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Undergraduate Course: Textiles 3A: Professional settings (DESI10092)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course leads students to work with industry, explore live briefs through competitions and extend their knowledge and understanding of the wider applications of materials and textile-focused expertise. A range of skills are further extended at this level, through the development of resolved solutions for focused contexts. The final destinations for textiles and related products will be appropriate to the discipline and associated fields in design. Students will be set creative challenges closely aligned to design activities in the industry. Students will analyse, research and develop appropriate solutions.

Exact number of projects contained within this course will vary from year to year depending on client and industry collaboration and variations in competition briefs. There will always be a maximum of 5 projects and a minimum of 2.
Course description This course focuses on tackling industry and national and international competition-driven briefs in order to deepen knowledge, experience and understanding of the wider applications of materials and textile-focused expertise.

Students will be introduced to a range of competition briefs and encouraged to explore options which will challenge their thinking and extend their exploration of textiles in its broadest sense. Individuals will be tasked with examining their existing skills and personal strengths as well as determining which briefs will help extend skills and understanding. Group seminars and presentations will help students question their approaches to design problems and will challenge thinking within the confines of set briefs.¿¿

Design solutions and investigations will be analysed, challenged and further refined towards resolutions applicable to the design briefs.

Students will be supported in appropriate presentation methods to pull together their final submissions for competition and design briefs. Finishing and professional production and presentations methods will be explored. Where appropriate CAD presentation software will be introduced to refine professionalism in the completed design projects and competition entries.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on the Textiles Degree Programme in the School of Design.
Additional Costs The costs will be dependent on individual student choices and activities. All materials costs for textiles print pastes, screens and associated costs are available in the printroom. Costs for laser cutting, 3D printing, digital printing and other relevant technology within the deign school are clearly communicated to the students on induction to the various machines.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  13
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 50, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 294 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Formative Feedback will be provided mid- way through each of the project briefs as verbal feedback.

Detailed feedback with comments aligned to each of the learning outcomes will be provided on conclusion of each of the individual project submissions as the course develops. This will allow students to revise and develop any aspects of their project submissions before the summative assessment of the suite of project submissions at the end of the course.

Summative Feedback will be provided in writing via Learn subsequently supported by tutorials for discussion of feedback.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an increasingly inquisitive exploration of a range of approaches to textiles, supported by a thorough body of research in response to the parameters set within the project briefs.
  2. Explore materials, techniques and themes to achieve appropriate resolutions for targeted Textiles audiences and contexts.
  3. Communicate solutions visually, verbally and in writing, in a professional and appropriate format, relevant to current Textiles industry practice.
Reading List
Charny, D., Power of Making: The Case for Making and Skills (2011)

Cheney, N. & McAllister, H., Textile Surface Manipulation, Bloomsbury (2013)

Doe, T.,Textile Design in the Digital Age, Goodman Books (2015)

Kettle, A., Felcey, H. & Ravetz, A. Collaboration Through Craft, Bloomsbury Academic (2013)

Mancini, E. & Coad, R., Design, When Everybody Designs: An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation (2015)

Braddock, S.E. & Clarke, J.H. Digital Visions for Fashion + Textiles: Made in Code, Thames & Hudson (2012)

Additional reading and specific websites associated with each project will be attached to all briefs.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to research in a focused manner
Apply creative problem solving to design problems
Demonstrate decision making and editing
Communication skills, visual and verbal
KeywordsTextiles contexts,Industry briefs,Competitions,Textile expertise,Design applications
Course organiserMs Shirley McLauchlan
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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