Σκοπός

Το πρόγραμμα προσφέρει εναλλακτικές διεξόδους για τους φοιτητές που θέλουν να ασχοληθούν σε διάφορα πεδία στη μόδα, όπως ο σχεδιασμός και η παραγωγή, τα μίντια και το styling. Το πρόγραμμα εμπλέκει τους φοιτητές στη διαδικασία ανάπτυξης δεξιοτήτων οπτικού λεξιλογίου σε εικόνα και styling, ενώ εξερευνά τους πολλαπλούς τρόπους που η μόδα και η ενδυματολογική βιομηχανία μπορεί να αναπτυχθεί, να προβληθεί και να παρουσιαστεί δημιουργικά μέσα από φωτογραφία, φιλμ, ψηφιακά μέσα, μπλογκς, παραστατικές τέχνες, θέατρο, μουσική, διαφήμιση, αρθρογραφία και σύνταξη.

Με την καλλιέργεια, εφαρμογή και διάδοση διεπιστημονικών γνώσεων και αξιών, οι φοιτητές καθίστανται πλέον ικανοί να διεκπεραιώνουν προγράμματα ή ερευνητικές εργασίες υψηλής στάθμης και εμβέλειας. Με τη χρήση συμβατικών, αλλά και ψηφιακών μορφών σχεδιασμού μόδας και εικόνας, οι φοιτητές διαχειρίζονται έργα με εφαρμογή στην παραγωγή μόδας, στη διαφήμιση, στο μάρκετινγκ, στην τέχνη, αλλά και σε θέματα διάχυσης πληροφοριών και εκπαίδευσης.

Όλα τα μαθήματα σε όλα τα προγράμματα σπουδών της σχολής διδάσκονται από καταξιωμένους επαγγελματίες εικαστικούς, σχεδιαστές, κριτικούς/ιστορικούς και αρχιτέκτονες με έντονη διεθνή δραστηριότητα.

Εργαστήρια
Για όλα τα μαθήματα το Τμήμα προσφέρει εξειδικευμένα εργαστήρια ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών σε πλατφόρμες Macintosh και Windows, με σχεδιαστικά προγράμματα για δισδιάστατο και τρισδιάστατο σχεδιασμό. Προσφέρονται επίσης εργαστήρια φωτογραφίας και κινητής εικόνας.

Πρακτική Άσκηση
Ο θεσμός της πρακτικής άσκησης των φοιτητών επιτελείται κατά το τέταρτο έτος σπουδών. Στα πλαίσια ανάθεσης εξαμηνιαίας εργασίας, οι φοιτητές καλούνται να συνεργαστούν με φορείς της εγχώριας βιομηχανίας. Σημειώνεται ότι στη διάρκεια των σπουδών του κάθε φοιτητής έχει τη δυνατότητα συμμετοχής σε διαγωνισμούς ή παρεμβάσεις σχετικές με τον κλάδο επιλογής του.

Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and skills in the different areas of fashion, including fashion and textile design, image and styling, fashion photography, fashion illustration and many more;
  • Apply their individual creativity to self initiated projects;
  • Engage in written briefs, and produce final design solutions as well as written reports which will be based on questioning and testing the area of research.
  • Use effectively major cultural and social themes, past and current fashion trends as inspiration for fashion projects;
  • Apply principal and specialist skills and techniques and practices in fashion projects. Skills and techniques which include sewing and pattern cutting techniques, illustrative and / or computer techniques, drawing and styling skills etc.
  • Demonstrate their personal creative identity and originality within their individual design projects.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and spoken form in the fashion design area, demonstrating appropriate levels of autonomy and responsibility;
  • Understand and interpret two-dimensional designs into three-dimensional garments or products, using the correct method of production necessary for the creation of a fashion collection;
  • Design and execute a creative and innovative fashion design project which has considered all aspects of design including, shape, colour, fabrication;
  • Use the ability to create new and unique ideas as a way to adapt to new situations or new design briefs especially when working in a design team.
  • Apply the communication skills developed, as well as the knowledge gained from    studying in a multi- disciplinary environment, to support and convince his/ her ideas in front of an internal or external audience.

Οι κάτοχοι του Πτυχίου Μόδας και Εικόνας μπορούν να εξασφαλίσουν θέση στη βιομηχανία Μόδας, τόσο στην παραγωγή όσο και στην προώθηση, μέσα από την ενασχόλησή τους ως σχεδιαστές, στυλίστες, φωτογράφοι μόδας και μπλόγκερς . Οι απόφοιτοι μπορούν επίσης να εργοδοτηθούν σε θεατρικές παραγωγές, σε τηλεοπτικά κανάλια και εκδοτικούς οίκους. Σημειώνουμε ότι σύμφωνα με επίσημες στατιστικές, ένα μεγάλο ποσοστό αποφοίτων (80-85%) τυγχάνει επαγγελματικής ενασχόλησης στην εντόπια βιομηχανία. Μπορούν επίσης να πραγματοποιήσουν μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στον ίδιο ή συναφή κλάδο σε πανεπιστήμια της Κύπρου και του εξωτερικού.

Για την επιτυχημένη ολοκλήρωση του προγράμματος , οι μαθητές πρέπει να συμπληρώσουν 240 διδακτικές μονάδες (ECTS) .Τα υποχρεωτικά μαθήματα έχουν συνολικά 194 ΕCTS , ενώ 28 ΕCTS μοιράζονται σε μαθήματα επιλογής και 18 σε μαθήματα ελεύθερης επιλογής.

 

Κατηγορία Μαθημάτων ECTS
Υποχρεωτικά Μαθήματα 194
Μαθήματα Επιλογής 28
Μαθήματα Ελεύθερης Επιλογής 18
ΣΥΝΟΛΟ 240

Υποχρεωτικά Μαθήματα

Ο μαθητής πρέπει να συμπληρώσει 194 διδακτικές ώρες (ECTS), από την παρακάτω λιστά:

No. Κωδικός Όνομα ECTS Ώρες/εβδ.
1 AART101 INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO ART I 6 5
2 AART102 INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO ART II 6 5
3 AART103 DRAWING I 6 5
4 AART104 DRAWING II 6 5
5 AART109 PHOTOGRAPHY I 3 2
6 AART111 HISTORY OF ART I/ CULTURAL STUDIES I 3 4
7 AART112 HISTORY OF ART II / CULTURAL STUDIES II 3 4
8 AART119 PHOTOGRAPHY II 3 2
9 AART215 HISTORY OF ART III/ CULTURAL STUDIES III 3 4
10 AART225 HISTORY OF ART IV/CULTURAL STUDIES IV 3 4
11 AFDI101 PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING I 6 0 + 5
12 AFDI102 PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING II 6 0 + 5
13 AFDI103 FASHION AND MATERIALS I 6 0 + 5
14 AFDI104 FASHION AND MATERIALS II 6 0 + 5
15 AFDI201 FASHION DESIGN PRACTICE I 8 0 + 5
16 AFDI202 PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING III 8 0 + 5
17 AFDI203 TEXTILES I 3 2
18 AFDI204 FASHION DESIGN PRACTICE II 8 0 + 5
19 AFDI205 PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING IV 8 0 + 5
20 AFDI206 TEXTILES II 3 0 + 2
21 AFDI214 MARKETING FOR FASHION I 3 2
22 AFDI215 MARKETING FOR FASHION II 3 2
23 AFDI301 STYLING AND IMAGE MAKING 7 3
24 AFDI302 HISTORY OF FASHION DESIGN I 7 3
25 AFDI303 SHOP SPACE AND DISPLAY 7 3
26 AFDI304 COSTUME DESIGN FOR STAGE 7 0 + 3
27 AFDI305 HISTORY OF FASHION DESIGN II 7 3
28 AFDI306 FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 7 0 + 3
29 AFDI310 RANGE PLANNING AND FORECASTING 7 0 + 3
30 AFDI311 FASHION PROMOTION 7 3
31 AFDI312 FASHION ACCESSORY DESIGN 7 0
32 AFDI313 MAJOR COLLECTION PROJECT 7 0
33 AFDI314 SENIOR PROJECT 14 0

Υποχρεωτικά Μαθήματα

Ο μαθητής πρέπει να συμπληρώσει 28 διδακτικές ώρες (ECTS), από την παρακάτω λιστά:

No. Κωδικός Όνομα ECTS Ώρες/εβδ.
1 AART201 LIFE DRAWING I 3 2
2 AART202 LIFE DRAWING II 3 2
3 AART204 ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES I 3 3
4 AART205 ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES II 3 3
5 AART208 PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN I 3 2
6 AART209 PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN II 3 2
7 AART212 COMPUTER ART I 5 2
8 AART213 COMPUTER ART II 5 2
9 AAVC101 VIDEO PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY I 7 2 + 3
10 AAVC102 VIDEO PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY II 6 3
11 AAVC130 HISTORY OF MOVING IMAGES 4 3
12 AAVC201 MOTION GRAPHICS & ANIMATION TECHNIQUES I 5 0 + 3
13 AAVC202 MOTION GRAPHICS & ANIMATION TECHNIQUES IΙ 5 0 + 3
14 AFDI207 FASHION ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES I 3 0 + 3
15 AFDI208 FASHION ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES II 3 0 + 3
16 AFDI212 COMPUTER- AIDED FLAT PATTERN DESIGN I 4 0 + 3
17 AFDI213 COMPUTER- AIDED FLAT PATTERN DESIGN II 4 0 + 3
18 AFDI320 MENSWEAR AND TAILORING 5 0 + 3
19 AFDI321 PROFESSIONAL PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING 5 0 + 3
20 AFDI333 DESIGN FOR FASHION PUBLISHING 4 3
21 AGDS207 APPLIED DESIGN I 3 2
22 AGDS208 APPLIED DESIGN II 3 2
23 AGDS307 ADVANCED APPLIED DESIGN 4 3

AART101: INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO ART I

Course Contents

Studio Art progresses from monochrome toward a full colour spectrum, developing skills of paint handling, colour mixing, composition and use of sculpture materials. Individual expression and concepts are encouraged. Abstract, conceptual and realistic approaches are used allowing the individual to explore his/her own needs.

