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88831 Global Studio: Fashion and Textiles A

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Requisite elaboration/waiver:

Completion of minimum 1.5 years of study in Fashion and Textile Design.

Description

The Fashion and Textile program emphasises international networking and visits/excursions/study tours in building a global perspective to an individual's practice. This subject provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in another design and educational culture, developing creative as well as personal maturity. A selection of global studios are offered, allowing students to undertake intensive fashion and textiles studios with students from overseas institutions. Through established relationships with international design schools, projects are undertaken with local students and practitioners.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a capacity to act ethically and responsibly
2. Demonstrate a capacity to challenge boundaries and take risks
3. Demonstrate curiosity and an enquiring approach to design process
4. Demonstrate a capacity to reflect on practice and research

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate academic and professional practice in the acknowledgement of others' work and ideas (A.3)
  • Ability to reflect on practice and research (R.3)

Teaching and learning strategies

This subject is offered face-to-face and incorporates a range of teaching and learning strategies which includes formal and informal meetings, discussions, demonstrations, workshops, design thinking and making and student presentations. The Global Study Tour is complemented by prior reading, research and reflection and collaborative and individual tasks.


Collaborative tasks involve working with your peers and artisans. The collaborations will be documented within your Process Journal, Blog, Instagram or Video, and will report on your design process and cultural experiences while in India. Informal feedback will be given to students daily whilst in the workshops and formal feedback via Review at the conclusion of the Global Studio. Preparatory activities include pre-reading, visual and technical research before the trip.

The final outcome of the Global Studio will be to design and weave a length of cloth using a variety of yarns which explore specific local weaving techniques. On return to Delhi, students will visit embroidery artisans, a Women's stitching center and a local orphanage, along with fabric and accessory sourcing opportunities.

Content (topics)

  • Explore traditional Indian textile techniques
  • Explore contemporary Indian textile techniques
  • Develop an understanding of the awareness of Fashion and Textiles within a broader cultural context
  • The project will enrich students' understanding of creative, economical and sustainable issues within an Indian context
  • Utilise traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques within a fashion application

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Reflective Work

Intent:

This assessment task requests students to document their daily experiences and work process while on their Global Studio. At the conclusion of the Global Studio students should also include a reflective statement outlining their experiences and learning.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1 and 4

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.3 and R.3

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 50%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Depth and communication of Blog or Instagram or Video relating to the experiences and cultural awareness of the study trip 50 1 A.3
Overall clarity of the Process Journal documenting the design process 50 4 R.3
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Textile work Submission

Intent:

This assessment task focuses on the textile work students undertake while on their Global Studio. The final body of work including the textile samples will be included as part of this assessment.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2 and 3

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.4, .6 and A.3

Type: Project
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 50%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Consideration of use of materials 25 3 .6
Demonstration of creativity, innovation & professionalism in use of techniques in final body of work 55 2 .4
Professionalism and ability to work with artisans 20 1 A.3
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Minimum requirements

Students must attend the pre-trip meetings and lectures, complete required paperwork, and participate in activities while abroad.

Required texts

2007, Threads and Voices: behind the Indian Textile Tradition, Marg Publications

2006, Textiles from India : the global trade : papers presented at a conference on the Indian textile trade, Kolkata, 12-14 October 2003, Calcutta; New York, NY, Seagull Books.

Chrishti, R K, 2010, Saris of India: Tradition and Beyond, Roli Books, New Delhi, Lustre Press

2009, Indian Textiles: ethics and beyond, Super Book, House, Mumbai, India

Belkin, A, 2009, 21st Century embroidery in India: In their hands, Prestel, NY

Other resources

See project brief and handouts. Please attend all prior meetings.