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Prescribed line of study: Design > Sustainable Fashion (EN)

2019/2020
Speciality direction: Sustainable Fashion
Danish title
Studieretningen inden for Design> Sustainable Fashion (EN)
Study programme
Design Technologist
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
Semester
2. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Ects
45
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
English
Start time
Spring
Location
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
3292241
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Annette Havkær
  • Purpose

    The general objective is to provide students with the qualifications needed to independently design, plan and carry through design processes from idea to finished product.
    Students must be able to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration in a company and combine innovation and creativity with commercial considerations.
    Students must be able to communicate ideas and maintain a focus on product, trends and market.
    Core area First year of study Second year of study
    The design process: First year of study: 20 ECTS, Second year of study: 10 ECTS
    Visual communication: First year of study: 5 ECTS, Second year of study: 5 ECTS
    Trends and sociology: First year of study: 5 ECTS

    Knowledge

    The design process:
    After first year of study:
    The graduate has acquired knowledge of
    • key aspects of design processes
    • key aspects of design methods
    • materials
    • key aspects of technology
    • aesthetic mechanisms
    • sustainability
    After second year of study:
    The graduate has acquired knowledge of
    • and understands design processes in practice
    • and understands design methods in practice
    • material use
    • and understands technology in practice

    Visual communication:
    After first year of study:
    The graduate has acquired knowledge of
    • visual communication
    • key aspects of presentation techniques and methods
    • key aspects of communicative tools
    After second year of study:
    The graduate has acquired knowledge of
    • and understands presentation techniques and methods in practice
    • and understands communicative tools in practice

    Trends and sociology:
    The graduate has acquired knowledge of
    • key aspects of trends
    • key aspects of sociology
    • key aspects of market mechanisms

    Skills

    The design process:
    After first year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the skills needed to
    • apply theory and method for ideation, design and product development
    • make aesthetic assessments in the design process
    • develop design with a focus on industry and user needs
    After second year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the skills needed to
    • select and apply theory and method for ideation, design and product development
    • use innovative methods in relation to aesthetic assessments in the design process
    • assess and select materials and technology in relation to the product

    Visual communication:
    After first year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the skills needed to
    • use visual communication for design development and product communication and presentation
    • communicate and argue for proposed solutions in relation to the company and the target group
    • use communicative tools in speech and in writing
    After second year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the skills needed to
    • communicate and, based on theory and method, argue for process and proposed solutions tailored to the company and the target group


    Trends and sociology:
    The graduate has acquired the skills needed to
    • use theory and method to collect and assess trends
    • use sociological research methods in relation to the market and target group

    Competences

    The design process:
    After first year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the competencies needed to
    • carry through design solutions from idea to finished product
    After second year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the competencies needed to
    • analyse and describe a need with a view to developing a design for a specific target group
    • participate in development-oriented design and product development processes

    Visual communication:
    After first year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the competencies needed to
    • prepare and communicate communicative proposals targeted at the company and the target group
    After second year of study:
    The graduate has acquired the competencies needed to
    • independently and reflectively prepare and communicate innovative proposed solutions targeted at the company and the target group


    Trends and sociology:
    The graduate has acquired the competencies needed to
    • collect, select and use trends for design development
    • work with the design process from a sociological perspective
    • use trends and sociology as documentation and inspiration for design development

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    Various teaching and working methods are used, including:
    • Traditional classroom-based teaching
    • Group work
    • Individual work
    • Cases
    • Excursions
    • Interdisciplinary project-based teaching
    • Problem-based learning
    • Knowledge-sharing
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    When starting a semester, students are automatically registered for the exams held in the course of that semester. It is not possible to withdraw registration for exams or exam attempts on the programme.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Prescribed line of study consist of two exams:
    Second-semester synopsis exam
    Third-semester portfolio exam
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Second-semester synopsis exam:
    The synopsis exam is an individual exam.
    At the beginning of the synopsis project period, two to three problem-oriented topics of relevance to the specialisation are distributed.
    Students choose one of the three topics. The selected topic is examined and analysed using the methods and theory taught on the second semester, leading to the preparation of a synopsis and an oral presentation, where product solutions are presented.

    Third-semester portfolio exam:
    The exam is taken individually.
    The exam is a portfolio exam, where the portfolio to be uploaded must contain the following:
    • A presentation of all third-semester module assignments
    • An independent reflection on the progression of the student’s learning within his or her line of specialisation of no more than 7,200 characters with spaces
    • A CV
    Students choose one of the module assignments done within their field of specialisation to be the main focus of the oral presentation.

    At the oral exam, students must present their portfolios.
    The oral exam takes 30 minutes, including:
    • 10 minutes for the student’s presentation
    • 10 minutes for questions from the examiner and the external examiner
    • 10 minutes for assessment and grading
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual
    Exam languages
    English
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    Internal and External censure
    Exam criteria
    The second-semester synopsis exam is examined external.
    Third-semester portfolio exam is examines internal.
309
hours of teaching
924
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Prescribed line of study: Design > Sustainable Fashion (EN) you will receive 309 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 411 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 25% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: group work, classroom teaching, internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, reading your own notes.

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