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BA (Hons) in Fashion & Textiles for Product & Costume

Course Code: LC114


Level

08

Duration

4 years

Department

Art & Design


CAO Points

900 (Including Portfolio)

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Clare Street

Our four-year BA course provides students with the creative ability to visually communicate design ideas and the technical skills to produce innovative and exciting fashion and textiles for costume and product. The course has a strong knitwear specialty and students gain rigorous technical knit experience.

 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate
A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish and a minimum of an O4 in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants
Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.                                     

Portfolio                                                             
As well as meeting the Leaving Certificate/QQI FET/FETAC requirement, students will also need to pass a portfolio assessment. The portfolio is scored out of 600 with a minimum score of 240 required to pass.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Professional Practice 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    develop an awareness of professional practice with the fashion and textile industries


    Title: Art and Design Critical and Contextual Studies 2

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to introduce students to the disciplines and vocabularies of Art and Design History. To familiarise them with established concepts and themes in art and design history and to introduce students to a range of contemporary issues and debates within visual practice. It aims to introduce students to concepts relative to the concerns of specific discipline practices


    Title: Art and Design Critical and Contextual Studies 1

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to introduce students to the disciplines and vocabularies of Art and Design History. To familiarise them with established concepts and themes in art and design history and to introduce students to a range of contemporary issues and debates within visual practice. The module aims to teach students basic skills of looking, speaking, and writing analytically in relation artefacts. It aims to develop the students ability to contextualise their practice.


    Title: Fashion and Textiles 2

    Credits: 20 Credits

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    This module will focus on the development of a personal process of research and design development which will reflect the individual approach of the student. Students will learn technical process and techniques for product and costume design


    Title: Stage One Core Common Modules for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art and Design

    Credits: 25 Credits

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    The programmes at LSAD aim to assist students to become confident, articulate, informed, creative and expressive practitioners, who will be capable of making significant contributions in their own particular fields of contemporary culture. The Stage One Art and Design Programme begins this process by providing students with the necessary stimuli to encourage self-confidence, self-motivation, and an appetite for knowledge, which will drive their creative practice. Year one recognises the wide variety of backgrounds from which it draws its students. It recognises ethnic, cultural and gender diversity which are the basis of individual originality. The programme endeavours to provide students with the necessary skills, vocabulary and contextual knowledge to progress to the second year of Honours Degree studies.


  • Year 2

    Title: Fashion and Textiles 3

    Credits: 20 Credits

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    This module focuses on further developing the student’s personal process of research and design development in response to specific brief. Students will be introduced to hand flat machine knitting techniques, pattern cutting and construction techniques for knitwear and Shima Seiki Knit technology introduction and transparency in textiles.


    Title: Fashion and Textiles 4

    Credits: 25 Credits

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    This module focuses on further developing skills in research and design enhancing the students’ creative process of enquiry/investigation. Students will continue to explore fashion and textiles relevant to their personal process creating a personal body of work which refelcts their preferred area of interest

     


    Title: Professional Practice 2

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    Enhance awareness and understanding of professional practice with regard to fashion and textiles for product and costume


    Title: Critical and Contextual Studies (Design) 3

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to demonstrate the significance of twentieth century design and the contexts from which it emerges, providing students with models of analytical evaluation of the design (and art) of the period. To develop students’ critical engagement with significant developments within their practice. To develop students’ ability to participate in debate and discussion in relation to concepts presented in the course, to question contexts in which art/design is created and meanings produced, applying different approaches in the evaluation ideas and artworks/artefacts relevant to a given topic.


    Title: Critical and Contextual Studies (Design) 4

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to demonstrate the significance of twentieth century and twenty-first century design and the contexts from which it emerges, providing students with models of analytical evaluation of the design of the period. To demonstrate a variety of methods of critical engagement with design, introducing the idea of an inter-disciplinary approach to the interpretation of design and visual culture from diverse periods. To assist students in situating their practice within appropriate contexts. To develop students’ ability to participate in debate and discussion in relation to concepts presented in the course, to question contexts in which design is created and meanings produced, applying different approaches in the evaluation of ideas and artefacts relevant to a given topic.

  • Year 3

    Title: Pathway 1

    Credits: 20 Credits

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    This module focuses on developing the student’s individual process of research and design development with an emphasis on the student identifying their own individual areas of strength and professional interest. Students will also begin to investigate potential internships with a view to securing a minimum of 4- 6 weeks placement. ( 20 hours per week)

     


    Title: Pathway 2

    Credits: 20 Credits

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    This module focuses on the student identifying their own individual strengths and area of particular interests from which they generate self-initiated research and design development with a final prototype. Students will investigate potential internships with a view to securing a 4-6 week work placement. ( 20 hours per week)

     


    Title: Professional Practice 3

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    students will begin development of a professional on-line protfolio


    Title: Professional Practice 4

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    students will apply and obtain a work placment, for 4-6 weeks , producing a report which outlines their process


    Title: Critical And Contextual Studies 5

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to facilitate debate and discussion in relation to concepts presented in the module. To develop the students’ ability to analyse and evaluate contexts in which art is created and meanings produced, applying different conceptual frameworks in the evaluation of ideas and artworks relevant to a given topic. To encourage and foster an increase in the independent learning of the student in relation to their individual interests in the field of visual culture.


    Title: Critical and Contextual Studies 6

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    The module will further the independent learning skills of the student. It will extend the students’ ability to generate and sustain critical debate in relation to a specified topic of personal interest. It will foster transferable skills in research, planning, analysis and communication. It allows students a testing ground for the formats for delivery available to them in year four before embarking on their final year project.


  • Year 4

    Title: Pathway 3

    Credits: 25 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop their process of research and design in a mature and independent manner. The student will utilize their experience and knowledge of fashion and textiles to advance their studio process to a professional standard.


    Title: Pathway 4

    Credits: 20 Credits

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    This module focuses on the development of a research and design process which reflects the self-initiated and self-directed exploration/investigation of main study. Students will be expected to design and produce their own personal and innovative collection of work to professional standards.

     

    Title: Professional Practice 5

    Credits: 05 Credits

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    students will decide and organise fnal presentation of work in an exhibition or show


    Title: Art and Design Critical and Contextual Studies 7

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this module is to consolidate the independent learning of each student, allowing them to present the findings of this learning in a format suited to their interests and abilities. It will facilitate students in developing a self-defined position, in relation to a chosen field of research. Individual tutorials will support students in learning to synthesise findings from a range of research sources, which have been considered in depth. It will consolidate the students’ transferable skills in research, planning, analysis and communication.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this course are eligible for a wide range of taught and research, Level 9, Masters programmes in Ireland and abroad.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this course have worked in the following positions:  
                   
• Knitwear Designer
• Textile Designer
• Designer specialising in fashion and textiles for product and costume 
• Digital Print Designer 
• Manufacturing and Production Technical Specialist 
• Stylist
• Buyer 
• Visual Merchandiser 
• Fashion Journalist 
• Trend Forecaster