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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Textiles: Innovation and Design (2015 entry)

Academic Year: 2015/16

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) / BA (Hons)+ Diploma in International Studies / BA (Hons) + Diploma in Professional Studies
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, J420
Admissions criteria

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

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:20:39 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical, analytical, conceptual and practical skills necessary for high level contemporary Textiles Practice.

  • To maintain and expand professional and external links and relationships in appropriate industrial and commercial contexts to support the development of enterprising and highly employable individuals, that also allows students to make informed decisions about their future directions.

  • To promote a forward thinking culture in which students are active participants encouraged to approach their work with a sense of enquiry, individuality and innovation.

  • To ensure that students have broad first-hand experience of processes involved in the planning and production of contemporary Textile outcomes,, whilst developing specilaised knowledge aligning with current contextual requirements  - Interiors, Fashion, Textiles Art,Research, and the developing areas of Performance and Digital Production.

  • To ensure the development of significant  skills in the practice of Design, Art & Craft informed by an awareness of historical and contemporary practice, ensuring that students are able to contextualise their work with reference to theoretical, historical, cultural, political and ethical issues.

  • To create an environment where independent judgment and decision making is undertaken with integrity, and a strong critical awareness, based on a knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.

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:

  • Generate ideas, research, concepts and solutions in response to internally/externally set briefs or within a self-initiated period.

  • Conduct personal research demonstrating a critical and questioning attitude to history, theory  and material culture.

  • Select and experiment with a broad range of materials and processes appropriate to the production of a range of Textiles outcomes,whilst demonstrating an in depth understanding of one of the specialist areas offered in optional pathways. 

  • Develop independent, confident and innovative approaches to Textiles production, through Printed, Woven, Multi-Media or Digital processes. 

  • Integrate professional and enterprising practice in Textiles and other design and craft related specialisms.

  • Synthesise current and emerging technologies relevant 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.

  • Achieve a body of Textiles work that is coherent and well resolved and appropriate for the contemporary context, to reflect the strengths of the specialist pathways within the programme.

  • Articulate their experiments and outcomes with reasoned arguments, and be able to undertake critical analysis to evaluate the aesthetic and functional dynamics of their design outcomes.

  • Show independence of concept through discovery, creativity and problem solving, and be able to identify new concepts and approaches within the existing knowledge framework. 

  • Identify opportunities for continuing development through further study or employment, and be able to apply their knowledge within a broad range of professional contexts.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Undertake research into Art and Design concepts, processes and contexts. 

  • Direct research skills into textiles practice, written assignments and verbal presentations. 

  • Work effectively with a range of textiles processes and confidently use specialist equipment necessary for the preparation of yarns, fibers, dyes and materials.

  • Evidence experimentation with materials and processes appropriate to Textile outcomes and final applications, demonstrating  a high standard of technical expertise in Print, Weave, Multi-media or combined  Digital processes, and ,exploring  and applying new techniques and processes to individual Textile conclusions.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Take responsibility for individual learning and development, initiate independent research, organise and plan work schedules, manage workloads and meet deadlines, plan time to make the best use of equipment and resources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate information technology skills in word processing and the appropriate computer software applications with which to develop design and practice.

  • Co-ordinate the use of common resources, collaborate and share responsibility with others.

  • Produce specifications sufficient to reproduce fabric samples, show an understanding of the calculations involved in the use of specialist equipment.

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

SAA921

Drawing: Discourses and Debates

20

1

Compulsory

SAA613

Textiles Process and Exploration

40

2

Compulsory

SAA922

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

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

SAB930

Professional and Business Practice

20

1

Compulsory

 

Students must choose a 20 credit module from the indicative School-wide options below:

Code

Title

Module
Weight

Sem

status

SAB933

Textiles Futures

20

2

Option

SAB934

Fashion Theory

20

2

Option

SAB935

Art, Activism and Society

20

2

Option

SAB936

Urban Visual Culture

20

2

Option

SAB937

Wearable Words, Artefacts and New Technologies

20

2

Option

SAB938

Arts Management

20

2

Option

EAB012

African American Culture

20

2

Option

EAB018

Women's Writing in the Seventeeth Century

20

2

Option

EAB033

Pupperty

20

2

Option

EAB060

American Nightmare

20

2

Option

EAB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20

2

Option

EAB114

Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing

20

2

Option

EAB704

Modern and Contemporary British Theatre

20

2

Option

EAB805

Children's Reading

20

2

Option

EAB904

Playwriting and Dramaturgy

20

2

Option

 

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

20

1

Compulsory

SAC940

Art and Design Dissertation

40

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 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 and successfully completed and passed the 10% assessment component in Academic Guidance and Professional Development in the module SAA921.
  • 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 Dean of School (or nominee).

 

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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