Schedule: 20.02.2017 - 05.04.2017
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Students deepen their skills in creating fashion concepts and collections.
They strengthen their personal creative vision, critical thinking and expression through fashion and demonstrate a strong personal identity in design language.
After completing this course students will manage independently the different phases of collection design process and have a deeper understanding of their own professional goals. They understand different aspects of concept building and are able to motivate and articulate their own vision, they are fluent in using research as support for design development. The course will familiarise students with professional working methods; They work fluently in professional teams, collaborate and are confident in defending their work, communicating their thoughts and collections in a professional environment both verbally and visually.
Students understand the wider context of their role as designers and the meaning of different stakeholders; They challenge current practices in fashion design, and understand the importance of posing questions, contributing to and driving current debate and solving problems as part of their role as designers.
They extend their own fashion concept thinking to new territories and take initiative to benefit from emerging research and technology in the field of clothing and related disciplines.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Students design a fashion collection based on their own concept.
They start prior to the course by collecting extensive research from a variety of cultural, visual and academic sources following their own interests; the research will serve as foundation for informing their collection concept and design solutions. During the course, Innovative approaches to concept building and specific advanced skills are opened through project work and case studies. Students drive their design process independently, the process is supported by regular dialogue and critique with tutors. They develop and test their ideas through samples and prototyping and are encouraged to design materials to support their expression. They work on bringing all elements together to form a strong original collection. Students prepare professional presentation material of their collection using a media of choice, following their concept. An excursion to Premiere Vision Fair in Paris and a combined archive visit for research purposes is essential and recommended as a part of the course.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Lectures, visiting lectures, workshops, tutoring and critiques, independent working. Includes project work aimed to strengthen specific advanced approaches/ skills. Assessment criteria: Activity and participation 20%, Research & Design development 40%, communication 20% and professional development 20%.
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Lectures, workshops, independent and group tutoring 70 h
155 h Independent work
35 h Own reflection
10 h Final critiques
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
BA studies in fashion and clothing design
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Requires full time commitment in this module. First priority is given to Fashion and Collection Design students who have this course accepted in their personal study plan.
Max. 15 students
- Teacher: Pirjo Hirvonen