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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Woven Textiles

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 Woven Textiles
Programme code ACUB21/22/23
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 foreign 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 E232
Admissions criteria

n/a

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:02:38 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills necessary for a woven textile designer.
  • To promote research and a visual language, showing an originality of thought and interpretation, which will be applied to the practice of woven textiles.
  • To ensure that students have first hand experience in the processes involved in the planning, production and manufacture of woven fabric.
  • To promote a forward thinking culture, where students approach their work with a sense of inquiry, individuality and innovation.
  • To create an atmosphere where independent enquiry, judgement and decision making is undertaken, and a strong critical awareness promoted, based on their knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • To ensure that students are able to contextualise their work with reference to contemporary, theoretical, historical and cultural issues.
  • To ensure that students are able to maximise on the skills acquired through woven textiles, and are able to identify individual areas of strength and knowledge, and direct these toward their chosen career destination.
  • To provide a high quality honours programme in woven textiles, which will maximise the opportunities and enhance their employability.

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:

  1. The generation of ideas, research and concepts in response to internally/externally set briefs or self initiated periods of study.
  2. An individual and innovative response through visual observations and enquiry into a variety of topics.
  3. The selection process and experimentation with a broad range of materials appropriate to the production of woven textiles.
  4. The development and contextualisation of ideas through to conclusive outcomes as woven textile designs/artefacts.
  5. The interaction between intention, process and outcome.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  1. Undertake periods of independent study and to manage workloads and timetables effectively.
  2. Analyse and develop information using independent judgement skills.
  3. Articulate their experiments and outcomes with reasoned arguments.
  4. Give oral and visual presentations of their work to a variety of audiences both internally and externally.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  1. Create a visual language through research, drawing and design development.
  2. Interpret experiments through a variety of media, yarns and fibres appropriate to the intended outcome.
  3. Recognise and put into practice basic structures necessary to the production of woven fabric.
  4. Confidently use specialist equipment necessary for the preparation of yarns/fibres, and the production of woven textiles.
  5. Communicate their ideas through a variety of presentation techniques and to different audiences.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  1. Managing 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.
  2. 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, display design work to exhibition standard.
  3. IT: use the specialist software in designing for the production of dobby and Jacquard weaves.
  4. Team working: co-ordinate the use of common resources, Numeracy: produce specifications sufficient to reproduce woven fabric samples, show an understanding of the calculations involved in the use of specialist equipment.
  5. 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.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

SAA001

Core Visual Studies for Textiles

20

1 & 2

Compulsory

SAA500

Research, Analysis and Study Skills in Art and Design

30

1 & 2

Compulsory

SAA201

Introduction to Textiles

40

1

Compulsory

SAA203

Textile Design: Innovation & Application

30

2

Compulsory

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

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

 

For Students studying Multi-Media Textiles

 

 

 

SAB221

Introduction to Multi-Media Textiles

40

1

Compulsory

SAB224

Multi-Media Textiles Consolidation (1)

40

2

Compulsory

 

For Students studying Printed Textiles

 

 

 

SAB241

Practical Techniques in Printed Textiles

20

1

Compulsory

SAB242

Textile Design through Drawing

20

1

Compulsory

SAB244

Printed Textiles Self-Directed Project (1)

20

2

Option

SAB247

Printed Textiles Design Development (2)

20

2

Compulsory

SAB246

Advanced Textiles CAD

20

2

Option

 

For Students studying Woven Textiles

 

 

 

SAB261

Introduction to Woven Textiles

40

1

Compulsory

SAB264

Woven Textiles Design and Development (1)

40

2

Compulsory

 

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

 

For students studying Printed Textiles

Student can choose either SAB244 or SAB246

 

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

Foreign 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

SAC500

Art and Design Dissertation

30

1 & 2

Compulsory

 

For students studying Multi-Media Textiles

 

2

Compulsory

SAC227

Negotiated Practice in MMT

30

1

Compulsory

SAC224

MMT Final  Project

60

2

Compulsory

 

For students studying Printed Textiles

 

 

 

SAC247

Printed Textiles Innovation

30

1

Compulsory

SAC248

Printed Textiles Final Project

60

2

Compulsory

 

For students studying Woven Textiles

 

 

 

SAC267

Woven Textiles Specialist Study

30

1

Compulsory

SAC268

Woven Textiles Final Project

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 have failed to gain credit in SAB241, SAC227, SAC247 and SAC267
  • candidates have gained a mark of less than 30 in SAC224, SAC248 and SAC268

 

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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