Creative Machine Knitting 2, fordypning


This is a 30 ECTS credit study programme at the Department of Folk Culture, TUC. The study programme runs over two semesters, and builds on Creative Machine Knitting 1.

Creative Machine Knitting 1 provides students with a thorough introduction to the knitting machine as a tool to facilitate creative work.

In this study programme students will specialise further in the technical aspects of knitting, but they will also work more independently developing their own ideas so that they will be able to build a solid foundation for their own activities and for teaching and dissemination.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The study programme is aimed at:

  • Students who have completed Creative Machine Knitting 1

Entry Requirements:

  • Students who have completed Creative Machine Knitting 1, or applicants who can document equivalent competence in machine knitting

Aim of the Programme

The study programme aims to provide the students with knowledge so they will be able to develop their own ideas and products that can serve as a basis for the establishment of their own business activities. For students who have already established a business, the study programme will provide the necessary skills and inspiration for continued efforts.

Curriculum and structure

The study programme is comprised of four course units:

  • Pattern Construction and Modelling (10 ECTS)
  • Knitting Techniques (5 ECTS)
  • Business Profiling (5 ECTS)
  • Product Development (10 ECTS)

The weighting of the respective course units reflects which topics are emphasised the most in the study programme.

Each course unit is divided into themes.
The introduction to knitting techniques is given less emphasis than in Creative Machine Knitting 1.
Emphasis is given to providing students will skills that will enable them to exploit the knitting machine as a tool to develop the design of their own models. The various courses units are integrated into a whole and provide different perspectives on important factors in the design of knitted textiles for the market.
The study programme is organised into 7 one-week workshops, from Monday - to Friday. Participation in the workshops is mandatory. Workshop instruction will provide students with the necessary knowledge if they are to make progress in the study programme.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The study programme is a part time course of studies and is comprised of workshops. The instruction is organised into lectures, group projects, seminars, individual guidance in the workshops and between the workshops, and self-study. The study programme requires active participation on the part of the students, and students will work on mandatory assignments which they will prepare for the workshops; students will be given assignments between each workshop.

Consequently, they must have access to knitting machines, which they can use between workshops. Instruction will be provided in the use of DesignaKnit7, a knitting software programme; it is recommended that the student purchases this programme.

Students will also be able to seek guidance between the workshops. Communication with students will take place via e-mail.

Assessment Methods

There should be consistency between the objectives, content, methods and assessment of the study programme. The assessment is an important part of the study programme and will take place through oral and written feedback on how the student has solved assignments between workshop sessions.
No part examinations will be held for the individual course units. The study programme concludes with a major project assignment, which will form the basis of the final grade. The project assignment will contain elements from the different course units. Assignments completed throughout the academic year will be included in the portfolio assessment, which will be assessed on a pass / fail basis.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Harkness <>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 02/04/2011