, preparatory work, developmental worksheets and samples, research notes/technical note files.
The sketchbook journal will show the development of practical outcomes - this will also evidence an appreciation and understanding of issues, which relate to the chosen area of study. Feedback at an interim stage will be made available. The learning time associated with this module is 400 hours
Feedback at an interim stage will be made available.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Undertake independent practical research as appropriate to the area of study.||Evaluate, organise and apply research to practice, demonstrating a sound understanding of the contemporary design context within which you are working, through a research sketchbook journal and verbal presentation at the viva voce.|
|2.||Demonstrate originality of ideas and innovative use of materials and media.||Provide evidence of researching, developing, analysing, recording and presenting visual materials appropriately, to create original and innovative design work to a high professional standard.|
|3.||Demonstrate a capacity to take a high level of responsibility for your own learning and personal development, including time management and professional skills in relation to the project.||Demonstrate self-initiated and independent learning through commitment, motivation and studentship, including attendance at specified tutorials & meeting deadlines, in the planning and development of the project.|
|4.||Present a coherent body of finished design products or outcomes, in a formal exhibition, which relate to the aims of the original proposal||Present a conclusive body of design work, in a formal exhibition, which shows high level of practical skill and creativity and demonstrates a deep understanding of the professional /commercial marketplace, in relation to your chosen area of study.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Viva voce presentation and sketchbook journal||Exhibition|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Previous reading lists will serve as a guide. You will form your own reading list, including journal articles, internet website addresses and intended visits for the project as part of the Personal Project Research module associated with this module.
Personal Project Handbook - essential reading for students taking this module
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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