Emphasis on the development of analytical, research and methodological skills, critical thinking and working processes, which promote experimentation.

Emphasis on development of concept, creative means, in depth research and appropriate associations to critical issues and ideas. Final products should reflect on interesting thinking process, aesthetic values and intelligent creative language.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define diverse techniques based on relative research and ongoing studio practices.
  2. Identify working methods and develop relative ideas in relation to the project’s content and its progression.
  3. Employ an ongoing research into visual and theoretical references, related to the given assignment, in the form of a sketch-book- ‘Diary’.
  4. Examine compositional issues and problems through the use of collage, painting and mixed media.
  5. Create interesting associations, metaphors and ideas through the exploration of diverse media and materials in 2D and 3D Form.
  6. Evaluate the process and visual outcome of the project in group critiques and justify their own outcomes.

AART102: INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO ART II

Course Contents

Studio based work and theoretical work will be used to promote the student’s capacity to use analytical and creative thinking in drawing, panting and mixed media, and to develop and implement critical and aesthetically strong judgments. Keys points as followed:

In depth analytical, research and methodological skills, further development of principles of composition and use of diverse techniques and media concerning the 2D and 3D space. Emphasis on development of critical thinking and working processes of 2D fundamental towards the 3D principles through experimentation and research.

Emphasis on development of concept, creative means, in depth research and appropriate associations to critical issues and ideas. Final products should reflect on interesting thinking process, aesthetic values and intelligent creative language

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define techniques in the areas of drawing, collage and painting and demonstrate compositional, drawing and painting skills in the above areas.
  2. Recognize working methods, ideas and brainstorming strategies in relation to the project’s progression in order to develop relative documentation in the form of a ‘Diary’ that connects the practical work to the theoretical.
  3. Examine the 2D work and its fundamental elements and concepts in another artistic medium such video, photography, performance, installation, sculpture and explore and experiment with visual and conceptual possibilities of the new medium.
  4. Investigate how materials can become strong metaphors for the representation of the subject matter through practical experimentation and contextual research.
  5. Compose issues of the practical work with critical issues of the international contemporary art world and the wider community /environment, through critical discourse and museum and gallery visits.
  6. Evaluate the working methods, processes and concept development of the final product /stage of the project

AART103: DRAWING I

Course Contents

Introduction to seeing, using drawing as its medium of expression. The problems surveyed in the studio show how the artist attains knowledge of the visible world through observation, and expression in selected drawing media.

Introduction to the representational approach of Drawing and focus on its development to  abstract and expressive modes of visual communication.

A. Still Life Drawing

A portfolio of work with completed still life drawings giving particular emphasis on the various elements of composition (line, form, shape, tone, space)

Experimental Compositions: The experimental composition/ study in drawing using still life drawing exercises and focusing on forms, negative/positive space and contrast in size, colour, tone and value.

20thCentury Artists and Art Movements’ Study: Introduction to Art movements and artists of the 20th century (Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract expressionism, Pop Art, etc.). Research on one artist from a movement of the 20th century.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define the importance of drawing in Art and the role of it in Design and analyze drawings from different artistic periods.
  2. Translate graphically the aspects of 3D volume and mass into 2D observational drawing.
  3. Examine spatial relations and perception space and experiment with the elements of scale and perspective in personally expressive ways.
  4. Examine and analyze various drawing techniques and how these could be applied in wider design concepts.
  5. Create using the fundamental modes of drawing (contour, gesture and modelled drawing) individually and in combination in order to explore different expressive drawing perspectives and develop a complex and unique linear style.
  6. Evaluate the development and visual outcome of the project in group critiques and justify their own outcomes.

AART104: DRAWING II

Course Contents

The course progresses from a representational approach to a more abstract and conceptual approach. Given projects require students to develop their own personal expression and visual language.
In order to gain a wider and a more comprehensive knowledge of visual communication, students are further introduced to the principles and techniques of drawing, aiming to create forms that successfully combine conceptual and expressive elements.

Drawing of an object. Exploring its structure and texture
Give particular emphasis on structure as well as the different contrasting textures (i.e. shiny, rusty etc).

Close-up Drawings. Mixed media experimentation
Close-up compositions to produce experimental drawings with the use of different techniques and materials.

Composition and Space
Creation of a ‘
landscape’ drawing, using collage of details.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Record graphically the structure and texture of an object by representing it in new ways.
  2. Express more personal, expressive drawings by deconstructing and reconstructing the chosen object’s initial forms through sketching and experimentation.
  3. Apply ideas and express them visually in order to reveal a thematic interest and graphic technique.
  4. Experiment with unified compositions that explore the special effects of juxtaposed textures and manipulate scale relationships.
  5. Propose more abstract and conceptual approaches in drawing and extend one’s own personal expression and visual language.
  6. Appraise the outcome of their work, justify the solutions to their drawing projects and assess the significance of drawing in the advancement of their visual language.

AART109: Φωτογραφία 1

Course Contents

Basic general knowledge: Recognition of the different types of cameras and their uses and consideration of the differences between analogical and digital cameras. Familiarization with the photography vocabulary and comprehension with significant photographic elements, such as exposure, light meter, aperture, depth of field, shutter, camera shake, film speed, memory stick and resolution. Comprehension of exposure and the use of camera’s controls. Awareness of the importance of lighting and familiarization with different lighting methods.

The research process: Retrieve and exploration of research. Look at master works and participation in discussions. Look at photography image, from numerous resources and analyze it in reference to process, technique, aesthetics and philosophy. Identification of the various approaches used in the analysis of the photographic image and recognition of photography’s diversity

Project process: Undergo project briefing, written and verbal analysis. Analysis project tasks, requirements, research and visual information. Participation in photography outing and getting familiar with the camera use and the creative choices that are engaged before the shutter is pressed. Practice of photographic tasks while solving technical and composition problems. Use of the photographic skills learned to communicate with ideas and to experiment with different backgrounds, angles of view, compositions and framing. Participation in the group critiques. Familiarization of the criteria whereby an image might be considered good and break down the criteria related to process, technique and project tasks. Recognition of printing techniques and the importance of time management and presentation. Receive feedback for the assessments presentation.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Recognize and use basic general information related to the photographic vocabulary and photography framework.
  2. Analyze the photography image in reference to process, technique, aesthetics and philosophy and identify that photography is an indispensable and essential part of the art and design process.
  3. Recognize the multiplicity of the photographic image and appraise the application of the photographic medium related to communication and execution process.
  4. Recognize the components of exposure and associate with the camera use and the creative choices that are engaged before the shutter is pressed.
  5. Develop core photography skills by working in practical projects.
  6. Recognize the importance of lighting and make use of basic lighting methods and camera angles to create interesting and dramatic pictures, under multiple lighting conditions.
  7. Develop communicative skills in visualizing, articulating and document ideas.
  8. Recognize printing techniques and the importance of time management and presentation.

AART111: Ιστορία της Τέχνης / Πολιτισμικές Σπουδές 1

Course Contents

Introduction to the efforts and possible achievements of Art Theory and familiarization with the academic ways of writing.
Introduction to the prehistoric and primitive art, looking briefly into the theory of the uncanny and identification.
A study into the artistic practice embedded into the lives of ancient people and civilizations starting with Cave Art, the Near East, Egyptian, Greek, Hellenistic and Roman civilizations, right through the Byzantine religious culture, Medieval and Gothic times.
Introduction to analytic perspectives on the concepts of culture, social structure, hegemony/ conflict and to analytic tools of communication studies, psychoanalysis and anthropology.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Describe the main developments and characteristics of the art periods from Cave painting to Gothic Art.
  2. Describe the basic categories of cultural analysis.
  3. Review the art works and their context with appropriate academic terminology and distinguish their main artistic techniques, materials and methods.
  4. Review theoretical works and their context with appropriate academic terminology.
  5. Set-up a visual and written research of a given theme/topic, analyse in depth relevant art works, and relate and assess their context / artistic approaches in respect to the general theme.

AART112: Ιστορία της Τέχνης / Πολιτισμικές Σπουδές 2

Course Contents

An introduction to the changes and artistic achievements from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Here the characteristic and purpose of their practices shall be studied as well as materials and artistic methods. Furthermore the ideologies, religious and socio-political consciousness involved in these periods shall be commented briefly since this subject runs is parallel to that of the cultural studies which tackles these issues extensively.

An introduction to the development and changes societies went through since the the beginning of civilisation to today. Here the ideologies, religious and socio-political consciousness shall be discussed, with more emphasis to the consciousness of the modern world. Furthermore the basic principles and research methods in sociology shall be studied.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Describe the main developments and artistic characteristics of the art periods from Renaissance to the Enlightenment and recall on the major theoretical and contextual arguments of each era.
  2. Describe the main developments and cultural characteristics of societies from the early hunter and gatherers societies to the post-industrial societies.
  3. Review and relate the art works and their context with appropriate academic terminology and distinguish their artistic techniques, materials and methods.
  4. Analyse and review the theoretical works of the most important theorists in the field of sociology and anthropology with appropriate academic terminology and distinguish the different schools of thought in these fields.
  5. Propose a visual and written research on a theme/topic, analyse in depth relevant art works, and relate and assess their context / artistic approaches in respect to the general theme and to relevant theoretical debates.

