Unit 1 - Research and risk-taking: exploring your practice
This unit is an introduction to your course, the college and the university.
- An overview of key textile areas including weave, knit, stitch and print
- Online inductions to learning resources and workshops at Chelsea
- Online lectures introducing you to a variety of applications for textiles within different contexts
- A discovery project that encourages you to locate your practice interests within textile design
- An introduction to textile-specific design principles and research methodologies
- You will write a design statement and sustainable design evaluation of 500-800 words
- Produce a portfolio of project work
- Write a design proposal for your Unit 2 final design project that is underpinned by sustainable, social and repsonsible design research methodologies and practices.
Unit 2 - Critical and professional contexts: development and realisation
This unit will focus on your future ambitions within textile design.
- You will produce a critical research paper contextualising your practice of 2000 words
- Develop your design identity and how this connects to a wider external context
- Produce a portfolio of project work including your design development, prototypes and solutions
- Write a designers’ statement of 500 words
- Present work in the college event