University of Technology Sydney

83921 Research: Fashion and Textiles Dissertation

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2–3hpw (tutorial), delivered as a combination of weekly sessions with periods of intensive study
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In this subject students undertake a self-directed conceptual research dissertation that supports their individual practice-led studio design research in fashion and textiles. Students develop critical research skills by engaging in fashion and textile theory discourse and exploring related research methodologies that expand their understanding of praxis (the dynamic relationship between theory and practice in design). Critical and reflective design thinking skills are refined, allowing students to add conceptual depth and contextual breadth to their design research practice. Existing skills in academic reading, writing, research and referencing conventions are developed. This research-based subject assists students to develop skills for postgraduate study in a supported learning environment and affords opportunities to hone written and oral communication, promoting synthesis and concise communication of conceptual design ideas.

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Autumn session, City campus

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