AART119: Φωτογραφία 2

Course Contents

Continuation of learning process – General knowledge: Development of further knowledge related the photography vocabulary and photographic elements, such as depth of field, camera shake, film speed, image resolution, image sensor, megapixel and resolution. Use with confidence camera’s controls and the metering system, white balance and manual automation. Introduction computer retouch, selecting, cropping, adjustment of levels and colours. Comprehension of appropriate methods and equipments. Familiarization with different lighting methods and introduction of studio lighting.

The research process: Exploration of personal research and participation in group discussions. Analysis of visual material and identification the multiple uses of photography in relation to art and design. Consideration the differing functions of photographically generated image and development a critical approach to its use and application. Recognition of essential photographic movements and styles and appraise ion for the work of influential photographers, in reference to technique, philosophy and concept.

Project process: Undergo project briefing, written and verbal analysis. Analysis project tasks, requirements. Use brainstorming sessions to visualize ideas. Collection inspired personal research. Use the photographic skills learned with confidence, use camera’s controls, experiment with light and the creative choices that are engaged before the shutter is pressed. Practice photographic tasks. Decode ideas and concepts into visual forms and create work which is visually exciting. Practice basic digital image retouching, using the appropriate means and tools. Participation in the group critiques. Familiarization of the criteria whereby an image might be considered good and break down the criteria related to process, technique, concept and project tasks. Recognition of the importance of time management, printing quality and presentation. Receive feedback for the assessments presentation.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Develop further knowledge related the photography vocabulary.
  2. Use brainstorming sessions and collect inspired personal research to visualize ideas.
  3. Use camera’s controls with confidence, experiment with light and the creative choices that are engaged before the shutter is pressed.
  4. Decode ideas and concepts into visual forms and create work which is visually exciting.
  5. Practice basic digital image retouching, using the appropriate means and tools.
  6. Identify essential photographic movements and styles and appraise work of influential photographers, in reference to technique, philosophy and concept.
  7. Recognize the differing functions of photographically generated image and develop a critical approach to its use and application.
  8. Justify the reason an image might be considered good by breaking down the criteria related to technical skills, process, concept, and presentation.

AART215: Ιστορία της Τέχνης / Πολιτισμικές Σπουδές 3

Course Contents

HISTORY OF ART

Introduction to Art History Concepts
:
Analysis of form, symbol and sign in Art theory. Formalism, Semiotics, Iconography and Iconology.

Introduction to 20
th
Century’s social, political and cultural landscape: Political movements and upheavals in Europe and the Globe, scientific developments and their relation to Art.

Introduction to 20
th
Century Art History Contexts
:
Transition from the 19th to the 20th century. Analysis and development of Impressionism and transition to Post-Impressionism.

Introduction to Modernism: Concepts of Modernism, Grand Narratives, Psychology and Perception in Art. Introduction to Fauvism and Expressionism.

CULTURAL STUDIES

Transformation of the Synthesis of Medieval Europe to Modern Europe:  The Dynamics that Transformed the Face of Europe, from the Renaissance to the Main Revolutions.

Towards a Concept of modernism:  Efforts of a philosophical and literary definition of modernism.

Introduction to Modernism: Concepts of Modernism, Grand Narratives, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. Introduction to theorists like Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Create an understanding of the main developments in the history of art during the first half of the 20th century.
  2. Explore the study of specific movements in modern art through research.
  3. Acquire skills in specialised scientific research and methodology.
  4. Combine analysis and synthesis to develop critical thinking
  5. Analyse in depth the work of important 20th century artists and their period as well as social, political and economic structures.
  6. Create an understanding of the historical development of modernism
  7. Identify the relevance of modernism at the present situation
  8. Express a stand towards the issue of modernism.
  9. Analyse in depth the work of the most important theorists of modernity and the social, political and cultural landscape of the specific period.

AART225: Ιστορία της Τέχνης / Πολιτισμικές Σπουδές 4

Course Contents

HISTORY OF ART

Introduction to 20th Century Art History Contexts: Modernism and the first movements of the century. Introduction to Cubism, Picasso, Braque and the Puteaux Cycle. Scientific experiments and discoveries. Einstein’s relativity theory and the Space-Time continuum.

Futurism and Early 20th Century Politics in Europe:Socio-political Analysis and Art developments in Europe.

The Russian Avant Garde- Early 20th Century utopias. Marxism and art.

Dada and Surrealism: Development of artistic movements in Europe, art and anti-art, dreams and archetypes, Jungian perceptions of reality.

CULTURAL STUDIES

The Aesthetics of Silence:  Modern Art/ Anti-Art as a form of self-annihilation/ spiritual/ ascetic quest.  Irony as a position in today’s reality.

Towards a Concept of Postmodernism:  Efforts of a philosophical and literary definition in distinguishing modernism and postmodernism.

Answering the Question:  What is Postmodernism?: The Post-modern as the moment of rupture giving birth to the modern philosophy, art and sociology.

 Postmodernism and Consumer Society:  Sociological, literary and psychoanalytic interpretation of the post-modern pastiche as the product of global capitalism.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Create an understanding of the main developments in the history of art during the first half of the 20th century.
  2. Investigate the study of specific movements in modern art through research.
  3. Acquire skills in specialised scientific research and methodology.
  4. Use analysis and synthesis and to develop critical thinking.
  5. Analyse in depth the work of important 20th century artists and the social, political and cultural landscape of the specific period.
  6. Create an understanding of the historical development of postmodernism.
  7. Help them see the relevance of postmodernism at the present situation.
  8. Help them to discover their stand towards the issue of postmodernism.
  9. Analyse in depth the work of important 20th century theorists and the social, political and cultural landscape of the specific period.

AFDI101: PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING I

Course Contents

1.  Introduction to the terminology of pattern cutting: The course promotes the use of the pattern cutting terminology which can be applied in fashion business.
2. Familiarization with tools and equipment: Giving great attention to the use of the professional techniques concerning pattern production. Students are introduced to the techniques involved in lay planning and lay making.
3. Introduction to the proper use of industrial sewing machines and overlockers: The course will help students understand the proper use of relevant machinery used in the fashion industry i.e. sewing and overlocking machines, through a series of practical exercises.
4. Occupational Health and Safety Rules in the fashion / sewing studio:  Students will be made aware of the correct behavior and safety rules that need to be followed at all times in a studio.
5. Introduction to basic sewing techniques: Major attention will be given to the development of competencies in basic sewing techniques and the introduction to sewing terminology.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

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By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Employ the appropriate terminology necessary in practising pattern cutting.
  2. Use a range of pattern cutting tools and equipment to produce basic patterns.
  3. Understand and memorize the proper use of sewing equipment common to the fashion industry, including the sewing and overlocking machines and industrial iron.
  4. Understand and follow the Occupational Health and Safety rules in the fashion / sewing studio.
  5. Explain and practice basic sewing and pressing techniques and demonstrate its importance to garment making.

AFDI102: PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING II

Course Contents

1. Provide an understanding how to develop a basic pattern: In conjunction with the study of basic anatomy, proportions and figure development, and to link these subjects with standard sizes, size charts and fitting techniques. The development of flat pattern cutting techniques continues through specific exercises including basic bodice blocks, sleeves, shaped darts, dart manipulation, basic skirt, button placement and buttonholes.

2. Fashion and sewing terminology:  Students will develop the correct vocabulary that will be used within fashion or sewing studio or / and the fashion industry.

3. Sewing exercises: Through specific sewing exercises students will develop the necessary skills, which will enable them to complete the linked projects.

4. Sewing of a skirt and bodice: Upon completing all sewing exercises students will in the position to sew a simple skirt and bodice.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Understand and explain the importance of making flat patterns.
  2. Develop and use correct terminology for the fashion and sewing industry.
  3. Use simple sewing exercises and manipulations for project work.
  4. Produce simple garments i.e. basic skirt and bodice, and relate design to a three – dimensional made up garment.

AFDI103: Μόδα και Υλικά 1

Course Contents

Analyticaldrawing will form the initial basis for each project. Elements of form andcolour, texture and tones, surface tactility and spacious awareness are studiedalong with ways in which the above elements can be applied in design, providinga broad base of awareness and experience in visual language, designmethodologies, problem solving and expression, using 2D and 3D media. Keypoints as followed:

Introductionto Colour Theory: Emphasis onprimary, secondary and neutral colours, use of hues and contrasts.

Introduction to principles of Design and 3D Visual Arts. To push forward both in a theoretical as well as practical levelbasic principles of Design and the 3D Visual Art field; through drawingexercises, experimentation with form, colour, shape, texture, materials andtechniques – to introduce the idea of developing 2D forms into 3D.

Development of Technique, Skills and Expressional Means. Emphasis should be place on developing drawingskills through observation and analysis of a given object/subject matter aswell as awareness in terms of concept and idea-associations, problem solvingand decision-making.

Integration of theory, analysis, exploration and innovation. Emphasis on synthesis and integration of every aspect ofan art and design product, referring both to concept, creative means, in depthresearch and appropriate associations to critical issues and ideas. Should bestressed and become acknowledge through the work that final products shouldreflect on interesting thinking process, aesthetic values and intelligent creativelanguage.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. To become familiarised with the principles of 3D Visual Arts and Design.
  2. To develop an understanding on how drawing could contribute, along with experimentation, research, invention and synthesis, towards a solid ground relating the Design and Aesthetic values of their work.
  3. To establish how materials and techniques allow students to broaden the range of their skills and creative expression, thus reflecting these qualities into their concept, subject matter and visual representation of their work.
  4. To develop a critical eye through the theory of Art and Design.
  5. To integrate design with visual, cultural and/ or sociopolitical associations in order to achieve a conceptual and visually intelligent and aesthetic result.
  6. To understand the interconnection between realistic imagery and its process of abstraction.
  7. To be in a position to develop 2D drawings and ideas to 3D forms and/ or installations.

