Undergraduate Course: Textiles 4C: Materials DEPTH (DESI10114)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course enables specialist textiles students to extend their textiles and material expertise in depth. Practical and theoretical research underpins all activities. An understanding of application and context for the outputs of investigations additionally inform direction. Students are supported and challenged by academic and technical experts in the field to extend their practical skills and development of personally led projects defined through courses 4A and 4B.
This course affords time and space for extensive experimentation in a specialised field. Through a series of project challenges, students will extend their knowledge and understanding of the wider applications of materials and textile-focused expertise.
Technical skills will be further extended from experience gained in year 3 textiles and courses textiles 4A and 4B. All activities will be driven by personal in-depth investigation by the individual student. Students will be encouraged to engage with relevant technical provision across the University and beyond as well as the facilities within the textiles department, encouraging a creative approach to the exploration of materials.
Through challenging the research gathered and precedents set, individuals will refine explorations through a series of iterations to develop resolved solutions for focused contexts as defined in their personal project proposals for courses 4A and 4B. All of this will be recorded in an appropriate format.
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EXPLORE materials and techniques, experimenting in depth to key challenges, and responding to research findings
- PLAN and RECORD ideas for design development linked to advanced technical exploration
- RESOLVE a collection of solutions in response to textiles-related design challenges and developed technical investigations
|David Pye, The Nature and Art of Workmanship, Herbert Press 2007|
Rose Sinclair, Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles), 2014
Rob Thomson, Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production (The Manufacturing Guides), Thames and Hudson, 2013
|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
|Course organiser||Ms Lindy Richardson
Tel: 0131 221 6129
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713