Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

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£ 9,250 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Postgraduate

  • Methodology

    Online

Description

This world-renowned course is delivered by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) in dedicated studio facilities at Hampton Court Palace. This is the only full-time BA (Hons) degree programme in Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art in Europe.

The RSN has long established international industry links, which further enhance your learning experience. Immerse yourself in the study of contemporary and traditional hand embroidery and explore creative approaches to visual, design and practice based research.

To take into account

On this course you’ll be encouraged to develop your own identity as an emerging practitioner within your chosen area of specialism. You’ll have the opportunity to create portfolio collections of embroidery and to prototype and produce exhibitable works for fashion, interiors and textile art. Study includes gallery/exhibition visits and live projects with lecture and seminar programmes to place textiles in context with your creative practice. Your third year will be a synthesis of your learning on the course to research and develop a personal collection of works for exhibition alongside your dissertation or critical reflection. Working from an agreed proposal, your Major Project will be original, ambitious and challenging, using concepts and techniques which are at the forefront of your discipline. Our studios at Hampton Court Palace are equipped with a specialist on-site art and design library, textile handling collection and IT suite. RSN degree students also have access to the UCA Campus Gateway facilities. You’ll study in small groups with close tutorial support from a staff team of experienced practitioners including Academics, Royal School of Needlework trained Embroiderers and Visiting Tutors. Thanks to generous supporters, RSN is able to make bursary awards to some of its Hand Embroidery students.

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Subjects

  • Design
  • Art
  • Embroidery
  • Project
  • Textiles

Course programme

Course content - 2017 entry
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

In the first year, you'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn the technical and conceptual skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry
  • View the summary specification for 2017 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules
  • Research and Experimentation 1

    Provides you with the underpinning research, visual and design skills necessary to inspire, inform and extend your hand embroidery practice.

  • Introduction to RSN Technical Stitch

    Introduces you to the practice of hand embroidery, exploring a syllabus of formal stitch structures. These include canvas work, blackwork, crewelwork, silk shading and foundation goldwork.

    There is a studio fee to ensure everyone has access to the same high quality materials for the Technical Stitch units. This is approximately £130 for first year students and approximately £60 for second year students.

  • Textiles in Context 1

    Contextual frameworks for textiles within fashion, interiors and textile arts will be introduced in order to locate your practice within the wider cultural field. You'll also be introduced to some key resources for your understanding of the critical and contextual aspects of textiles, including London and UCA museums and archives.

  • Application for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

    Introduces you to methods of structuring a 500 word personal research proposal in response to a set project brief. You'll be expected to utilise your knowledge of hand embroidery processes in relation to the disciplines of fashion, interiors or textile art.

During this year you'll have the opportunity to begin to specialise in one of the three areas: fashion, interiors or textile art in, for example, your application of stitch technique, research, experimentation and for your work placement. You'll also be expected to work at a more advanced level. Specific projects may change from year to year so these will be given in the course handbook, rather than detailed specifics in the unit descriptors.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry
  • View the summary specification for 2017 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules
  • Research and Experimentation 2

    Builds from the knowledge and experience you've gained. This unit enables you to develop and further your knowledge of visual research methodologies, design development processes and experimental approaches to stitch which will inform your evolving practice of hand embroidery and direct your work towards a defined outcome.

  • RSN Technical Stitch for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

    Provides you with an advanced level of practical skills in hand embroidery. You'll explore a syllabus of stitch structures including whitework, raised work and advanced goldwork.

    There is a studio fee to ensure everyone has access to the same high quality materials for the Technical Stitch units. This is approximately £130 for first year students and approximately £60 for second year students.

  • Textiles in Context 2

    Encourages you to position your own practice in fashion, interiors and textile art by recourse to a variety of theories, contextual frameworks and critical evaluations. It introduces a variety of research methods to facilitate independent study towards coherent, self-reflective argument in written form.

  • Live Project

    Provides you with the opportunity to develop a personal response to one or more 'live' or simulated project(s) to advance your knowledge of hand embroidery practice within the areas of fashion, interiors or textile art.

At this level, all your work will be expected to synthesise your prior learning and be focused on your area of particular interest: fashion, interiors or textile art, including your dissertation topic, your research and experimentation and your major project, as part of your preparation for your future career.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry
  • View the summary specification for 2017 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules
  • Research and Experimentation 3

    You'll begin this unit by preparing and presenting an illustrated PowerPoint proposal of 500 words with supporting bibliography/literature review. This will be presented to staff and peers and will communicate the key elements of your conceptual, practical, technical, aesthetic and theoretical intentions for the unit.

  • Dissertation or Critical Reflection

    A substantial period of sustained, individually negotiated research on a subject that's likely to be related to the contextual and/or theoretical concerns of your discipline or chosen area of practice, towards the provision of structured written argument.

  • Major Project for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

    Your major project should be original, ambitious, and challenging, using concepts and techniques which are at the forefront of your discipline. The final outcome/collection/portfolio/artefact will be located within one of the following areas: fashion, interiors, textile art or a related area. You will conclude the unit by presenting a resolved and professionally presented outcome/collection/portfolio/artefact.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry
  • View the summary specification for 2017 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

£ 9,250 + VAT