AFDI104: Μόδα και Υλικά 2

Course Contents

The exploration moves through a variety of different materials and techniques. Projects will include the use of collage and montage, the use of materials for relief work, construction of objects using unconventional materials, techniques of casting and mould-making, transformation of 2D drawings into 3D objects and the use of recycled materials. Topics are selected by faculty and students to reflect their artistic concerns, and provide sufficient knowledge in particular skills aiming to express individual visual ideas. Key points are stresses as followed:
–  Development of 2D drawing to the 3D experience.
Brainstorming strategies, analytical, research and methodological skills, further development of principles of drawing, composition and use of diverse techniques and media. Emphasis on development of critical thinking and working processes of 2D fundamental towards the 3D principles through experimentation and research.
–  Implementation of principles of Design and 3D Visual Arts:
Straightening understanding in the theoretical Design principles and their practical applications. Exploring the 3D qualities of Form, Materials, Spacious Values, Texture, Colour and Shape through various Art and Design references, techniques and mixed media applications.
– Conceptual development in relation to context: Relating art principles to wider notions and concerns through the exploration of individual artistic means of expression and practice.
– Research into contemporary art issues.
Stressing importance and pushing forward ways of understanding, analysing and critically reflecting on art issues and concerns both theoretically and practically.
– Integration of theory, analysis, exploration and innovation:
Implementing ways of producing interesting associations, ideas and concepts, through interesting use of artistic language, theoretical references and innovative processes.
– of Technique, Skills and Expression:
Demonstrating and applying techniques in the use of materials and diverse media, developing practical and theoretical skills and suggesting ways through tutorials, presentations and given exercises to develop expressional means and interesting visual language.
– Studio Work: Studio work is carried out involving the whole group and takes place within the whole spectrum of the duration of the course as this is allocated on the weekly schedule. Studio work also includes interim and final critiques

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability in analysing, interpreting and constructively use brainstorming strategies and appropriate terminology when discussing the brief.
  2. Be in a position to indicate working methods and concepts.
  3. Research into and critically associate artists and artworks that relate to the context of the project, using diverse sources and media.
  4. Demonstrate ability in decision-making of objects and subject-focus points.
  5. Further develop research and analytical skills in relation to the chosen subject or object as well as develop a thinking process, ability in synthesis and experimentation and creative means of expression. Discussion.
  6. Further experiment, using drawing as the initials basis. Rendering the 3D world in sculpture and construction as well as translation of visual experience into design.
  7. Present a coherent body of research and interesting analysis of the subject’s context
  8. Demonstrate ability in observation and exploration of elements and principles of design and 3D Visual Arts through interesting approach and use of Form, Colour and Texture.
  9. Reflect on the work and be in a position to re-evaluate ideas, concepts and methods in order to push further awareness and development of their creative language, expressional means and practical skills.
  10. Creatively construct, deconstruct and reconstruct their initial forms, thus opening up stimulating and fresh artistic, conceptual and contextual possibilities relating their work.
  11. Be able to move from a realistic representation towards abstraction demonstrating interesting use of texture and materials.
  12. Further develop working processes based on demonstration and previous stage of research and exploration.
  13. Demonstrate interesting associations between the fundamental elements form, colour, texture, tone, surface and wider notions and ideas of their focus of interest.
  14. Cultivate a conceptual development, mature thinking process and aesthetic values in order to push forward visual innovation and creative intelligence of the subject of study.
  15. Further develop conceptual strategies and contextualisation of subject to allow translation of 2D image to 3D product.• Develop 2D work in 3D work through the understanding of 3D form, space, volume and materials.
  16. Explore diverse media and technical processes as well as demonstrate awareness and critical thinking on contemporary art issues.
  17. Demonstrate critical skills and be in a position to evaluate and re-assess the work for further development and stronger results of the final products, in terms of both concept and technical execution. Discussion.

AFDI201: FASHION DESIGN PRACTICE I

Course Contents

1. Introduction toillustration techniques: Presenting and studying fashion illustrators and thetechniques used, which then are applied to their own perception and style. Withthese students are encouraged to develop their own design identity.
2. Explanation of the development of drawing and designskills through sketchbook work: Giving great attention to the outcome they want to achieve,students are asked to experiment and develop their design ideas and hence theirskills in their sketchbook before reaching their final decisions.
3. Discover theimportance of research in creating a fashion collection: Basedon the project guidelines, students are encouraged to research and discover theimportance of social, political and cultural influences and comprehend theinfluence that these have in design and fashion.
4. Definition of importance of colour and fabric in designdecisions: Studentsare made aware of the great importance of colour and fabric in fashion. Colourforecasting and its importance are explained. The research of various fabricsby primary research is encouraged and analysis of the correct usage isexplained by images and experiments.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the basic illustration techniques.
  2. Experiment with drawing and design through specific exercises.
  3. Apply social, political and cultural influences in their design process.
  4. Select colour schemes and fabrics appropriate for their project.

AFDI202: PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING III

Course Contents

1. Translating 2D ideas into 3D made up garments: The course promotes the importance of interpreting designs into flat patterns and made-up garments successfully.
2. Familiarization with new techniques: Giving attention to experimental draping on the stand, the importance of silhouette and proportion and the technical ability to create patterns for specific designs.
3. Making up of three-dimensional garments: Students will learn to translate their designs into a three – dimensional made up garment using more advanced sewing techniques.
4. Develop students’ confidence in sewing through personal projects: The student will develop confidence in new complex sewing techniques allowing them to develop new and innovative garments.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Employ variety of pattern making techniques for pattern interpretation.
  2. Use a range of technical skills in pattern production.
  3. Translate a design into a three-dimensional made-up garment using sewing techniques acquired.
  4. Develop confidence in sewing techniques by experimentation and practice.

AFDI203: TEXTILES I

Course Contents

1. Introduction to the terminology of textiles: The course promotes the use of the textiles terminology, which can be applied in fashion business.
2.  Presentation of textiles manufacture and design: Giving great attention to the use of the professional techniques concerning textile production. Students are asked to compile a personal catalogue of textiles, design their own textile patterns.
3. Provide an understanding how textiles behave: Through experiments and tests students will be able to recognize textiles using simple techniques and also acquire an understanding of the fabrics characteristics and limitation in use in fashion garments.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Employ the appropriate terminology necessary in identifying textiles.
  2. Compile a personal textile catalogue.
  3. Test the textiles to identify their properties, characteristics and limitations.

AFDI204: FASHION DESIGN PRACTICE II

Course Contents

1. Importance of research in their project: The course promotes the importance of extended research, from concept to product. The students are encouraged to use all the resources available in order to translate the project brief into a final fashion collection.
2. Awareness of material manipulation: Based on their designs and the details they create, they experiment with fabric and other fashion materials to reach the result they want.
3. Experimenting with illustration techniques:  Once students finalize their designs, they experiment with illustration and layout, to reach the desired presentation of their work.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Present a collection that is based on a subject which is researched in depth and documented in their sketchbooks.
  2. Experiment with materials in a way that enhance the designs.
  3. Present final sketches of their collection with illustrations that represent their project’s mood.

AFDI205: PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING IV

Course Contents

1. Projects in cutting and making up designs: Students participate in design projects and produce their individual patterns for an outfit or outfits of their choice.
2. Introduction to new complex sewing techniques: Binding, piping, French seams, welts, etc will be introduced to students, allowing them to produce garments with a professional finish.
3. Stitch and its aesthetic value: Major attention will be given to the aesthetic value of stitch and its technical ability to create texture and form within a design.
4. The translation of visual imagery into fabric manipulation, with the use of stitch: The student will learn how to use visual imagery and translate the lines, shapes and textures onto fabric using stitch manipulation.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Present and discuss final made- up products.
  2. Produce innovative garments with the use of more complex sewing techniques
  3. Use stitch not only for its technical ability but to create texture and form within a design.
  4. Use visual imagery as an inspiration point, to create manipulated textural fabrics with the use of stitch techniques.

AFDI206: TEXTILES II

Course Contents

1. Examining textile design: The course promotes the importance of studying and analyzing textile design and interpreting the findings into creating new textile designs for fashion.
2. Identifying the complexity of design in fashion: Students are encouraged to experiment and explore alternative materials to create new fabrics.
3. Provide an understanding how to develop an accessory: in conjunction with the study of existing fabrics, developed by the student’s individual fabrics and textiles, based on a research project.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Analyse knitted and woven fabrics and understand their capabilities in the use of garment design.
  2. Design and create new textiles using alternative materials.
  3. Outline the importance and the use of individual textiles on creating accessories.

AFDI214: MARKETING FOR FASHION I

Course Contents

1.  Marketing: Managing profitable customer relationships
a.  Understanding the market place and customer needs.
b.  Designing a customer-driven marketing strategy.
c.  Preparing an integrated marketing plan and program.
d.  Building customer relationships.
e.  Capturing value form customers.
f.  The new marketing landscape.
2.  Designing products: Products, brands, packaging and services
a.  What is a product?
b.  Product classifications.
c.  Individual product decisions.
d.  Product line decisions.
e.  Product mix decisions.
f.  Services marketing.
g.  International product and services marketing.
3.  Industry Research: Research into companies or organisations identified to be specific to graphic design and promotion. Making contact for prospects of work placement in the professional arena.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Understand and reproduce the fundamental functions of Marketing.
  2. Realise how Marketing functions affect Fashion Design.
  3. Use and apply the gained knowledge to comprehend the concepts and practices used by contemporary business organizations in a global competitive market place.
  4. Examine and analyze in some depth the concepts of product, branding, packaging, labeling and service.
  5. Employ and evaluate acquired knowledge of product, branding, packaging, labeling and service in real world to execute design solutions.
  6. Identify and present the local fashion industry in written and oral form.

