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88832 Global Studio: Fashion and Textiles B

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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.

Description

The UTS Fashion and Textile course has a well established history of global studios, which provide students with an opportunity to study in a variety of global locations. The subject encourages International networking through providing students with global perspectives and practice, through interactive workshops, and immersing themselves within another design and educational culture, to develop creativity, insttitutional relationships, and personal maturity.

Through established relationships, these short-term mobility projects provide UTS fashion and textile students with not only a global experience, but also a deeper appreciation and understanding of a specific country or region, awareness of social engagement and languages, and an opportunity to collaborate and exhange knowledge with artisans. This subject is ideal for students who have an interest in global fashion and textile contexts, as well as integrating global practices within their designing.

This study tour is an opportunity for UTS fashion and textile design students to study abroad and enhance their awareness of fashion and textiles within a broader cultural context. This travel experience allows students to comprehend global and cultural textile applications and understand their relevance within a contemporary framework.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Develop an awareness of the creative possibilities of traditional textile processes
2. Gain cultural awareness and knowledge through learning about artisan design methods
3. Benefit from increased cultural awareness and the potential for cross-cultural collaboration
4. Understand sourcing appropriate materials for textiles
5. Reflect on practice and research through daily reflective documentation
6. Increase knowledge in developing textile designs, scale, pattern and repeats

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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

  • Awareness of social and ethical responsibilities (A.2)
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate academic and professional practice in the acknowledgement of others' work and ideas (A.3)
  • Ability to collaborate and work with others, including within diverse social and cultural contexts (C.1)
  • Ability to speculate, experiment, challenge boundaries and take risks (I.2)
  • Ability to use, acquire and integrate relevant technical skills (P.2)
  • Ability to utilise effective time management (P.4)
  • Accuracy, rigour and care (P.5)
  • Ability to undertake in-depth research, including both visual and written forms (R.1)
  • Ability to reflect on practice and research (R.3)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The term CAPRI is used for the five Design, Architecture and Building graduate attribute categories where:

C = communication and group work

A = attitudes and values

P = practical and professional

R = research and critique

I = innovation and creativity

This subject encourages student learning to develop these graduate attributes. The course content, learning strategies and assessment structure is explicitly designed with these attributes in mind.

Teaching and learning strategies

This subject is offered face-to-face in a block session and incorporates a range of teaching and learning strategies which includes formal and informal meetings, workshops and design thinking and making. In addition, student presentations require students to discuss and peer assess their learning. The Global Studio is complemented by prior reading and local language study accessible via UTS Online. The studio includes components of research and reflection, collaborative and individual tasks. Collaborative tasks involve working with your peers and local artisans. These collaborations will be documented within your process journal (soft and/or hard copy), 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. It is the student’s responsibility to record any feedback given during workshop sessions. Formal feedback is made available via Review at the conclusion of the Global Studio.

The Global Studio is designed to enrich students' understanding of creative, economical and sustainable issues and be inspired by India's 5000-year-old textile heritage and generate new contemporary collaborations bridging several cultures. The students undertaking the India Fashion and Textile Global Studio would complete an individual learning contract as part of the agreement of study.


Please see Project Brief for more detail.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Global Studio Preparatory Work

Intent:

Research cultural visual references, workshop participation, documentation set-up and submission prior to Studio

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2 and 6

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, P.4 and R.1

Type: Demonstration
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Researching and exploring textile techniques in relation to weave or print 30 1 R.1
Acknowledging traditional practices and traditional artisan design processes 40 2 A.3
Preparing required work and workshop attendance prior to travel 30 6 P.4
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Global Studio Reflective Work

Intent:

This assessment task requests students to document their daily experiences and activities, 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, 3, 5 and 6

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.2, A.3, I.2 and R.3

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Depth and communication of blog/Instagram/Video relating to your experiences and cultural awareness of the Global Studio 25 1 A.2
Overall clarity of the process journal documenting the design process 25 6 I.2
Documentation relating to understanding and sensitivity to cultural awareness and the potential for cross-cultural collaboration 25 3 A.3
Quality of reflective practice, including annotations and acknowledgement to artisans and culture 25 5 R.3
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Individual Textile Project

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, 3, 4 and 6

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.):

C.1, I.2, P.2 and P.5

Type: Project
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 50%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Consideration of materials, patterns, colours and repeats 20 4 I.2
Demonstration of creativity and professionalism in use of textile techniques in final body of work 20 2 I.2
Professionalism and ability to work with artisans 20 3 C.1
Understanding of traditional and technical processes and how to apply them to a contemporary context 20 1 P.2
Overall quality and consideration of textile work regarding design, colour, pattern, scale and repeat 20 6 P.5
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Minimum requirements

Students need to attend all organised workshops and activities while abroad that relate to their program.

They also need to attend all meetings prior to travel and attend relevant meetings after their trip in relation to organising and exhibiting their work.

Recommended 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.
2010, Chrishti, R K, Saris of India: Tradition and Beyond, Roli Books, New Delhi, Lustre Press
2009, Indian Textiles: ethics and beyond, Super Book, House, Mumbai, India
2009, Belkin, A, 21st Century embroidery in India: In their hands, Prestel, NY