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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Textile Design

Programme code:BA-TEXT/TDUCAS code:W232
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Elizabeth Gaston Contact address:e.a.gaston@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

In accordance with the School of Design admissions policy: please see our website (www.design.leeds.ac.uk) for details

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Design

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Design

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Art & Design

Programme specification:

In Year 1, you will undertake core studies in the historic, cultural and technological aspects of art & design. Alongside your academic work, you will be introduced to the fundamental principles of design, with a view to developing skills in drawing, repeat pattern, constructed textiles techniques such as knit and stitch, and the use of colour.

In Year 2, you will develop your academic understanding of the core subjects and an awareness of professional standards.
You will focus your studio practice and specialise in one of the following:

- Digital Textiles
- Structured Textiles
Each of these pathways is further sub-divided into:
-Textiles for Fashion
-Textiles for Interiors

If you choose to the textiles for interiors route within the digital textiles specialism you will study specialist textile modules using digital technology, which focuses upon digital print on paper and fabric, and laser cutting. You will learn how to test a variety of substrates for fashion and interior textile product applications using laser-cutting technology. You will also gain an understanding of digital print technology on paper and fabric.

If you choose the textiles for fashion route within the digital textiles specialism, you will work with either laser cutting, digital fabric printing or materials manipulation (or a combination of these processes) in producing large scale fashion product concepts. This route focuses upon creative and innovative textiles for fashion, rather than pattern cutting and garment construction.
Drawing and repeat pattern drafting, along with in depth market research, form the core activities of the digital textiles specialism, and will be developed in years two and three.

If you select the either the knitted or stitched textiles route within the constructed textiles specialism, you will be given the opportunity to develop innovative and contemporary designs for fashion or interiors based on your own visual and market research. Using a variety of media, you will explore knitted and stitched textile structures and techniques in order to gain the experience necessary to realise exciting and creative designs. The curriculum will include the study of technical aspects of fabric composition, to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to influence the form, colour, 3D structuring, and other properties of textile materials. This area is informed by internationally leading research work in the School.

In semester two, you will have the option to continue your studio practice in textile design or choose a theoretical module in textile technology. This academic option will focus upon textile technology for designers including aspects of fibres, yarns, and knitted, woven, non-woven and print technologies.

In Year 3, you will work towards a final exhibition of design work and produce a written investigation into a textiles subject of your choice. In semester two, you will also have the option to continue your studio practice in textile design or choose theoretical modules in textile technology. This academic option will focus upon textile technology for designers focusing upon new developments in fibres, yarns, and knitted, woven, non-woven and print technologies.




Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN1250Fundamentals of Imaging20 creditsSemester 1
DESN1560Design for Textiles 1B20 creditsSemester 1
DESN1561Design for Textiles 1C20 creditsSemester 2
DESN1815Material Culture and Mass Consumption20 creditsSemester 2
DESN1820Design History: 1900 to the Present day10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates should study 10-30 credits from the options below

DESN1175Green Design and Sustainability10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1415Introduction to Photography (Digital)10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN1575Patterns and Culture10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1633Colour and the Design Process10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1658Fashion Brand Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1705Drawing 1A10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN1706Drawing 1B10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN1830Technologies for Art and Design10 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 20 credits of Discovery Modules


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN2285Research Methods 1: Finding and Using Research Resources10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2295Research Methods 2: Research, Writing and Dissertation10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2350Marketing Creativity and Innovation20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2564Design for Textiles 2A20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2565Design for Textiles: Specialisms20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students should take 20-40 credits from the optional modules shown below

DESN2139New Materialism: Science and Technology Meet Art, Craft and Design10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2145Video Editing10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN2155Illustration10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN2170Knitted Fabric Technology for Design10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2180Garment Technology for Knitwear10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2265Art, Craft and Design Now: an international overview of contemporary practice10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2405Contemporary Art and Memory10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2415Photography (Digital)10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN2465Class, Taste and Society: Interpreting Designed Objects.10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2469Fashion Management10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2500Eco-Design: Understanding Design's Role in Global Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2525Design for Sports and Performance Clothing10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2615Design Management and Trends10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2633Colour: Art and Science10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2645Design Theory10 creditsSemester 2
DESN265820th Century Fashion10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2705Cutting edge: Collage as reconfiguring10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN2721Book Arts10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN2730Principles of Typography10 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 20 credits of Discovery Modules


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN3342Design for Textiles 3: Visual Research and Analysis20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3343Design For Textiles 3: Critical Studio Journal10 creditsSemester 1
DESN3566Design for Textiles 3 - Specialisms30 creditsSemester 2
DESN3660Independent Study Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take 0-20 credits from the optional modules below

DESN3139New Materialism Studio: Theory Meets Practice20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3405Landscape, Place and Environment in Contemporary Art20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3445Time and the Image in Contemporary Art20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3582Fashion Styling and Photography20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN3585Collaborative Marketing and Promotion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3635Computer Aided Design and Professional Design Presentation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3725Information Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3765Brand Communications20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3770Contemporary Advertising20 creditsSemester 1

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Discovery modules:

Students may choose 0-20 credits of discovery modules. These must be at level 2 or level 3 unless they are special skills Discovery modules.

Last updated: 02/10/2019

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