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Undergraduate Course: Textiles 2A: Print and pattern (DESI08149)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides the grounding for focused exploration of the textiles discipline with an emphasis on drawing, mark-making, printed textile approaches and repeat pattern.

Textiles have a wide range of applications and require textile designers to be conversant with both current and past practices and to be adaptable to technology, trends and materials development.

An understanding of repeat structures and mechanisms, coupled with the confidence to create pattern and design croquis is an essential skill for all textile designers.

Through a series of briefs, this course challenges groups and individual students to explore established approaches and prompt innovative techniques in pattern making associated with the textiles discipline.

This course will reinforce learning from Core courses Textiles 1A and Textiles 1B, to allow the application of drawing, mark-making and image creation into practical exploration of colour, print and repeat pattern.
Course description This course builds technical competences in the practice of textile design through a series of tasks aligned to a range of techniques and associated textile focused pre-occupations, for example, print and repeat mechanisms for textile design, and colour/trend prediction. Students will have the opportunity to explore independent themes and personal directions within the framework of the design briefs.

The distinct but connected projects encourage students to build and reflect on their understanding of print technique and colouration of design and/or materials within the context of current practice in the field.

Introduction to the potential of textile print techniques, both analogue and digital, are embedded within the projects, encouraging students to explore and challenge methods and materials through practical exploration. Students will be supported in extending their technical competence in practical outcomes, which are aligned to current practice in the textiles industry.

Possible focuses for projects may align to the following or similar:
PROJECT 1 investigation, analysis and development of trends, colour and imagery
PROJECT 2 exploration of repeat pattern and print approaches
PROJECT 3 the bringing together of new understanding through resolved outcomes
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesIf this course is Core to your programme, you will automatically be enrolled. For all other Design students, the course is open on a first come, first served basis until the course is full. It is recommended that students would require a basic experience of textile technique and methods, for example, sketchbook work and drawing, preparation of artwork for print and basic photoshop skills. See the following courses for further guidance of experience equivalent to :- Textiles 1A, Textiles 1B. Please contact the Course Organiser if you wish to enrol.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  17
Course Start Semester 1
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, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework with work from all three projects forming this coursework folio.

All Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment.
Feedback Formative Feedback and Assessment:
Formative presentations and submissions will take place at the end of each of the 3 projects that make up this course, with a combination of verbal and written feedback provided in response.

Written Formative Feedback and Formative assessment will be provided at the end of the second project to assist students to identify aspects of their final submission which may require further work before the summative submission.

Summative Feedback and Assessment:
Each student will be given written feedback via Learn.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. FORMULATE appropriate responses to project briefs through critical assessment of relevant research and practical exploration of ideas development aligned to the set textiles briefs
  2. APPLY an inventive approach to materials and technology associated with pattern, colour and print in textiles.
  3. COMMUNICATE and REFLECT upon a variety of appropriate methods to realise and present your design ideas, in a clear professional manner.
Reading List
Bowles, M. & Isaac, C. Digital Textile Design, Laurence King (2012)
Briggs-Goode, A. Printed Textile Design , Laurence King (2013)
Bunce, Gillian & Phillips, Peter. Repeat Patterns, a manual for designers, artists and architects
Clarke, S. Print: fashion, interiors, art Laurence King (2014)
Kinnersley-Taylor, J Dyeing and screen printing on textiles. A & C Black, 2011
Proctor, Richard, Principals of pattern design
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research and Enquiry
Personal Effectiveness
Organisation and Management
Silk Screen Printing
Repeat Mechanisms, both Analogue and Digital
Colour Mixing
Course organiserMs Nicola Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)51 5152
Course secretaryMr Hugh Black
Tel: (0131 6)51 5926
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