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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TEXT5311M Digital Design and Printing

15 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Muriel Rigout

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module places the digital patterning (printing and laser cutting/engraving) of textiles into focus. The method of digital printing and laser patterning will first be introduced, and a comparison with analogue methods explored. Methods of managing the process of digital patterning including the particular needs and opportunities brought by a digital process will be explored. New aesthetic opportunities will also be discussed.


The module will develop an understanding of the digital patterning processes, and through this understanding the opportunities, challenges and strategies to successfully integrate digital technologies and capitalise on new aesthetics beyond the established textiles norms will be gained.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Compare digital and analogue processes

2. Critically examine the processing steps in creating an advanced digitally patterned textile product and discuss the limitations associated therewith

3. Critically analyse the current role of digital patterning in the industry and its potential future course

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
4. Identify and evaluate resources and information in response to a clear, specific and identified gap in subject knowledge.
5. Challenge and utilise acquired subject knowledge to propose one or more scenario that takes commercial constraints into consideration.


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours3.00
Private study hours117.75
Total Contact hours29.25
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored through attendance at lectures, practical classes, and engagement with the discussion surrounding the EBL task in tutorials. This also forms the basis of formative feedback regarding assessment 1.
Formative feedback for coursework 2 will be provided as a specific tutorial session (students bring their work to date to tutorial where it is considered by the teaching staff, and feedback on their work is provided verbally on a one-to-one basis).

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentRecord EBL activities10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit of coursework 2 will be of identical format and very similar brief; Resit of coursework 1 will take the form of an 800-1,000 words report capturing the content of the research related to the EBL as well as requiring some independent (but guided) expansion of knowledge, and therefore to both LOs 2 and 4.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/05/2024 12:31:29


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