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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

DESN5316M Fashion Realisation and Contextual Studies

60 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Kevin Almond
Email: k.almond@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Feb to 31 Aug View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Co-requisites

DESN5313MFashion Product Development

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module aims to foster a broad appreciation of the context of contemporary fashion and to identify and establish a particular work and direction for creative fashion innovation and enterprise. Students are encouraged to conduct individual and independent lines of practical and contextual research and enquiry in order that they may formulate appropriate and diverse design solutions. Students may also identify individual and appropriate business opportunities in the fashion industry and develop strategies for personal involvement. A financial and market case study will form part of this module as well as a digital presentation.

Objectives

Students taking this module will
- Foster a broad appreciation of the context of contemporary fashion.
-Identify and establish a particular work and direction for creative fashion innovation and enterprise.
-Conduct individual and independent lines of practical and contextual research and enquiry to formulate appropriate and -diverse design solutions.
-Identify individual and appropriate business opportunities in the fashion industry and develop strategies for personal involvement
-Develop a financial and market case study.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. research independent areas of interest in relation to the development of contemporary fashion innovation and enterprise;
2. demonstrate individual & creative expertise within stated commercial parameters;
3. being flexible, resourceful, self-disciplined and motivated;
4. plan, manage and execute individual schedules;
5. organise appropriate financial and business strategies;


Skills outcomes
Students taking this module will develop and demonstrate

• Professionalism
• Entrepreneurship
• Understanding of design and marketing processes.


Syllabus

This module is principally concerned with a broad appreciation of contemporary fashion innovation and enterprise, which reflects a total individual concept, underpinned by original practical and contextual research.
The ability to sustain a theme by working within clearly defined global, societal and commercial parameters, are all essential elements of this module.

Where possible students are encouraged to endorse industrial relevance by researching existing global innovations. Strategic links with industry will be developed and fostered.

An important aspect is the ability to examine the subject area within a wider context and show an informed understanding of relevant sociological, cultural, technical and commercial aspects.

This module will reward future thought and development in innovative and creative practice, whether this be ecological, technological or ethical based.

The module will culminate with a negotiated final PowerPoint that pitches the essential elements of the project

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture31.003.00
Seminar11.001.00
Tutorial80.505.00
Private study hours591.00
Total Contact hours9.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

Private study will be spent in:
- Visual & Contextual Research
- Library Research
- Preparation and presentation of work

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored by:
Regular attendance at practical, seminar and lecture classes;
Contact with and feedback from project supervisor on a weekly basis;
Tutorials at strategic times throughout the module.
After negotiation and agreement with tutors, students will provide a 1,000-word study proposal that outlines their intentions, accompanied by a comprehensive time management plan. This is not assessed but is presented in the second tutorial where formative feedback is given.
If required, studio practice ,supervised by technicians will support independent practical session giving students timetabled access to garment technology studio facilities, this supervision will also maintain health and safety directives.

Feedback is also provided on the digital presentation

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectA3 bound Illustrated Journal: Research & development:100.00
PresentationExhibition using presentation software: visual and written presentation that pitches the essential elements of the project and consists of 8 slides. This will enhance the student's skills and provide a feedback opportunity0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits follow the same format as the original submission

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/08/2020 21:23:12

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