AFDI215: MARKETING FOR FASHION II

Course Contents

1. Managing marketing information
a.  Assessing marketing information needs.
b.  Developing marketing information.
c.  Marketing research.
d.  Analysing marketing information.
e.  Distributing and using marketing information.
f.  Other marketing information considerations.

2. Advertising sales promotion and public relations
a. Advertising.
b. Sales promotion.
c.  Public relations

3. Infiltrating the Industry: Considering opportunities for employment. Professional practices and methods for job-hunting. Building a cv and interview and presentation skills.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the fundamental functions of marketing.
  2. Understand and learn the concept of the marketing information system and how it operates in today’s competitive world.
  3. Examine and analyze in some depth the marketing research process and indicate how this process can be used to solve business problems in today’s global competitive market place.
  4. Explore advertising, sales promotion and public relations as well as major advertising decisions.
  5. Implement marketing strategies in the problem solving process.

AFDI301: Στυλιστική και Εικόνα

Course Contents

  – Introduction to Styling: an investigation of Styling as this is applied in fashion, art direction, media and popular culture. Styling will be investigated as a powerful visual tool in communication and contemporary culture. Issues of historical representation, fashion and styling, media institutions, visual self-representation and power, will be analyzed through a series of visual examples.
– The relationship between Styling and Image: an in-depth analysis on the distinct mechanisms involved in Image Making and Styling. The course initiates the exploration of color, texture, form, proportion, and available visual mediums in the production of an image; while at the same time issues of communication, symbolism, style and historical visual context are analyzed in correlation to the single image. The image then, is examined and discussed in relation to style and style concept. The course explores the concept of changing or shifting the ‘reading’ of an image through the use of garments, fashion design, accessories, visual style and vocabulary, and their contextual significance.
– An examination and study of a wide range of stylistic manifestations  –urban street style, haute couture, magazines, fashion and advertising photography, music and music video, film, art, social media etc.- and the impact of styling and image in relation to market and consumer needs. An in-depth analysis of how the expression of style is also an indicator of technological, cultural, social, political and financial parameters.
– Styling and Image Projection. Examination of the imagery of human expression and its relationship to race, region, medium, social group and brand imagery. The relevance of creating a stylistic approach for a fashion brand through the careful construction of identity and personality.
– Styling and Image Making: from concept to production. Issues to be examined are: the formulation of a visual concept, the importance of research, creating a mood board, searching for appropriate material and set props, identify and apply trends and production considerations. The use of styling and image in creating content for specific audience, publication or client.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Identify the impact and contribution of styling in relation to fashion, fashion design, art direction, digital and print publications, art and design, retailers and advertising.
  2. Locate the creative exchange between the object of representation and the subject itself.
  3. Determine the mechanisms engaged in image production and the significance of stylistic decisions attached.
  4. Demonstrate the ability of utilizing complex visual references, stylistic approaches and visual elements in constructing a statement, a concept, a message or an identity
  5. Examine a wide range of styles and be able to appropriately apply these visual definitions accordingly
  6. Develop an aesthetic vision, indispensable in understanding, absorbing, and generating an innovative visual concept within the fashion world.
  7. Develop theoretical, critical and practical skills in relation to styling and image making, in the context of specific industry projects.

AFDI302: HISTORY OF FASHION DESIGN I

Course Contents

History of Fashion Design during the period 1910- 1960.
1. The influence of the industrial revolution on the 1900s.
2. The emancipation of women in the 1920s and the changing body form of the woman and her liberation.
3. Pre and post war influences on fashion of the 30’s and 40’s.
4. The romantic 50s and the last years of haute couture.
5. Important fashion designers.
6. The art movements of the 20th century (such as Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Art Deco and Pop Art).

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Explain and demonstrate how socio-political and economic situations of the specific periods can influence fashion trends.
  2. Identify and recognize the difference between each decade of the 20th century, and explain how designers have helped shape each historic period.
  3. Outline the important influence that art movements have had on fashion designers.

AFDI303: SHOP SPACE AND DISPLAY

Course Contents

• Introduction to the Fashion Display project. Written and verbal briefing and analysis. Brainstorming and visual references gathered to begin research and creating a sketchbook.
• The general activity of research and the need for research in fashion and design in identifying needs, target audiences in accordance to achieving clear communication.
• Identifying the importance of visual intelligence and awareness in contemporary retail design and visual merchandising.
• Search for references in existing shops. Focus and study shopping epicentres, brand flagship stores, and guerrilla stores build on innovation, surprise and flexibility.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Identify the need of visual intelligence and awareness in contemporary display design and the importance of visual merchandising.
  2. Understand and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of innovative shop and window displays in retail stores or trade shows.
  3. Utilize, prepare and implement various techniques for visual and oral communication in design.
  4. Deal with basic interior design problem solving.
  5. Employ new forms and experiment with innovative materials suitable new generation shops and fashion environments.
  6. Present and analyse of commercial and promotional projects from specialist stores to branded high street chain stores.

AFDI304: COSTUME DESIGN FOR STAGE

Course Contents

  – Introduction to Styling: an investigation of Styling as this is applied in fashion, art direction, media and popular culture. Styling will be investigated as a powerful visual tool in communication and contemporary culture. Issues of historical representation, fashion and styling, media institutions, visual self-representation and power, will be analyzed through a series of visual examples.
– The relationship between Styling and Image: an in-depth analysis on the distinct mechanisms involved in Image Making and Styling. The course initiates the exploration of color, texture, form, proportion, and available visual mediums in the production of an image; while at the same time issues of communication, symbolism, style and historical visual context are analyzed in correlation to the single image. The image then, is examined and discussed in relation to style and style concept. The course explores the concept of changing or shifting the ‘reading’ of an image through the use of garments, fashion design, accessories, visual style and vocabulary, and their contextual significance.
– An examination and study of a wide range of stylistic manifestations  –urban street style, haute couture, magazines, fashion and advertising photography, music and music video, film, art, social media etc.- and the impact of styling and image in relation to market and consumer needs. An in-depth analysis of how the expression of style is also an indicator of technological, cultural, social, political and financial parameters.
– Styling and Image Projection. Examination of the imagery of human expression and its relationship to race, region, medium, social group and brand imagery. The relevance of creating a stylistic approach for a fashion brand through the careful construction of identity and personality.
– Styling and Image Making: from concept to production. Issues to be examined are: the formulation of a visual concept, the importance of research, creating a mood board, searching for appropriate material and set props, identify and apply trends and production considerations. The use of styling and image in creating content for specific audience, publication or client.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Identify the impact and contribution of styling in relation to fashion, fashion design, art direction, digital and print publications, art and design, retailers and advertising.
  2. Locate the creative exchange between the object of representation and the subject itself.
  3. Determine the mechanisms engaged in image production and the significance of stylistic decisions attached.
  4. Demonstrate the ability of utilizing complex visual references, stylistic approaches and visual elements in constructing a statement, a concept, a message or an identity
  5. Examine a wide range of styles and be able to appropriately apply these visual definitions accordingly
  6. Develop an aesthetic vision, indispensable in understanding, absorbing, and generating an innovative visual concept within the fashion world.
  7. Develop theoretical, critical and practical skills i

    Course Contents

    This unit engages students with the practical and critical understanding of the scenographic and costume design principles.  It sets out to develop students’ skills, competences, critical and practical processes and concepts; while exploring creative approaches and resourceful techniques in relation to the act of designing for the Theatre and the Performing arts.
    The unit, though it addresses a wide span of major concerns and disputes around these design fields, it places emphasis on a major concern and preoccupation of these areas, the Body in Space. As it expands and develops within the fashion course, the unit primarily looks into this major notion through a set of critical and practical speculations and/or real life projects and studio situations. Through seminal and critical paradigms of scenographic and costume design approaches from leading practitioners along with a series of practical applications and studio experimentation, students primarily address and develop understanding of the scenographic presence /perception of the Body in Space. They become engaged in pushing forward creative proposals in respect to the Body’s visual rendering(s) in Space and in relation to a given text/play /concept. Emphasis is placed on the development of an informed and imaginative visual lexicon that lights up and creatively contributes to the production outlook.
    Students are, subsequently, guided into understanding, setting and exploring creative strategies and approaches, in respect to text analysis and its visual translation(s), scene and character breakdown and story/mood boarding. Attention is paid on building up an inventive and insightful visual identity of the character as well as of the environment she inhabits through analytical and critical research. In addition, temporal and spatial perceptions are addressed along with critical concerns in regards to the relationship between audiences and performers. Issues around the sensory and conceptual properties of the materials are tackled, pushing forward creative associations and possibilities. In that respect, the elements of Light and Sound are addressed.
    Relative issues and cultural paradigms from the area of Performance Arts are briefly brought up that relate to Fashion Design’s contemporary contexts and concerns. Key ideas of crossdiciplinary practices and approaches are explored and assessed as designing for the Theatre and the Performing Arts reflect on collaborative design actions and solutions.

    Learning Outcomes of the course unit

    By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

    1. Identify and explore the fundamental principles of scenography and costume design, demonstrating critical understanding and practical engagement (A, B)
    2. Recognize major concerns, disputes and critical contexts of scenography and costume design (A, B)
    3. Situate their creative practice and area of interest within international cultural contexts, global and local design tendencies and approaches (A, B,C)
    4. Acquire the capacity to understand, promote and reflect on the sensory and conceptual experience of designing for the Theatre and the Performing Arts (A, B,C)
    5. Explore and apply creative methods, techniques and strategies for concept development and communication, production management and design implementation (A, B,C)
    6. Generate contextual and conceptual understanding of the Body in Space and create a series of visual rendering of it in Space that reflect on creative translation of textual analysis (A, B)
    7. Synthesize an articulated scenographic proposal for the Theatre and the Performance art, including all production stages of the costume design field that is informed of all technical aspects and reflects on ingenious design approaches and processes (A, B, C)
    8. Evaluate at different critical stages context, concept and idea implementation through group and individual presentations and critiques (A, B)
    9. Understand the gesture of designing for the Theatre and the Performing Arts as a collaborative gesture – towards a collaborative concept and process, in the spirit of a production team – and assess possibilities for cross-disciplinary actions (A, B, C)

    n relation to styling and image making, in the context of specific industry projects.

