Undergraduate Course: Fashion Illustration and Communication 1: Introducing the Fundamentals of Visual Communication for Fashion (DESI08066)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Students undertaking this course will develop key creative skills in visual communication for fashion, through sessions exploring creative drawing from a life model, and through studio based drawing workshops. The ability to understand and visually interpret silhouette, volume, materials and texture through drawing is a key element in enabling students to communicate and present their work to the fashion industry and a wider audience.
The course is designed to introduce creative methods of fashion sketch and fashion illustration.
Students undertaking this course will develop key creative skills in Drawing for Fashion.
The ability to understand and interpret silhouette, construction, volume and texture through drawing is a key element in enabling students to communicate and present their work to the fashion industry and to a wider audience.
This project allows students to explore and develop their drawing skills through the following methods, drawing from a life model, drawing for fashion sketch, drawing for fashion illustration, exploration of materials and fashion accessories.
Experimenting with various drawing media and drawing techniques students will explore body proportions, poses and the interaction between clothing and the body.
Students will also undertake formative research into fashion illustration through historical and contemporary fashion analysis.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| If this course is Core to your programme, you will automatically be enrolled. For all other students, including Design students, the course is open on a first come, first served basis until the course is full. This course may have limited availability for non-Design students. Please contact the Course Organiser if you wish to enrol.
|Additional Costs|| Basic costs of paper/sketchbooks/drawing materials estimated at £30-£40 per course students are asked to consider using recycled papers and materials to limit overall costs.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 24,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 14,
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 verbal feedback will be given weekly on project work presented at one to one tutorials and within group workshops.
Summative grading constitutes a total submission of a professionally presented portfolio of fashion illustration and drawing work completed throughout the course, with comprehensive written feedback and grading issued. Research files and experimental development should also be submitted to support the submission.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Respond to the project brief through in-depth research exploring the work and methods of a breadth of fashion illustrators and designers.
- Experiment with fashion sketch and illustration using a variety of medium, exploring individual and highly creative drawing methods.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional selection and creative presentation methods in fashion drawing.
|100 years of fashion illustration / Cally Blackman. London : Laurence King, c2007|
Fashion illustration by fashion designers / Laird Borrelli. London : Thames & Hudson, 2008.
Big book of fashion illustration / Martin Dawber. London : Batsford, 2007
Fashion illustration next / Laird Borrelli; London : Thames & Hudson, 2004.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Demonstrate strong and individual drawing and visual presentation skills and techniques.
The ability to be utilize experimental and creative approaches to fashion communication.
The ability to respond to project briefs through clear and independent approaches.
The ability to express ideas verbally in a confident, professional and engaging ways.
|Course organiser||Ms Emily Ford-Halliday
Tel: (0131 6)51 5813
|Course secretary||Ms Sophie O'Shea
Tel: (0131 6)51 5448