Course Description

The course focuses on the practical requirements of the industrial process of textile design. Reflective practice on the role of the role of textiles and dress in the historical and current contexts; the methods and processes of design ideation and mark-making techniques; the selection, application and interpretation of motifs and their aesthetic and cultural connotation; the industrial processes involved textile design  and the economics of textile production; entrepreneurship and effective professional skills associated with independent textile design practice on a ‘cottage’ industrial business model;  awareness and understanding of the requisite principles and day-to-day practice of freelance art and design practice in a developing economy. In consultation with their academic advisors, students shall select independent themes and approaches to  textile design; students can  specialize in fashion or furnishing prints; or a combination of those or any other experimental textile work in relation to the set objectives of research.

Course Objectives

  • To enable learners reflect upon the visual resources in their environment and evaluate how they can be applied in the context of  contemporary textile       design
  • To enable learners develop and realize self-directed project/s that address issues in the community using professional, ethical design strategies.
  • To apply textile design techniques suitable and sustainable in a growing economy like that of Uganda.
  • To provide a suitable environment for students to practice and gain research skills through artistic production, and to achieve professional competence in textile and surface decoration.
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MAF 8131  Independent Study – Textile Design III DOC PDF PS