Credits: 2

Schedule: 25.02.2020 - 13.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Sofia Pantouvaki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Responsible teacher: Susanna Suurla, susanna.suurla@aalto.fi

Course teacher: Aija Nurminen,nurminenaijam@gmail.com

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

no teaching in 2018-2019

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course the students are able to:

- Create new materials based on creative ideas through processing methods and preparation techniques as well as using advanced technology and science based raw materials.

- Make use of special materials and techniques as tools for new artistic ideas in costume design.

- Develop new aesthetics and perspectives to costume design inspired by special materials and innovative techniques.

- Expand their artistic and research-oriented thinking through materiality.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course content varies each academic year. The course enhances the exploration and creation of new materials through artistic processing methods, creative manufacturing technologies and innovative raw materials. The course also introduces the students to new advanced materials such as smart fabrics and materials with embedded technology applications. Students do tests and observe and reflect on how special materials and techniques open new perspectives in costume design. At the end of the course the students build an exhibition and/or present a portfolio and essay.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

In this course, the students familiarize themselves with different methods of making hats and shoes for the stage. 

The course includes three parts, each containing a pre assignment:

HAT COURSE: 24.2 -3.3.2020

In this course segment students will create their own large, lightweight hat. The idea is to create a hat that you could see 
for example at the Royal Ascot derby or in the My Fair Lady musical. Materials consist of sinamay, nylon and silk. The hat brims will be shaped by hand and the shaping is based on bending piano wire.  The course also includes learning how to shape a fabric flowers and how to bend feathers.

PRETASK required for the hat segment: Design the hat you wish to make including its
decorations. Bring the materials (such as pictures) that have been
inspirational to the design with you to the course. 

SHOE COATING COURSE: 4-10.3.2020

In this course segment a readymade shoe will coated with fabric, non-flexible fabrics will be used.

PRETASK required for the shoe segment:

Bring a shoe to the course, from which the shoes soles outlines can be unfastened and your proposal for the material used for the coating. You can also ask for the shoe used in the course from workshop supervisor Johanna Ilmarinen.

FOAM PLASTIC AND WORBLA COURSE 11.-13.3.2020

In this course segment foam plastic is used to create a small product, such as a character shoe, piece of armor or headwear.  Some small experiments with Worbla (a heat moldable material) are made, but no actual product.

PRETASK required for this segment:

Bring idea pictures of what you would like to create in this segment.


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students' motivation, attendance to lectures, active participation in the course and outcome of assignments.

Criteria: 80% attendance and completed assignments.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course content varies each academic year. The course enhances the exploration and creation of new materials through artistic processing methods, creative manufacturing technologies and innovative raw materials. The course also introduces the students to new advanced materials such as smart fabrics and materials with embedded technology applications. Students do tests and observe and reflect on how special materials and techniques open new perspectives in costume design. At the end of the course the students build an exhibition and/or present a portfolio and essay.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Contact teaching 80h,
independent work including pre assignments 55h.



Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Select bibliography:

Quinn, Bradley, 2009. Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge. London: Lawrence King Publishing.

Gillow, John and Bryan Sentence, 1999/2006. World Textiles. London: Thames & Hudson.

Seymour, Sabine, 2009. Fashionable Technology: The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science, and Technology. Wien: Springer-Werlag.

Ward, Lindie, 2011. Love Lace: Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award. Sydney: Powerhouse Museum.

Other specific literature will be informed separately.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Special Techniques

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=ELO-E6503

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Soft materials or equivalent studies

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

pass – fail

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi registration

 

The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)

The order of priority is as follows:

  1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
  2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
  3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
  4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
  5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
  7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
  9. other students.

 

Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.

This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

-Students of costume design major, for whom the course is compulsory

- Students of costume design major, for whom the course is optional

- Exchange students of costume design

- Minor students of costume design, whose major is production design or design for the performing arts

- Minor students of costume design, whose major is another than production design or design for the performing arts

- Other students of production design and scenography

- Other students of the department of Film, Television and Scenography

- Other studentsThe course may include material costs for students from outside: the costs of the course will be communicated after student registration.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

3-6 cr, Credits can be acquired in the following manner:

  • 6 cr = Attending the whole course
  • 3 cr = Hat segment
  • 3 cr = Shoe coating + foam plastic and worbla segments


Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Hat segment 24.2 -3.3.2020

  • Mon 24.2 9.15-17 contact
    teaching
  • Tue 25.2  9.15
    -16 contact teaching
  • Wed 26.2 9:15-12 Costume Lecture, 13-17 independent
    work
  • Thu 27.2 9.15 – 17 contact teaching (Visit
    Fablab vinyl and laser cutting at 12-16)
  • Fri 28.2 9.15-17 independent work
  • Mon 2.3 9.15 -17 contact
    teaching
  • Tue 3.3 9.15 -16 contact
    teaching
Shoe coating segment 4-10.3.2020

  • Wed 4.3 9.15-16 contact
    teaching
  • Thu 5.3 9.15-17contact teaching
  • Fri 6.3 9.15-17 independent work
  • Mon 9.3,  9:15-17 independent work (for MA students, BA
    students at other courses).
  • Tue 10.3 9.15- 16 contact teaching

Foam plastic and worbla segment 11.-13.3.2020

  • Wed 11.3 9.15-16
  • Thu 12.3 9.15 -17
  • Fri 13.3 9.15 -14


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