Credits: 1

Schedule: 23.03.2020 - 09.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Sofia Pantouvaki, Merja Väisänen

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

 

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

Course Teacher: Sarah Bowen-Walsh, sarah.bowenwalsh@gmail.com

 

 

 

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, the students are able to:

- Recognise, discuss, describe, critically reflect upon, apply and deepen knowledge on a special area of costume design.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students are introduced to a special area in costume design. The content of the course may vary in different years and addresses the theory and practice of costume in an advanced level.

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

 

 

Welcome to ‘Material Thinking & Creativity’                

This course is focused on: examining the artistic and theoretical possibilities of materials and working techniques. The course will explore a more creative and considered approach to the use of existing materials and the creation of ‘new own materials’. The future applications of the outcomes of the course will be focused on the use and incorporation of these materials and techniques into costume design.

Content

·       The course will include: lectures, individual and group tutorials

·       Students will work on selection of materials they already have access to at their homes, along with material they have a personal interest towards. Each student is given a small budget for materials.

·       The materials will be explored through different working methods with focus on how materials can be manipulated to achieve a variety of new effects.

·       The students will record their material exploration in a written learning journal and reflect on that exploration and future applications.

·       In a group discussion of the test process, they will consider how these material possibilities could be further manipulated and incorporated into their future costume design work.

·       The students will create and present a final small scale piece of artistic work.

·       The students will then compile all of their findings from their work on the course into a portfolio.

 

The portfolio will include:

·       Notes on the process = learning journal: your personal reflective thinking and analysis of your learning process and experiments done during the course with supporting images.

o   Images can include process pictures, inspirational materials and drawings if made.

o   Use the theory offered in lectures and selected reading materials to support your own thinking.

·       Images of the final piece with text describing their process and material findings, and a conclusion of the research work into materials on the course and its future applications.

 

 

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students' development during the course, motivation, attendance and active participation in discussions, independent work and completion of assignments.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

From this exploration students will learn:

·       a more diverse and creative approach to the use of materials

·       a more critical approach to the possibilities and use of materials in their future design work

·       a stronger understanding of the thinking behind the use of materials in artistic work

 

Students work on this course will be evaluated with the following criteria:

·       Attendance: minimum of 80% attendance is required on online teaching sessions

·       Tutorial participation: during the course there will be individual and group tutorials where each students project is discussed and the development possibilities of their ideas are explored. Active participation will be required in tutorials.

·       Independent work and assignments: students will have independent working time, in which to develop their own project work in the course. The completed final work must be ready to present on the stated dated and the portfolio must be ready for evaluation on the final course day.

 

 

 

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students are introduced to a special area in costume design. The content of the course may vary in different years and addresses the theory and practice of costume in an advanced level.

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

 

Student workload: 4 credits, 82 hours. 

Lectures 10h (workload x2 =20h), contact teaching, group discussions and feedback 13h (workload x 1,5 = 20 h) independent work 42 h (workload x 1 = 42).

 

 

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

Materials are handed out in the during the course in the teams group set up for the course

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=ELO-E6507

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

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): 

Decision by Vice Dean Rasmus Vuori in pandemic conditions 2020: This is a transfer from part of the course: “ELO-E6507 Special Areas in Costume Design (MA), Material Thinking & Creativity” which took place in spring 2020 only as an online/theory course due to Covid-19, so this second part will take place in August to replace the missing content of the practical aspect of the course. Course's grading scale; from numeric scale to pass/fail.

 

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

-Students of costume design major

- 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 design for the performing arts

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

- Other students

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

 

 

SCHEDULE:

The lectures and group sessions will take place in zoom.us and Teams, you will receive a link to the zoom session to your e-mail on Monday  23.3.  -> use the link, the teaching session should open in your internet browser. Please sign up for the sessions 5 minutes before they begin, with your microphone and camera settings open.

You can also download zoom to your computer: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/zoom-quick-guide

Teams will be used for sharing materials and group discussions. Please note: it is the main channel for communication and information during the course. You will also be added to the courses Teams group on Monday.

Week 13

Tue 24.3        9.15 – 9.30 Introduction to the course / Suski and Sarah

                        9.30 – 11 Lecture: Material Thinking / Suski 

                        12 – 14 Lecture: Material Creativity / Sarah                               

Wed 25.3         4 h Independent task 1: choose and read 1-3 articles and / or linked material

                        2 h Independent task 2: think of 2- 4 possible materials to work with

                        15 – 16 Sarah available for advice and questions in Teams

 

Thu 26.3        9.15 – 10.45 Lecture / Sarah

                        11 – 13 individual meetings / 15 minutes each     

                        4 h independent work                          

 

Fri 27.3             7 h Independent work              

          

Week 14

 

Mon 30.3.        7 h Independent work and individual meetings with Sarah

                        Schedule TBC agreed upon on Thursday 26.3                                        

  

Tue 31.3           9.15 – 11.15 Lecture: Title TBC / Ingvill Fossheim 

                        Material creativity and biomaterials, systems thinking/practice, circular economy

                         3 h independent work

                                                                                               

Wed 1.4           7 h independent work

 

Thu 2.4             10 – 11.30 Group catch up

                           12.30 – 14 Group catch up

                            3 h independent work

                                                         

Fri 3.4               7 h independent work

 

Week 15 

Mon 6.4           13 – 16 presentations & feedback discussion on material works

Tue 7.4             7 h independent work for finalizing course portfolio                  

Wed 8.4            10 – 12 Presentations and feedback on course portfolio

                          13 – 14.30 continues

                          14.30 – 15 Feedback discussion on course content                    

 

 

 

 

 

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