AFDI305: HISTORY OF FASHION DESIGN II

Course Contents

History of Fashion Design during the period 1960- now.
1. Fashion of the 60’s.
2. The 70s (Disco Fever, glitter, drugs, hippies and the Afro beauty).
3. The 80s power woman e.g. Madonna, women of Dynasty and their influence on fashion.
4. Environmental awareness, of the 90’s and its effect on the fashion and textile industry.
5. Futuristic fashion of the new millennium.
6. Current designers who are helping shape the fashion of the future.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the sociopolitical influences of specific periods, and use these as inspiration for future collections.
  2. Analyze and use current trends as a source of inspiration for fashion design collections.
  3. Recognize the importance of the fashion designers, and to support their immense influence on the 20th century design.

AFDI306: Φωτογραφία Μόδας

Course Contents

Fashion photography course aims to guide students through an advance level of technical concepts and artistic challenges with a focus on fashion. Students will explore the analytical, creative and technical potential of fashion photography, both in the studio and on location. Students will develop the skills, confidence and imagination required to manage photographic shoots while producing a creative and original body of work.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Develop further understanding related to photographic vocabulary, technique and equipment.
  2. Make basic adjustments in a digital photograph using the appropriate means and tools.
  3. Expand knowledge of key technical elements and get confident in the use of photography, both its craft and technology.
  4. Get familiar with advance studio lighting.
  5. Analysis and description on fashion photography and Image.
  6. Understand Information on fashion photographers and their work in reference to technique, philosophy, concepts and idea of beauty. How these visual styles have influenced current styles (techniques used visual style example of images).
  7. Apply research methodologies in order to visualize and organize a fashion photo shoot.
  8. Retrieve and explore personal research.
  9. Participate in group discussions and analysis of research.
  10. Undergo project briefing, written and verbal analysis.
  11. Engage and develop visual personal research with personal visual experimentation, sketches with ideas and thoughts in order to expand on ideas and develop personal expression and individuality.
  12. Apply photographic experimentation in order to develop personal expression and employ skills appropriate to the fashion production.
  13. Manage fashion photo shoots, independently and / or as a member of a team.
  14. Solve communication and technical problems skilfully.
  15. Use the photographic skills learned to communicate with ideas and portray developed concepts with the camera use.
  16. Post-production: practise digital retouching for image enhancement.
  17. Recognize the printing techniques and the importance of presentation level.
  18. Present final fashion photographs with concern for quality.
  19. Participate in group critiques with critical mind.
  20. Receive feedback for the assessments presentation.

AFDI310: RANGE PLANNING AND FORECASTING

Course Contents

1. Collection presentation skills: Students will develop a creative collection based on an area of personal excellence, e.g. menswear, women’s wear or children’s wear. Students will present their package with specialised finished presentation sheets, which include flat drawings of the garments, fabric and colour board illustrations and photography.
2. Research methods: Advanced research skills and its importance when working in specialized areas e.g. sportswear, menswear, knitwear, accessories etc. Understanding of appropriate fabrication, colour trends, shapes for a fashion collection and its appropriate use for each season.
3. Professional fashion styling: The course will enable students to develop and practice fashion styling through a series of photo shoots in photographic studio and external locations, based on a conceptual theme chosen by the students.  Through these excises major attention is given to location, lighting, model (hair and make-up) suitable clothes, props and accessories suitable based on chosen theme.
4. Provide an understanding how to develop an accessory: In conjunction with the study of existing materials, developed by the student’s individual abilities and based on a research project.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Develop professional presentation skills.
  2. Understand how to research specialized areas e.g. sportswear, menswear, knitwear, accessories etc.
  3. Use effectively fashion styling and fashion photography.
  4. Outline the importance of designing and creating fashion accessories.

AFDI311: FASHION PROMOTION

Course Contents

This course has been designed to give a deep comprehension of how products and brands are promoted in the worldwide fashion industry. Throughout the duration of this course students will examine the tactical and strategic promotional tools used in the dynamic fashion environment; covering promotional events, marketing, fashion media, visual merchandising and public relations. This course will develop the understanding and practical knowledge of business management communications in a fashion context, in addition to honing creative skills.
The course encourages the development of individual creative ability and support through the development of a high level of practical orientated technical skills as well as skills in research, analysis, problem solving and critical reflection and the visual, written and verbal communication skills required for Fashion Promotion.
Students will go through a series of lectures on understanding of the key critical, social, cultural, historical and business concepts, issues and debates relevant to contemporary Fashion Promotion and Fashion Marketing. Furthermore there will be an input of comprehensive knowledge of contemporary professional practice and the creative process in fashion promotion, and an awareness of current areas of development and innovation in the areas of emerging media platforms and marketing techniques.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Identify, define and articulate in detail, knowledge of the relevant contextual, theoretical issues involved in the construction of narrative in the context of creative practice.
  2. Manage and make appropriate use of the interaction between research process and product within an innovative professional promotional outcome Assimilate and implement complex design solutions required for the implementation of the information content, in relation to its purpose and users.
  3. Acquire key personal developmental skills that involve working independently while interacting effectively with others. Selecting appropriate communication and information technologies to communicate a promotional narrative.
  4. Understand the key theoretical concepts and business practices employed within the field of fashion promotion and communication
  5. Establish extensive knowledge in the field of fashion promotion and communication, placing emphasis on creativity and appropriateness of ideas.
  6. Develop a full understanding of the breadth of the fashion and communication industries through research and investigation.
  7. Provide preparation for the world of work and enable graduates to respond to varied employment opportunities.
  8. Promote an understanding and practical knowledge of modern promotional methods and business practice within the fashion PR and communication industries, generating solutions to a range of problems using appropriate, industry-relevant means of fashion communication.
  9. Design and produce communication strategies, campaigns and materials for a range of specified audiences and contexts, using appropriate styles and media and deploying management, leadership, teamwork and organizational skills.

AFDI312: FASHION ACCESSORY DESIGN

Course Contents

1. The importance of accessories in fashion collections: Provide an understanding of the important role accessories play in a fashion collection whether it is a headpiece, shoes, bags, jewellery or hats, and how they are used in photo shoots to enhance an outfit or convey a theme.
2. Design and drawing skills for accessories: Development of individual’s creativity and ability to design and draw accessories, using different drawing material or media in order to effectively communicate their ideas.
3. Research methods: Advanced research skills and its importance when working in specialized areas e.g. millinery design, shoe design, jewellery design etc. Understanding of appropriate fabrication, materials, colour trends, shapes for an accessory collection and its appropriate use for each season.
4. Provide an understanding how to develop a 3D prototype accessory: In conjunction with the study of existing materials developed by the students individual abilities and based on a research project, the student will produce 3D prototypes using suitable materials and techniques to achieve the desired look.
5.  Traditional and innovative materials: Research of traditional and innovative materials will be the first step in the development of a product proposal. Good knowledge of traditional materials as well as an introduction to innovative materials and their use in accessories will be an important part of the course. The limitations and the correct use of materials will be explored through product prototyping.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Use accessories in a creative and innovative way to complement outfits for fashion collections.
  2. Apply drawings techniques and design skills to illustrate fashion accessories in order to communicate to fashion designers or manufacturer design ideas.
  3. Produce a collection of fashion accessories which has been based on research for materials, manufacturing techniques as well as research on a specific theme which will be used as inspiration.
  4. Design and produce a collection of fashion accessories that are creative and innovative and enhance a fashion collection.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of materials and technical drawing skills by creating and prototyping new and innovative fashion accessories.

AFDI313: MAJOR COLLECTION PROJECT

Course Contents

1. Final collection development: Students will develop a creative collection of outfits thought detailed sketchbook work and layout design development.
2. Discover the importance of research in creating a fashion collection: Based on the project guidelines, students are encouraged to research and discover the importance of social, political and cultural influences and comprehend the influence that these have in design and fashion and use them when designing their final collection.
3. Final presentation: Students participate in final presentations where they discuss their ideas from the initial research stage, through to concepts and final design work.
4. Creation of fashion business: Students learn to set- up their fashion business, from logo designing, profile package design, setting up their own studio and developing time and cost management skills for their business.
5. Fashion show organization skills: Students develop management skills within the organization of their fashion show by dealing with models, models agencies, fashion sponsors, professional outfit fittings and sound, image and lighting production

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to undertake a professional collection building.
  2. Apply social, political and cultural influences in their design process.
  3. Present and discuss professional portfolio for the manufacture.
  4. Develop abilities to set-up private fashion business.
  5. Understand the procedures involved in organizing a fashion show for the public.

AFDI314: SENIOR PROJECT

Course Contents

Senior project (Thesis): the final project towards the completion of the course, which can be regarded as the thesis. It is a course where students act as individual designers in an investigation of a course of their own choice.
Research and analysis: The course can be of any nature/idea/concept ranging from drugs to kama sutra. The ultimate scope is to conduct an extensive research into the course (utilizing all conventional or not media) and prepare an extended essay from the research findings and analysis.
Self-negotiated project: The student negotiates a personal Programme of Study and develops a Senior Project. The negotiated programme is devised in conjunction with the Course Supervisor and the Personal Tutor. The course requires the student to initialize a written brief and produce final design solutions and a written thesis of 7000 words. The relationship between the thesis and the design solution is closely aligned or tenuously linked. The emphasis is on innovation and variety where topics can cross boundaries in both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary guises.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Promote innovation and variety towards topics, which can cross boundaries in both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary guises through creating concepts, designing visuals and writing research.
  2. Assimilate and define the role of research within art and design and produce a thesis that has the potential of being listed within the professional sphere.
  3. Employ appropriate techniques and operate in those situations demonstrating a mixture of visual notation to client presentation standard and production prototypes of professional quality.
  4. Capacity to engage in a written brief and produce final design solutions and a written thesis of 3500 words which will be based on questioning and testing the area of research.
  5. Build and explore into the area of investigation problems that will defend as well as support the role of the designer/communicator in the selection of design solutions.
  6. Acquirement of skills required for the importance of research writing In Art and Design.

