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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Textile Design

Programme code:BA-TEXT/TDUCAS code:W232
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Lindsey Taylor Contact address:L.W.Taylor@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:

Using industry-standard equipment in our textile design studio, you'll develop practical skills, in knitted, woven, stitched and digitally printed textiles, with the opportunity to specialise in one process. All pathways provide the opportunity to work on designs for fashion or interiors using industry-led briefs, taught by world-leading staff and with excellent technical support. You’ll also study the general principles of design, including historical and cultural contexts of design practice, and explore the fundamental aspects of textile design in an intellectually stimulating research environment. This gives you an excellent academic grounding in design, developing skills that appeal to employers. You'll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by undertaking a work placement as part of our Year in Industry programme or Cultural exchange with our Year Abroad programme.

In Year 1, You will undertake a studio based introduction to the major textile design processes including knit, weave and print, supported by studio based visual research including stitch and a theoretical introduction to fabric technology and virtual manufacture. You will undertake core studies in the historic, cultural and technological aspects of art & design. You will have the opportunity to personalise your studies through our extensive list of optional and discovery modules.

In Year 2, you will focus your textile design practice in either knit, weave or digital print. Each process is suitable for fashion or interior outcomes. You will develop your design and technical skills supported by appropriate visual research, cultural and market analysis skills and further your independent research shills. You will develop your academic understanding of the core design subjects and an awareness of professional standards. You will have a further opportunity to personalise your study through industry focused optional and discovery modules.

In Year 3, you will synthesise work towards a final collection of design work and produce a written investigation into a textiles subject of your choice. All teaching is informed by internationally leading research undertaken in the School of Design.


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:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN1250Fundamentals of Imaging20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN1547Textiles: Visual Studies and Research 130 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN1548Textile Technology30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN1847Design History, Design Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

DESN1248Sustainable Fashion20 creditsSemester 1
DESN1415Introduction to Photography (Digital)10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN1575Patterns and Culture10 creditsNot running in 202021
DESN1633Colour and the Design Process10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1658Fashion Brand Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1705Drawing 1A10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN1706Drawing 1B10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN1830Technologies for Art and Design10 creditsSemester 2

Students may also study 0-20 credits of Discovery Modules.

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 may 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:

DESN2287Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN2350Marketing Creativity and Innovation20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2547Textile Design Skills Development30 creditsSemester 1
DESN2548Textile Design Product Development30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

DESN2139New Materialism: Science and Technology Meet Art, Craft and Design10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2147Introduction to Contemporary Moving Image Production20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 2, Semester 1
DESN2465Class, Taste and Society: Interpreting Designed Objects.10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2500Eco-Design: Understanding Design's Role in Global Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2525Design for Sports and Performance Clothing10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2633Colour: Art and Science10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2645Design Theory10 creditsNot running in 202021
DESN265720th Century Fashion History20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2721Book Arts10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN2947Design Application: Print and Screen30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students may also study 0-20 credits of Discovery Modules.

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 maystudy 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:

DESN3547Textile Design: Design Research and Critical Analysis30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3566Design for Textiles 3 - Specialisms30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3660Independent Study Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

DESN3139New Materialism Studio: Theory Meets Practice20 creditsSemester 2
DESN3405Landscape, Place and Environment in Contemporary Art20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3445Time and the Image in Contemporary Art20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3582Fashion Styling and Photography20 creditsSemester 2, Semesters 1 & 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 2, Semester 1

Students may also study 0-20 credits of Discovery Modules.

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.

Candidates may study 0-20 credits of discovery modules

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