Undergraduate Course: Textiles 4: Exposition (DESI10111)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Textiles can be presented in a range of formats and in an array of settings. Students will be supported in the presentations of final project work. A series of activities will introduce professional approaches to graphic design and presentation. Students will gain a grounding in a range of appropriate software e.g. InDesign and illustrator. They will be supported in preparing and publishing digital presentations of their final textiles projects. Curriculum vitae and professional portfolios appropriate to textiles and related industries, will be prepared as invaluable documents for future employment. The final body of work created in Textiles 4A and 4B will be presented in an appropriate format.
This course supports the professional finish and presentation of the full project collection created in course Textiles 4B. Research and personal investigation into the existing industries associated with textiles will enable students to define their intended audience and appropriate methods of presentation for their chosen context.
Students will be supported in developing and refining a written statement of intentions throughout the course, and a final project description for summative assessment. Students will have a series of CAD classes with practical exercises to ensure confidence in using a range of CAD packages. One-to-one tutorials to support this learning will take place. Individual and group support will enable students to create personal promotional material to a professional standard appropriate to industry.
Classes will introduce a variety of approaches to presentation including print layout, typography, paper choices and bindings. Creating personal digital platforms, e.g. websites and social media profiles, will be a core activity with lectures, tutorials and technical support. Students will work collaboratively with their peers supported by staff to curate the final presentation/exhibition of their work.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, 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)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course has 2 formative assessment points. The intention is that these points of assessment will enable students to plan towards the summative assessment submission.
Formative assessment 1, week 10 of semester 1
Students will be assessed with grades plus written and verbal feedback against LOs 1 and 2. Components of assessment should include:
Research files demonstrating an understanding of contemporary presentation, promotion and professional communication of textiles and design, edited and defined context boards, personal project description
Initial planning for Website, CV, portfolio, publications
Formative assessment 2, week 10 semester 2
Students will be assessed with comments and verbal feedback against LOs 1, 2 and 3. Components of assessment should include:
Documentation demonstrating an understanding of contemporary presentation, promotion and professional communication of textiles and design, edited and defined context boards, personal project description
Initial planning for Website, CV, portfolio, publications
This course has one summative assessment submission, containing three elements of a portfolio submission, each explained in more detail below. The portfolio needs to demonstrate evidence of the learning outcomes and may include some, but is not restricted to the following:
Submission 1: documentation of relevant research for this course, designs in context, personal project description 25% overall mark
Submission 2: presentation of degree show or equivalent - 25% of the overall course mark
Submission 3: website, CV, portfolio, publications - 50% of the overall course mark
Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
Submission 1 is used to assess LO1 only; Submission 2 is used to assess LO2 only; Submission 3 is used to assess LO3 only.
||Formative Feedback will be provided on a regular basis throughout the course. This will take the form of individual verbal feedback, plus group presentations with staff and peers.
Written formative feedback for the course will take place at a mid point review with individual feedback tutorials. This will support students in planning towards the summative hand in.
Group presentations and crits will facilitate discussion and ongoing formative feedback from peers and staff throughout the course.
Summative grades will be provided via Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the Textiles discipline, identifying and planning where you wish to position your professional practice and identity within, or beyond it
- Communicate a body of textiles work effectively to a defined audience, and at a professional standard
- Present personal creative experience, skills, and attributes in an appropriate and accessible format for industry practice and expectations
|Gem Barton, Don't Get a Job... Make a Job: How to make it as a creative graduate, Laurence King 2016|
Relevant professional websites for consultation:
David James Associates http://dja.dj/branding-and-design
Hannah Waldron http://www.hannahwaldron.co.uk
Textile Hive http://textilehive.com
Maryra Bun http://maryrabun.com
Margaret Howell http://www.studiosmall.com/showcase/margaret-howell/
Lotta Nieminen http://www.lottanieminen.com/#graphic-design
Sarah Thorne http://www.sarahthorne.co.uk/index.html
Alice Donadoni http://alicedonadoni.com/selected/
Saskia Pomeroy http://saskiapomeroy.com
Mother design http://www.motherdesign.com
Phoebe English http://phoebeenglish.com/collections/
Lydia Kasumi http://lydiakasumi.com
Leslie David http://www.leslie-david.com
Cassie Byrnes http://www.cassiebyrnes.com
Altier Bingo http://atelier-bingo.fr
Marques Almeida https://www.marquesalmeida.com
The Row https://www.therow.com/#f
Sincerely tommy https://sincerelytommy.com/collections/i-waited-for-you
Eye Dazzler http://eyedazzler.com/identity/
Julie White http://www.juliewhite.com.au
Heather Shields http://www.heather-shields.co.uk
The list above indicate current practice within this field and should be used as a guide. Additional reading and specific websites associated with personal project will be encouraged.
|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
|Keywords||textiles,research,professional practice,cv,website design,portfolio,presentation skills
|Course organiser||Miss Pilar Garcia De Leaniz Rodriguez
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
|Course secretary||Mr Hugh Black
Tel: (0131 6)51 5926