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Undergraduate Course: Textiles 4: Exposition (DESI10111)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryTextiles can be presented in a range of formats and in an array of settings. Students will be supported in the physical practical presentations of final project work. A series of workshops will introduce professional approaches to graphic design and presentation. Students will gain a grounding in a range of appropriate software e.g. InDesign and illustrator. They will be supported in preparing and publishing digital presentations of their final textiles projects. Curriculum vitae and professional portfolios appropriate to textiles and related industries, will be prepared as invaluable documents for future employment. The final body of work created in Textiles 4A and 4B will be presented in an appropriate format, e.g. degree show.
Course description This course supports the professional finish and presentation of the full project collection created in course Textiles 4B. Research and personal investigation into the existing industries associated with textiles will enable students to define their intended audience and appropriate methods of presentation for their chosen context.

Students will be supported in developing and refining a written statement of intentions throughout the course, and a final project description for summative assessment. Students will have a series of CAD classes with practical exercises to ensure confidence in using a range of CAD packages. One-to-one tutorials to support this learning will take place in the digital suite. Individual and group support will enable students to create personal promotional material to a professional standard appropriate to industry.

Classes will introduce a variety of approaches to presentation including print layout, typography, paper choices and bindings. Creating personal digital platforms, e.g. websites and social media profiles, will be a core activity with lectures, tutorials and technical support. Students will work collaboratively with their peers supported by staff to curate the final presentation/exhibition of their practical projects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Textiles 3A: Professional settings (DESI10092) AND Textiles 3B : Identifying Textile Directions (DESI10110)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the Textiles discipline, identifying and planning where you wish to position your professional practice and identity within, or beyond, it
  2. Communicate a body of textiles work effectively to a defined audience, and at a professional standard
  3. Present personal creative experience, skills, and attributes in an appropriate and accessible format for industry practice and expectations
Reading List
Gem Barton, Don't Get a Job... Make a Job: How to make it as a creative graduate, Laurence King 2016

Relevant professional websites for consultation:

David James Associates
Hannah Waldron
Textile Hive
Maryra Bun
Margaret Howell
Lotta Nieminen
Sarah Thorne
Alice Donadoni
Saskia Pomeroy
Mother design
Phoebe English
Lydia Kasumi
Leslie David
Cassie Byrnes
Altier Bingo
Marques Almeida
The Row
Sincerely tommy
Eye Dazzler
Julie White
Heather Shields

The list above indicate current practice within this field and should be used as a guide. Additional reading and specific websites associated with personal project will be encouraged.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Versatility - developing multi-disciplinary approaches to challenges
Thinking - making free associations and connections outside the norm
Communication - oral, visual and textual communication of research, ideas and resolutions
Keywordstextiles,research,professional practice,cv,website design,portfolio,presentation skills
Course organiserMs Lindy Richardson
Tel: 0131 221 6129
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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