Undergraduate Course: Textiles 2A: Textile approaches and applications for industry (DESI08120)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides the grounding for focused exploration of the textiles discipline developing depth of understanding. There is a strong practical element in all activities. Students are supported in focusing relevant research and practical experimentation with techniques and materials to underpin appropriate responses to project briefs.
Textiles has a wide range of applications within Art and Design and as such requires textile designers to be both conversant with current and past practices, and to be adaptable to future technologies and materials development. This course is designed to reinforce learning from core courses Textiles 1A, What is Textiles, and 1B The role of textiles in Art & Design, and to extend skills through practical application in a range of projects. Through a series of 3 projects, this course challenges both groups and individuals to explore practical solutions to design challenges by applying technical and perceptual understanding of the textiles discipline in an increasingly diverse field.
This course builds basic technical competences in the practice of textile design through a series of 3 projects aligned to a range of techniques and associated textile focused pre-occupations, for example screen printing, repeat mechanisms for textile design, colour trend predictions and embroidery. Students will have the opportunity to explore independent themes and personal directions within the framework of the design briefs.
The course encourages students to build and reflect on their technical understanding of the techniques and materials associated with the discipline. Introduction to key equipment and techniques will be embedded within projects, encouraging individuals to challenge methods and materials through personal practical exploration. Students will be supported in extending their technical competence in practical outcomes, which are aligned to current practice in the textiles industry.
The course will enable the students to:-
1. Investigate the competent use of an appropriate range of practical, material and theoretical methods associated with Textiles. This will be demonstrated through research files, sketchbooks and notebooks.
2. Develop, evaluate and record core theories and applications of the materials, techniques and methods
explored within the projects during the course, e.g. textile repeat mechanisms, colour trend analysis. This will be demonstrated through technical notebooks, sketchbooks, research files.
3. Working to project briefs apply knowledge, skills and understanding effectively in resolved outcomes. This will be demonstrated through the presentation of finished projects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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|| Materials and equipment list will be supplied to students in advance of each project. 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)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Formative feedback and Assessment:
Group presentations and crits will take place at the end of the 2 major projects within this course - verbal feedback from peers and staff, plus written feedback from staff will be provided
Additional formative feedback in week 10 will help students identify aspects of their final submission which may require further work before the summative hand in
Summative Feedback and Assessment:
Each student will be given written feedback via the VLE
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding, and increasingly inquisitive and inventive approach to materials and technology associated with the discipline of textiles.
- Formulate appropriate responses to project briefs through a relevant range of approaches to research and ideas development aligned to the set textiles briefs.
- Use a variety of appropriate methods to realise your design ideas, communicating them in a clear professional manner, and reflecting on them for further future development.
|Bowles, M. & Isaac, C. Digital Textile Design, Laurence King (2012)|
Briggs-Goode, A. Printed Textile Design , Laurence King (2013)
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 Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design. Laurence King (2013)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Shirley McLauchlan
|Course secretary||Mrs Gill Lowther
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712