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

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 a series of 3 connecting projects students will be encouraged to apply materials understanding to a range of challenges considering more closely the context for textiles and their application.

These practice-based projects will encourage students to apply their 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 underpinned by the demonstration of a clear understanding of their intended context and application.
Course description This course develops technical competency in the practice of textile design applied to a range of specific design and presentation 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 the 3 projects, students are encouraged to formulate personal responses, applying skills and knowledge in research skills and practical textiles techniques to streamline projects in specific settings. Opportunities for possible 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. Where appropriate, projects will be aligned with industry, community and/or live briefs and allow for the presentation or exhibition of work. 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 automatically be enrolled. For all other School of Design and ECA 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 competence of textile technique and methods for example, sketchbook work and drawing, preparation of artwork for screen print and sound photoshop skills. See the following courses for further guidance of experience equivalent to :- Textiles 1A, Textiles 1B, Textiles 2A. Please consult the Course Organiser if you wish to enrol.
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 2023/24, 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

Individual verbal feedback and feedforward will be given throughout each of the 3 course project briefs including through group presentations facilitating discussion and additional feedforward points.

Formative reviews will take place towards the end of Project 2 (Week 8) and Project 3 (Week 11). Students will be given the opportunity to develop and complete each project before summative assessment.

Written or Video (audio-visual recording) formative feedback will be provided at the end of Project 2. This will be supported by student self-assessment. Verbal feedback will support the formative review of Project 3 and will be supported with student review.

Summative Feedback

Individual written feedback and grades will be provided via Learn VLE as per university regulations.
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 Enquiry and Research: Ability to research, evaluate, make, implement and review decisions based on appropriate textiles techniques

Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: Thinking creatively and managing the creative process in oneself and in others

Communication: Use appropriate communication styles through understanding the needs of others and empathy towards them

Personal Effectiveness: Have an ability to demonstrate an innovative approach, creativity, collaboration and risk taking
Keywordstextiles,drawing,design,presentation,projects. research,context
Course organiserMiss Collette Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5812
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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