Textiles Design and Product Development 966DEPR

Learning outcome

The students will:

  • Develop their creativity and be open to the experimental use of materials and techniques.
  • Develop an awareness of the interplay between materials, tools, techniques and the desired function and form of expression.
  • Master and apply knowledge of materials.
  • Increase their knowledge of traditional forms and contemporary designs, both nationally and internationally.
  • Adopt an evaluative and analytical attitude towards their products.
  • Show interest and increase their knowledge of contemporary textile expressions.
  • Acquire knowledge of the history of fashion and use this to develop products.
  • Use different sketch methods in idea development processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills through good design and material selection.
  • Acquire skills in communication, documentation and presentation of their own and others’ work.

Course Description

The main emphasis in this course will be on practical creative work using materials in a continuous process from idea to finished product. Students will work on idea development, visualization and documentation of design processes in various ways. The history of fashion and style will provide an important foundation and source of inspiration for the development of ideas.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Instruction will mainly be carried out in the classroom and the textiles workshop, and includes lectures, demonstrations, seminars, and tutorials. Students are expected to put in considerable effort in the workshop, where work with textiles will require confidence and practice.

Assessment Methods

Students must submit a portfolio before the stipulated deadline, which will include products, presentations of products, process description and reflection on practical training. A grade will be given from A to F, where E is the lowest passing grade.

Please refer to Telemark University College Examination Regulations for more information.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Hector Harkness <Ian.HarknessSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Jostein Sandven - 22/12/2011