University of Technology Sydney

89016 Reframing Fashion and Textile Practice

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 12 cp

Subject level:

Postgraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

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

Description

This subject addresses the role of the fashion designer within contemporary fashion and textile practices and explores emerging trends that point to challenges, future roles and opportunities for fashion creative practitioners. Over recent years fashion and textile design have emerged as interdisciplinary practices aligned with new modes of presentation and approaches to design activity. In this subject students undertake critical investigation of both their own practice and the broader context of contemporary fashion and/or textile practice. The investigation enables students to critically reflect on their own practice and through a series of structured research and studio activities be able to re-position fashion and textiles practices at the nexus of innovation, meaning-making and critical engagement. The aim of the subject is for students to reposition their practice for re-entry to industry or subsequent postgraduate research pathways through the identification of foci for further investigation.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Undertake a professionally advanced level of research utilising relevant primary and secondary techniques;
2. Investigate relevant practices and visual languages appropriate to project proposal;
3. Insightfully interpret ideas and their appropriateness as essential for project processing and refinement;
4. Devise creative and/or innovative design responses as evidenced in project work;
5. Experiment and critically analyse, refine, synthesise and process ideas to a stage of realisation and presentation, evidenced through iterative process work;
6. Demonstrate sensitivity to media selection in use and application (through reflection and notation);
7. Demonstrate sensitivity, originality or appropriateness of design responses in communicating project objectives;
8. Critically evaluate and communicate the successes and problems of the project activities against the project objectives;
9. Indicate with confidence, clarity and quality in the written, oral and visual presentation of your research and project;
10. Reveal a level of self-sufficiency to time management and project development.

Teaching and learning strategies

This is a semester long subject, delivered through a combination of seminars on specialist topics and supporting studio sessions.


Content (topics)

The subject will address the following:

-historical role of fashion and textile designer

-interdisciplinary textile and design practice

-critical approaches to fashion and textile design

-fashion futuring

-conceptual fashion

-exhibition and performance practices for fashion and textile designers

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Research and Design Project Due Week 7

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 10, 2, 3 and 9

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.):

.0, .0 and .0

Weight: 40%

Assessment task 2: Design Project & Presentation

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

10, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

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.):

.0, .0, .0 and .0

Weight: 40%

Assessment task 3: Video

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

10, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

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.):

.0, .0, .0 and .0

Weight: 20%

Required texts

see individual subject brief

Recommended texts

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References

see individual subject brief