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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Textiles: Innovation and Design

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts - pre 2017
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

n/a

Final award BA (Hons), DPS/DIntS
Programme title Textiles: Innovation and Design
Programme code ACUB26/27
Length of programme The duration of the Programme is six or eight semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend the third academic year undertaking professional training leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), or a international university placement (DIntS) in accordance with Senate Regulation XI. The third academic year (Part I) occurs between part B and part C Alternatively, students may complete the programme on a part-time basis over not more than eight years.
UCAS code WJ24
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/arts/textilesinnovationanddesign/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:01:13 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical, conceptual and practical skills of the Textile Designer/Artist/Practitioner
  • To promote a forward thinking culture where students approach their work with a sense of enquiry, individuality and innovation
  • To pursue independent research and develop a personal visual language which can be applied to a range of Textiles practice
  • To ensure that students have first hand experience of the processes involved in the planning and production of contemporary Textile outcomes
  • To ensure the practice of Design, Art & Craft informed by awareness of historical and contemporary practice
  • To create a framework of experience that allows the student to make informed decisions about their future directions
  • To promote understanding of the link between concept, knowledge and specialist practice and it’s application within the context of employment and continued professional development
  • To create an environment where independent judgement and decision making is undertaken, and a strong critical awareness promoted, based on a knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses
  • To ensure that students are able to contextualise their work with reference to theoretical, historical, cultural, political and ethical issues
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in critical analysis of text, images and objects as appropriate, and find, select and use contemporary, historical, theoretical, visual and material sources for research & writing
  • To facilitate individual conceptual practice in a stimulating environment
  • To maintain and develop professional and external links and relationships in appropriate industrial and commercial contexts

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • The QAA Policy Statement on a structured and supported process for personal development

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The generation of ideas, research, concepts and solutions in response to internally/externally set briefs or within a self-initiated period of study
  • The ability to conduct personal research demonstrating a critical and questioning attitude to history and material culture
  • Selection and experimentation with a broad range of materials and processes appropriate to the production of a range of Textiles outcomes
  • The interaction between intention, process, outcome and context, and methods of presentation and dissemination
  • Professional and Enterprising practice in Textiles and other design and craft related specialisms.
  • The implication and potential for the Textiles discipline offered by developments in current and emerging technologies
  • Independent, confident and innovative approaches to Textiles production

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth and variety of opportunity within the Textiles discipline and be able to apply a suitable methodology to realise their own creative goals.
  • Articulate their experiments and outcomes with reasoned arguments, and demonstrate good oral and visual communication skills appropriate to individual concepts and application
  • Critically analyse the aesthetic and functional dynamics of design
  • Show independence of concept through discovery, creativity and problem solving
  • Identify opportunities for continuing professional development through further study or employment
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Undertake research into Art & Design concepts, process and contexts
  • Direct research skills into written assignments and verbal presentations
  • Confidently use specialist equipment necessary for the preparation of yarns, fibres, dyes and materials , and confidently work with a range of Textiles processes
  • Demonstrate experimentation with materials and processes appropriate to Textile outcomes and final applications and produce evidence of technical and materials research
  • Demonstrate a high standard of technical expertise in the Textile conclusions
  • Manipulate and develop imagery through to textiles outcomes using CAD
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Manage self learning: initiate independent research and source areas of investigation, organise and plan work schedules, manage workloads and meet deadlines, plan time to make the best use of equipment and resources.
  • Problem solving: analyse information, and through selection and experimentation make informed judgements and decisions. Evaluate and recognise areas of personal strength and needs. Formulate reasoned responses to the critical judgement of others.
  • Communication: present work both visually and orally to a high standard, interact effectively with others through collaboration and negotiation, write on a given or chosen topic either in essay form or project brief, and display design work to exhibition standard.
  • IT: Demonstrate information technology skills in word processing and the appropriate computer software applications with which to develop design and practice
  • Team working: co-ordinate the use of common resources, share responsibility for a task with others.
  • Numeracy: produce specifications sufficient to reproduce fabric samples, show an understanding of the calculations involved in the use of specialist equipment.
  • Identify opportunities for continuing professional development through further study or employment

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

SAA611

Visual Research for Textiles for Textiles

20

1

Compulsory

SAA612

Design Development for Textiles

20

1

Compulsory

SAA500

 Research, Analysis & Study Skills in Art & Design

30

1&2

Compulsory

SAA613

Textiles Process and Exploration

30

2

Compulsory

SAA614

Textiles Exploration & Application

20

2

Compulsory

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

SAB621

Materials Processes and Conceptual Applications

40

1

Compulsory

SAB622

Sampling and Textiles Manufacture

40

2

Compulsory

SAB550

Professional and Enterprising Practice

10

1

Option

SAB552

Professional and Business Practice

20

1&2

Option

SAB553

Art Histories and Theories

30

1&2

Option

SAB554

Visual Culture: Histories and Theories

30

1&2

Option

SAB555

Design and Material Culture: Histories and Theories

20

1&2

Option

 

 

 

Students can choose SAB553 or SAB554 or SAB555.

  • If you choose SAB553 or SAB554, you have to also take SAB550
  • If you choose SAB555, you have to also take SAB552

 

 

4.3          Part I – Year Out (Four year Programme only)

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

SAI001

Industrial Training Placement

120

1 & 2

Optional

SAI002

International University Placement 

120

1 & 2

Optional

 

Students choose one of the above options

 

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

SAC631

Textiles: Innovation & Interaction

30

1

Compulsory

SAC500

Art & Design Dissertation

30

1 & 2

Compulsory

SAC632

Final Project: Studio Practice in Textiles

60

2

Compulsory

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, from C to D (if applicable) and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also:

- In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must have accumulated 120 credits.

- In order to progress from Part B to Part C, candidates must have accumulated 120 credits at part B

- In order to qualify for the award of a Degree, candidates must have accumulated 120 credits in part C

 

Part-time students may negotiate the order in which modules are completed, subject to the following restrictions:

All part A modules must be passed before the start of part B of the programme.

All part B modules must be passed before the start of part C of the programme.

Students may transfer between full-time and part-time modes of study with the permission of the Head of School

 

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment.

Reassessment will not be allowed in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) if;

  • candidates have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any part of the programme
  • candidates fail to gain credit in SAC631
  • candidates have gained a mark of less than 30 in SAC632

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C.  The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20 and Part C 80 to determine the final mark.

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