AART201: LIFE DRAWING I

Course Contents

Introduction on contemporary art issues current and historic in the context of the project theme given.

Ability in linking a variety of media with subject matter and individual concept.

Expanding the visual possibilities of image making derived from a series of drawings, collages or mixed media.

Acquiring wider perspective on playful image manipulation and appropriation.

Development of sketchbook and preparatory work, clarification of visual content and appropriate media applied.

Supporting individual ideas with current issues concerning contemporary art.

Emphasis on how the final result of a particular project can be presented in the context of an exhibition or formal presentation. For example framing, enclosing or dealing with free standing objects.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define ideas in the framework of the project given developing abstract, representational or conceptual approaches according to the individual concept employed.
  2. Review experimentation and research work using diverse techniques and media and recognise and focus on innovative results.
  3. Examine related artists and their diverse approaches used in contemporary art dealing with cultural social and racial issues.
  4. Examine the innovative use of relevant materials and content in the experimentation process. Develop ability to work in series.
  5. Plan presentation on a series of visuals derived from the initial research process, open to group discussion.
  6. Debate on issues of interest proposed from the final presentation or group discussion, ability to use feedback in a constructive manner and move towards conclusion of individual project to its final form.

AART202: LIFE DRAWING II

Course Contents

A general Introduction on contemporary art issues current and historic in the context of the project theme.

Creation of a ‘movement’ projected via a storyboard and its various possibilities. A study on a narrative. Personal observations made on the object/subject taken, in its static form and in movement.

 Extensive researching and experimenting with different animation techniques such as (hand drawn, stop motion, collage or model making)

Development of sketchbook and preparatory work, clarifying the content.

 Establish a successful conclusion first in 2D form (the flip book) and then a 3D representation inspired from it. Additional knowledge obtained in how the final result of a particular project can be presented in the context of an exhibition or formal presentation. For example framing, enclosing or dealing with free standing objects.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define various animation techniques applied in art and design fields and in the media.
  2. Locate individual methodology, assess and experiment with specific working techniques and media.
  3. Demostrate visual and general knowledge on diverse methods used on animation (drawing animation, clay animation object animation cut out animation, stop motion animation) etc.
  4. Experiment with ideas to construct a narrative or a sequence using a single or a combination of different media such as drawing, collage, painting, photography mixed media or other.
  5. Manage an ongoing research into visual and theoretical references in contemporary art and their intended aesthetic values.
  6. Evaluate personal ideas and concepts in group discussions; develop critical thinking and visual intelligence in terms of process and final outcome.

AART204: ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES I

Course Contents

·  A general introduction to a survey of concepts, methods, and issues of Illustration as a vehicle of visual organization, thought, and expression.
·  A comprehensive exploration of Illustration techniques and concepts designed to expand awareness of the art of mixed media and to expose students to issues relevant to contemporary art and performance.
·  An exploration of the subject of Illustration through lectures, discussions, critiques, and of the process of making images and objects. Introduce students to Illustration not in the conventional sense, but as a conceptual interpretation of «ideas» in alternative media and new art forms, which include traditionally fine art media combined with more experimental media such as installations, video and performance.
·  Focus on illustration accentuating philosophical languages of phenomenology and psychology of space. The curriculum places primary importance on aesthetic and personal development and emphasizes a critical and historical understanding of the use of space within our culture.
·  Establish how various historical, theoretical, and the popular aspects of art and performance art are manifested in ephemeral, time based and process-oriented work that will get students to understand alternative media of art including ordinary routines of everyday life, autobiographical, rituals, site specific environmental transformation, multimedia production and/or community based projects of social and political empowerment.
·  Enhance their oral and visual communication skills for maximum effectiveness. Focus on the visual presentation of their work such as use of materials, layout rules and other presentation techniques.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define Illustration as a conceptual interpretation of «ideas» in alternative media and new art forms, which include traditionally fine art media combined with more experimental media such as installations, video and performance
  2. Identify how various historical, theoretical, and the popular aspects of art and performance art are manifested in ephemeral, time based and process-oriented work that will get students to understand alternative media of art.
  3. Apply a variety of subject matter expressed in traditional and non-traditional media, in order to develop a critical approach to the use and application of visual imagery in a historical, cultural and social context.
  4. Analyze the stages of research, invention, exploration, development and production by investigating the themes intelligently through critical and/or theoretical readings and writings.
  5. Propose a unique context for which work is created and as an outcome to have the ability to be articulate and decisive about the work.
  6. Evaluate the outcome of their work, justify the solutions to their illustration projects and appraise the significance of illustration in the advancement of their visual language.

AART205: ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES II

Course Contents

A general survey of advanced concepts, methods, and issues of Illustration as a vehicle of visual organization, thought, and expression.

A comprehensive exploration of advanced Illustration techniques and concepts designed to expand awareness of the art of mixed media and to expose students to issues relevant to contemporary art and performance.

A further exploration of the subject of Illustration as a conceptual interpretation of «ideas» in alternative media and new art forms, which include traditionally fine art media combined with more experimental media such as installations, video and performance.

Focus on illustration accentuating philosophical languages of phenomenology and psychology of space. The curriculum places primary importance on aesthetic and personal development and emphasizes a critical and historical understanding of the use of space within our culture.

Establish even further how various historical, theoretical, and the popular aspects of art and performance art are manifested in ephemeral, time based and process-oriented work that will get students to understand alternative media of art including ordinary routines of everyday life, autobiographical, rituals, site specific environmental transformation, multimedia production and/or community based projects of social and political empowerment.

Further enhance their oral and visual communication skills for maximum effectiveness. Focus on the visual presentation of their work such as use of materials, layout rules and other presentation techniques.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Relate Illustration to conceptual interpretations of «ideas» in alternative media and new art forms, which include traditionally fine art media combined with more experimental media such as installations, video and performance.
  2. Recognize in an advanced approach how historical, theoretical aspects of art and performance art are manifested in ephemeral, time based and process-oriented work that will get students to understand alternative media of art.
  3. Examine more complicated concepts and subjects expressed in traditional and non-traditional media, in order to develop a critical approach to the use and application of visual imagery in a historical, cultural and social context.
  4. Investigate the phases of research, invention, exploration, development and production by examining the themes intelligently through more critical and/or theoretical readings and writings.
  5. Construct a unique context for which work is created and as an outcome to have the ability to be articulate and decisive about the work.
  6. Appraise the outcome of their work, justify the solutions to their illustration projects and assess the significance of illustration in the advancement of their visual language.

AART208: PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN I

Course Contents

Technical knowledge: Development of further knowledge related to photographic vocabulary, technique and equipment. Show confidence in the use of photography, both its craft and technology. Recognition of information related to the basic studio lighting vocabulary and facility, such as background system, props, soft box, light table and umbrellas boomerang, tubes and reflectors. Use new lighting techniques, such as continuous lighting, tungsten, flash lighting, spot, soft, reflected light.

The research process: Exploration of research activity and participation in analysis of research in group discussions. Identification of the codes used in the achievement of clear communication, in the art and design process. Examine the theory and history of photography throughout the master works. Extension knowledge related to photographic framework and identification of the various aspects of the visual culture, photography is embedded in. Appraise the differing functions of photographically generated image and develop a critical approach to its use and application. Appraise the medium as a vehicle of communication.

Project process: Undergo project briefing, written and verbal analysis. Analysis project tasks, requirements. Use brainstorming sessions and collection of inspired personal research in order to expand on fresh ideas. Develop visual personal research with personal photographic experimentation. Imagine, create, compose and edit photographic illustrations using craft and technology. Develop of personal expression and interpretation of ideas into visual forms with critical and self-critical abilities Recognize the importance of interpretation and execution in photographic process. Solve communication and technical problems skilfully. Recognize the printing techniques and the importance of presentation level. Present final photographic illustrations considering the communication and execution process, personal expression and conceptual thinking, as well to presentation level. Participation in group critiques with critical mind. Receive feedback for the assessments presentation.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Recognize information related to the basic studio lighting vocabulary and use studio lighting and facility with confidence.
  2. Identify knowledge related to photographic framework and distinguish the various aspects of the visual culture, photography is embedded in.
  3. Apply the medium as a vehicle of communication. Analyze the diverse functions of photographically generated image and develop a critical approach to its use and application.
  4. Analyse personal research and experimentation in order to expand on ideas and develop personal expression and individuality.
  5. Imagine, create, compose and edit influential images using craft and technology with critical and self-critical abilities. Resolve communication and technical problem skillfully.
  6. Justify final photographic illustrations considering the communication and execution process, personal expression and conceptual thinking, as well the presentation. Evaluate work in group critiques with critical mind.

AART209: PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN II

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Technical knowledge: Development of proficiency in the use of photography, both in its craft and technology.

The research process: Exploration of research activity and participation in analysis of research in group discussions. Examine and explore research in order to gain information, inspiration and find answers in communication problems. Look at contemporary photographic image and analyse the codes used to create illustrative and clear meanings. Identify the importance of interpretation and execution in photographic process. Recognise of key concepts, movements and styles and analysis of significant photographers and their work. Appraise the medium as a vehicle of communication and develop a critical approach to its use and application.

