The aim of this course is to develop skills and knowledge of hand-stitching processes in relation to product or surface design. Focusing on contemporary design outcomes, students will develop technical and conceptual understandings relating to historical and contemporary applications of needlepoint, embroidery and other hand stitching methods. Students will also learn safe working practices and develop an understanding of relevant workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures to fulfil course requirements.
This course alternates over two years (even and odd years). Even years will explore development of work that considers the basic mark of the stitch and its potential within contemporary design. Odd years will develop a response to particular genres of stitch and their historical, cultural and contemporary contexts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Demonstrate competency with a range of technical skills in relation to the use of needlepoint, embroidery and other hand stitching techniques as a medium for contemporary design
- Demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques, through class and individual projects
- Apply knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and contemporary practices relevant to hand stitching as a medium for design through development and execution of studio projects and research.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work (80%) Learning Outcomes 1–3
Journal/documentation/presentation (20%) Learning Outcomes 2–3
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice (a total of 4 hours contact per teaching week)
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|20 Feb 2017
|27 Feb 2017
|31 Mar 2017
|26 May 2017