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Preparing for Module 1 Assessment Presentation

Applied Design Futures 2012-13


Module 1: The context

Module 1 is called ‘Research and Context’. The module places emphasis on the development of professional practice based on a platform of considered research, critical understanding and reflection on your chosen subject.


Context: Theory & practice You are expected to explore and challenge the established parameters of design within a Fashion Design/ Fashion Knitwear Design/ Textile Design Innovation/ Contemporary Craft context and demonstrate that you understand the relationship between theory and practice. Your project research and development work should also show a commitment to evaluating relevant contextual issues such as internationalisation, multiculturalism, ethics and sustainable practices.


Context: Critical analysis

The module will develop your ability to contextualise and realise your work within appropriate professional/scholarly contexts culminating in successful progression to Module 2. You will effectively articulate, critically analyse and reflect upon your progress through presentations of your work.


Appropriate subject skills

Power Knitting and Garment Construction

Screen Printing and Embroidery


How the work will be assessed Assessment will be based on 100% coursework: •A body of work demonstrating project development •Reflective Journal •Learning Agreement •A formal 10-15 minute presentation which includes key developments in Module 1 and a plan for further learning and project realisation in Module 2


Body of work • Literature review – books/ articles/ exhibition catalogues/ bibliography • Visual research - sketchbook/ drawings/ images/ own photographs • Samples – swatches/prototypes/ models / toiles • Technical file -materials/ experiments/ pattern cutting • Contextual/ market research file


Visual Research: Design inspiration


Visual Research: Design development


Market Research: Product analysis


Reflective journal Your journal should contain: • Key inspiration • Analysis of what you have seen/ your practice • Ideas (written & visual) about how you are developing your project • Reflection on tutorials, lectures, exhibitions, events, other designers and most importantly your own work


Learning agreement • • • • •

Contextualising your project Highlighting your area of research Clearly stating your aims & objectives Describing how you will achieve them What you plan to design & produce as an MA collection


Formal presentation • • • • •

10-15 minutes (20 min slot) Introducing your project (idea) How you have researched it in the PGD phase Discussing your key aims and objectives Stating how you plan to develop your project in the Post Graduate Diploma phase


Module Specific Learning Outcomes: Learning outcomes describe what you should know and be able to do by the end of the module, in terms of: Knowledge and understanding Skills, qualities and attributes


Knowledge and understanding • After studying this module you should be able to: • Articulate a project that demonstrates potential for advanced research in Fashion Design / Fashion Knitwear Design/ Textile Design Innovation/ Decorative Arts. •

Communicate preliminary research findings through a formal presentation


Knowledge and understanding • Demonstrate the ability to conduct advanced research independently, in support of a Learning Agreement that demonstrates your comprehensive understanding of research methodologies, techniques, ethical considerations and personal development needs. • Demonstrate an understanding of the subject specific knowledge and broader contexts of Fashion Design/ Fashion Knitwear Design/ Textile Design Innovation/ Decorative Arts and locate your research within wider theory and practice.


Skills, qualities and attributes • After studying this module you should be able to: • Evidence your development as a reflective practitioner by critically evaluating your work and the work of other fashion designers/ fashion knitwear designers/ textile designers/ decorative artists. • Show evidence of a comprehensive understanding and management of advanced research, technical and professional fashion/ knitwear/ textile design/ decorative arts skills that will support the intended project and Learning Agreement outcomes.


Grading • At the Module 1 assessment point you will be awarded a grade in one of the categories of: • Fail (0-44%); • Marginal Fail (45-49%); • Pass (50-59%); • Commendation (60-69%) or • Distinction (70%+). • Work will be assessed against the module learning outcomes listed above.


Submission of work • By 10.00 on Monday 7th January in Bon 212 on your desks (or other desks near the cutting tables) • Please put A4 sign next to your work with your name/ course on it. All work should be labelled with your name/module number/file name/ programme etc • Module 1assessment presentations (7-9th Jan 2013) should be saved to CD. Labelled with your name/ course/ Module 1 and handed in with your work.


Results and feedback • Module 1 results will be available online following the Exam Board w/c 21/01/13. • Written feedback for Module 1 will be provided in a Progress Report completed by your supervisor(s) and sent to you via email in the same week. • If you fail to meet all the Learning Outcomes, this will be reflected by the grade and addressed in the feedback. • Verbal feedback will be provided in a tutorial arranged between you and your supervisor in or after after the w/c 21/01/13


How to label your work Student Name: Programme: MA Fashion Design/ Textile Design & Innovation/ Fashion Knitwear Design/ Contemporary Craft Practice Module title: Research & Context Module code: FASH 40084/ TEXT 40003/ FKDN 40004/ CONT 40003 Supervisor (s)/PL:

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