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TEXT8002 - Fashion, Design & Craft

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Title:Fashion, Design & Craft
Long Title:Fashion, Design & Craft
Module Code:TEXT8002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Textiles
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2021/22 ( January 2022 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: Breda OMahony
Module Description: Students will learn about the history of fashion and will be introduced to a range of practical techniques to create and construct textile items. Furthermore, students will explore a range of design techniques.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explore the causes and effects of historical and current fashion trends.
LO2 Identify fibres, their sources, production processes and care.
LO3 Demonstrate and appraise fundamental textile, craft and design skills.
LO4 Creatively apply design processes and a range of creative skills to transform inspiration into designs.
LO5 Construct and evaluate a household item using a variety of embellishment, design and construction techniques.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
History of Fashion
Historical developments in the fashion industry and how they have shaped the current industry. The development of popular western fashion. How societal changes affected clothing trends.
Fundamental Sewing Skills
Health and safety, basic hand sewing, machine sewing, seaming and fabric texturing.
Colour, Design and Craft
Embellishment techniques. Various colour application and dyeing techniques. Various textiles creation and craft techniques.
Creative Skills
Sourcing inspiration. Translating inspiration into design. Creating in a sketchbook. Creating mood boards.
Textiles
Fibre types, sources and production methods. Fabric construction types and uses. Fabric finishes and textiles for interiors. Textile care and stain removal techniques.
Construction
Applying the design brief process, selecting the correct materials and techniques. Design skills and development.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Present on a selected area concerning the history of fashion or current fashion trends or on the production processes of textile fibres. 1,2 20.0 Week 8
Exhibition Evaluation Proficient use of a variety of techniques to design, create and decorate a textiles item. Mood board, application of design brief process engagement with textile trends, sketches and care label to accompany the item. 1,2,3,4,5 80.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Practical Skills & Theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Design & Craft 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research, Reading & Practical Work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Practical Skills & Theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Design and Craft Skills 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research, Reading & Practical Work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • DK Publishing 2010, The Needlecraft Book : Knitting, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Quilting, Crochet, Applique, Patchwork [ISBN: 9780756661700]
  • McDonalds, F. 2012, Textiles: A History, Pen & Sword Books Ltd [ISBN: 978184884509]
  • Prendergast, J. 2014, Sewing Techniques: An Introduction to Construction Skills Within the Design Process, Fairchild Books [ISBN: 978294041191]
  • Fukai, A., Suoh, T., Iwagami, M., Koga, R and Nii, R. 2015, Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century, TASCHEN GmbH [ISBN: 978383655719]
  • Bolsover, J. 2010, Sewing Machine Basics : A Step-by-Step Course for First-Time Stitchers, CICO Books [ISBN: 9781907030734]
  • Gordan, K., Farley, J and Hill, C. 2015, Sustainable Fashion : Past, Present and Future, Bloomsbury Academic
  • Wolf, C. 2003, The Art of Manipulating Fabric, Krause Publications [ISBN: 9780801984969]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cumming, V., Cunnington, C.W. and Cunnington, P.E. 2017, The Dictionary of Fashion History, Bloomsbury Academic [ISBN: 978184788534]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FHOEC_8 Professional Diploma in Education - Home Economics 1 Group Elective 1
CR_FHOEC_8 Professional Diploma in Education - Home Economics 2 Group Elective 1

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