Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 1) - Fashion (DESI09080)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed to encompass studies undertaken either within ECA or on internship. Students work on a series of projects and are encouraged to collect and analyse research that is creatively informed and critically aware, and develop creative concepts through integrated iterative processes incorporating making, evaluating, presenting and reflection. The course will enable students to develop, and critically appraise, a body of clearly defined project material that communicates a progression of ideas and an awareness of contemporary creative practice and user/audience needs. Students will develop advanced creative methods, techniques, approaches, materials and processes, exploring how practitioners personally conceptualise briefs. They will begin to position their personal practice within the discipline, exploring a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation, exhibition and documentation of work, as appropriate.
As per Summary
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Range of design materials and trips pertaining to programme specialism. Likely to incur general costs relating to photocopying, printing and so forth.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Only available to visiting students in the Design School
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 54,
External Visit Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 25,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formative: This course consists of industry focused design projects which will introduce students to Tailoring, Accessory design, knitwear and materials.
Each design project will require students to explore in-depth personal research themes for fashion, including visual and material.
Summative: Full project design presentation, research journals, design journals, fabric journals, one finished prototype accessory.
||Feedback will be available within 15 working days from the hand-in via Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to project briefs, and formulate appropriate approaches.
- DEVELOP: select and apply appropriate material and conceptual development through a transparent iterative process.
- REALISE: realise project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
- Gaimster, J. Visual Research Methods in Fashion. Berg
- Black, S. Knitwear in Fashion. Thames & Hudson. (2002)
- Watanabe, N. Contemporary Fashion Illustration
Techniques. Rockport Publishing (1963)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Manage and prioritise workload and time. Work to deadlines. Exercise autonomy and initiative. Use a range of IT applications to support and enhance work. Organisation. Problem-solving.
|Course organiser||Ms Claire Ferguson
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713