ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN SUBJECT COMPONENTS

GRAPHIC ART DESIGN

  • Illustration
  • Typography
  • Photography
  • Mixed media
  • Graphics
  • Logos
  • Colour Schemes

DESIGN PROCESS

  • Designing Fashion (the role of the Fashion Designer)
  • The Crafting and Construction of a Garment (use of materials and construction of proto-types)
  • Commercial Production (from mass production to hand-made and Haute Couture)

HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS

  • Art Deco + influence and effects
  • Cubism + influence and effects
  • Skills building
  • Digital development

FASHION, CULTURE & IDENTITY

This module will cover the history and development of Fashion, looking at key developments, historical and contemporary. It will also study how Fashion has developed to be a social and cultural phenomenon that can express and reflect cultural identity and value, as well as its’ recent development as a diverse social art form expressively connected to identity, creative self-expression, and lifestyle.

  • Traditional & Ceremonial Dress (Cultural Rituals, Festivals, Courtly, Ceremonial & Formal Occasions)
  • Functional/Official Dress (Office/Manual Labour, Sportswear, Casualwear)
  • Social/Tribal Dress (Status, Gender, Identity-Designer Labels, Logo-wear, Mods, Rockers, Punks, Hippies, Form & Function)
  • Key Designers & Fashion Houses/Brands (including Chanel, Dior, Yves St Laurent, John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Alexander McQueen)

Assessment Method: Portfolio and written assignment.

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