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Undergraduate Course: Textiles 2B: Putting textiles into practice (DESI08119)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryTextiles has a wide range of applications within art and design. Through these 2 projects students will be encouraged to apply technical understanding to a range of challenges in a variety of contexts appropriate to the field, e.g. textiles for the body, textiles for interior spaces, and textiles as materials for product.

These practice based projects, will encourage students to apply their technical understanding of the discipline whilst also extending creative possibilities through challenging materials and techniques. All project briefs are underpinned by encouraging on-going relevant research and exploration within the field. Students are also urged to explore their critical thinking in tandem with practical experimentation. Outcomes for the briefs are anticipated to be underpinned by the demonstration of a clear understanding of their intended context and application.
Course description This course develops technical competences in the practice of textile design applied to a range of specific contexts. The course encourages students to expand their practical and technical knowledge of the discipline and associated techniques, applying this understanding to the suite of design projects.

Through 2 projects students are encouraged formulate personal responses, applying skills and knowledge in research skills and practical textiles techniques to streamline projects in specific settings.
Opportunities for collaborative group work further embeds personal skills and knowledge, highlighting individual interests and strengths within the textile discipline.

Students are asked to demonstrate their ability in taking projects from initiation through to professionally presented resolutions. Typical examples of projects within this course are ;-
Fashion textiles. In the production of textiles for fashion, teamwork encourages students to work in pairs and groups, putting technical understanding into practice. The final product of this type of brief may be presented as a group collection in a catwalk show or equivalent professional presentation.
Commercial textiles. Student briefs aligned with industry, help students meet the demands of specific companies, applying knowledge and understanding of textiles in a commercial setting.

In all projects students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to research, select and apply appropriate approaches to textiles aligned directly to the set briefs and presented in an appropriate professional setting.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If this course is core to your programme you will be automatically enrolled, for all other students, including Design students, the course is open on a first come first served basis until the course is full. Where a course depends on some technical proficiency, PTs are encouraged to help students check with the appropriate Course Organiser regarding suitability, eg if student has previous external practical experience. The course will be open to enrolments from Thursday 13th September at 9.30am. Please sign up for the course through your own School (they will advise if this is done your PT, SSO or Teaching Office). We do not currently keep a waiting list.
Additional Costs Art materials and equipment lists will be supplied in advance. Materials costs which will vary depending on the students individual method of production but could be approximated at 40 for this course.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  16
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 36, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Formative feedback will be given on an on-going basis at weekly workshops, more formal formative feedback will be given on week 10. This review will enable students to utilise the last week of the course to respond to this feedback.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Respond to textile project briefs, gathering a range of approaches to research and formulating ideas aligned to the briefs.
  2. Apply relevant knowledge and research to develop focused creative ideas and subsequent resolutions, aligned to the requirements outlined in project briefs.
  3. Use recognized methods to communicate appropriate outcomes to the project briefs in a clear and professional manner.
Reading List
Bowles, M. & Isaac, C. Digital Textile Design, Laurence King (2012)
Clarke, S. Print: fashion, interiors, art Laurence King (2014)
Kinnersley-Taylor, J Dyeing and screen printing on textiles. A & C Black, 2011
Quinn, B. Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge. Laurence King (2009)
Quinn, B. Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design. Laurence King (2013)
Udale, J Textiles and fashion: exploring printed textiles, knitwear, embroidery, menswear and womenswear. Bloomsbury (2014)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Creative thinking the ability to gather and organise a range of resources to inform new ideas and potential resolutions;
Organisation the ability to manage activities and tasks within a given timeframe;
Communication - the ability to convey ideas and resolutions in a professional format.
Keywordstextiles,drawing,design,presentation,projects. research,context
Course organiserMs Shirley McLauchlan
Course secretaryMrs Gill Lowther
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712
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