Project process: Undergo project briefing, written and verbal analysis. Analysis project tasks, requirements. Use brainstorming sessions and build inspired personal research to visualize fresh ideas. Engagement and development of visual diaries with gathered information, observations, personal visual experimentation, sketches with ideas and thoughts in order to expand on ideas and develop personal expression and individuality. Apply photographic experimentation and translation of sophisticated concepts into photographic illustrations. Imagine, decode, design, create and edit photographic illustrations using craft and technology. Develop of personal expression and interpretation of ideas into visual forms with critical and self-critical abilities Recognize the importance of interpretation and execution in photographic process. Solve communication and technical problems skilfully. Recognize the printing techniques and the importance of presentation level. Present final photographic illustrations considering the communication and execution process, personal expression and conceptual thinking, as well to presentation level. Concern for quality and express personal views. Present final photographic illustrations considering the communication and execution process, conceptual thinking, individuality and critical mind, as well the printing techniques and presentation level. Participation in group critiques with critical mind. Receive feedback for the assessments presentation.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive foundation in photography in all its aspects in relation to art and design. Express proficiency in its use, of both its craft and technology, and develop confidence to direct others.
  2. Recognize the medium as an art form and a vehicle of ideas and show advance knowledge of key concepts, movements and styles and recognise significant photographers and their work.
  3. Identify the power of photographic image while appreciate the infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution photography medium offers. Examine and experiment with personal research, in order to design fresh up to date ideas and develop personal expression, aspiration and individuality.
  4. Identify that critical mind, creative thinking and individuality are essentials in designing with photography.
  5. Compose using communication skills and express critical and self-critical abilities. Imagine, decode, design, create and edit sophisticated concepts into visual forms.
  6. Value quality and express personal views. Debate in participation in group critiques with critical mind.

AART212: COMPUTER ART I

Course Contents

Introduction to Computer Art: Overview of Apple Macintosh environment and vector graphics. Adobe Illustrator interface prologue.

Vector graphics design basics: Drawing tools, basic shapes and navigation. Rulers, guides and grids as drawing aids. Possibilities of pen tool, brushes and combined graphics. Color importance and differences between color modes (CMYK and RGB).

Computer as medium: Individual or group exercises stressing the use of computer as medium inorder to design and produce various given tasks using design principles and hierarchy. Exercises include basic computer skills acquired.

Advanced techniques: Lab-based workshop on type tool, paragraphs and typography attributes. Format and adjust text flow. Alignment and pathfinder palette. Layering and use of live effects.

Pre-Press Planning: Prepare final artwork for review and press. Use of safe area, crop and bleeds marks. Understand and use the printing process and identify the printing limitations

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define certain IT technologies in relation to the area of specialization
  2. Construct necessary skills and knowledge of computer design as a tool for designers
  3. Employ skills and competences characterised by harmony and function between design and technology
  4. Review traditional art and design boards to a contemporary art and design methodology
  5. Describe the basic design tools of the software package
  6. Recognize and design final artwork needed for general cause of the areas of specialization in art and design
  7. Evaluate, choose and support appropriate technology, technique to use in the professional sphere

AART213: COMPUTER ART II

Course Contents

Introduction to pixel based graphics/ key concepts: Understand the possibilities of pixel based graphics. Adobe Photoshop interface prologue. Get familiarised with colours and identify differences and importance of CMYK, RGB and Greyscale. Know the significance of resolution for pixel-based images.

Pixel graphics design basics: Selection, retouching, painting and navigation tools. Rulers, guides and grids as drawing aids. Know the possibilities of layer palette, brushes and combined tools.

Computer as medium: Individual or group exercises stressing the use of computer as medium in order to design and produce various given tasks using design principles and hierarchy. Exercises include basic computer skills acquired.

Advanced techniques: Lab-based workshop on pen tool. Complex image retouching, advance shadows and correct use of effects. Understating channels, isolation and masking.

Pre-Press Planning: Prepare final artwork for review and press. Learn the different file formats and their possibilities. Appraise the printing process and identify the printing limitations.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define certain IT technologies in relation to the area of specialization
  2. Construct necessary skills and knowledge of computer design as a tool for designers
  3. Employ skills and competences characterised by harmony and function between design and technology
  4. Review traditional art and design boards to a contemporary art and design methodology
  5. Describe the basic design tools of the software package
  6. Recognize and design final artwork needed for general cause of the areas of specialization in art and design
  7. Evaluate, choose and support appropriate technology, technique to use in the professional sphere

AAVC101: VIDEO PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY I

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AAVC102: VIDEO PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY II

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AAVC130: HISTORY OF MOVING IMAGES

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AAVC201: MOTION GRAPHICS & ANIMATION TECHNIQUES I

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Learning Outcomes of the course unit

AAVC202: MOTION GRAPHICS & ANIMATION TECHNIQUES IΙ

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AFDI207: FASHION ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES I

Course Contents

Development of individual design features and representation of ideas  initially through an extensive use of sketchbook and research input.
Study of the human body with emphasis given on depicting form, correct proportions and various qualities of drawing according to the requirements of the project.
Production of a body of visual work that conveys the figurative or object based work: (accessories, props, design details and other features) in an appropriate mood and design context.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Show an understanding of diverse approaches in media applications using both technological and traditional means.
  2. Support visual work proposed with relevant information concerning theory and practice.
  3. Design for specific audiences with particular reference to cultural backgrounds, age groups and gender.
  4. Utilize technical, aesthetic and conceptual knowledge to formulate creative processes based on art and design principals.

AFDI208: FASHION ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES II

Course Contents

Introduction to fashion illustration techniques within a coherent design orientation that focuses on individual students’ concepts, project progression and appropriate use of media.
Extensive knowledge on drawing the human body from different angles showing movement, expressive use of line and advanced technical use of illustration techniques.
A comprehensive study of illustration techniques and styles designed to enhance knowledge of historical and contemporary fashion trends i.e. inspired from: urban environments, street culture music, film, sports etc.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Conduct extensive research, experimentation and produce visual work on project based themes and topics.
  2. Further develop their research methods as a means to engage with contemporary ideas and debates within the area of fashion illustration.
  3. Analyse the stages of research development and production of their work in order to reflect on and assess the effectiveness of all aspects of the process.

AFDI212: COMPUTER- AIDED FLAT PATTERN DESIGN I

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1.  Knowledge of Gerber Software: With in this course students will be introduced to Gerber Software technologies and its importance and use to the fashion industry. They will develop the necessary computer skills required to use certain Gerber software.

2.   Introduction to Accumark Explorer and PDS: Students will be introduced to Accumark Explorer and its use in the fashion industry, as well as learning to navigate correctly though PDS. This will include using the Gerber Launch Pad, creating storage areas for new patterns, rule tables and the correct use of PDS menu bar.

3.  Digitizing of patterns: Attention will be given the digitization of patterns. Students will be demonstrated the proper use of the digitizing table and how patterns are digitized and transferred into Accumark Explorer, ready to be modified in PDS.

4.  Pattern production, using Computer Aided Design: Students will be introduced to the correct use of PDS. With the computer skills acquired the student will be able to produce simple patterns as well as make simple modifications to their digitized patterns.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Understand the proper use of Gerber applications;
  2. Explain and practice basic computer skills, using Accumark explorer and PDS;
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a digitizing table and how patterns can be developed and modified, ready for industry;
  4. Produce simple patterns, using Computer Aided Design.

AFDI213: COMPUTER- AIDED FLAT PATTERN DESIGN II

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1.  Complex patterns in PDS: During this course students will develop greater skills in PDS which will allow them to produce complex patterns and make certain modifications to patterns making this process suitable for made to measure garments. Students will have greater understanding of creating, saving and organizing their patterns in storage areas suitable for later use.
2.  Pattern Grading: Once students have mastered the skill of digitizing their patterns students will be introduced to pattern grading. Grading using the X &Y quadrants, drafting in pieces in the correct layout for grading, grading methods, using the Rule Table Editor and using the functions of Edit Delta and Create Delta.
3.  Using Gerber’s Marker Maker: Students will be introduced to the Marker Making Process. This will include positioning patterns in the correct way in order to save fabric; interpret a Model Editor for a marker, the marker-making screen display, placing pieces in a marker, the Marker making Toolbox and Menu bar. This will enable the student to produce patterns ready for industry.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Design and develop more complex patterns in PDS.
  2. Understand and prepare patterns which are created, graded, saved and organized into storage areas using Accumark Explorer.
  3. Prepare for industry computerized mark making layouts ready for cutting using Gerber Marker Maker.

AFDI320: MENSWEAR AND TAILORING

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1. Introduction to menswear importance: The course promotes research, both historic and current, of menswear from uniforms to sportswear.
2. Familiarization with tailoring techniques: The study of proportion and fabric in tailoring. The basic tailored jacket, basic two-piece sleeve, fusing, lining, collars and reveres patterns help students to adopt knowledge and produce their individual design jacket patterns.
3. Research into menswear:  Introduction to the importance and the usefulness of research into menswear fashion to understand the timescale in the development of fashion for menswear.
4. Introduction to traditional tailoring techniques:  Students will be introduced to the concept of tailoring by deconstructing a made up tailored jacket and analyzing its interior structure and exterior finishing.
5. Technical skills and finishing techniques used in tailoring: With the construction of a calico jacket students will be introduced to tailoring skills such as placement of tailored collars, sleeves, fusing, facings and linings.
6. Tailoring in the fashion industry: Through this course the student will be able to appreciate the importance of tailoring within the fashion industry, and how traditional tailoring has been used as a back bone for modern designs.
7. Completing tailored outfits: Students will produce their own jacket design using the tailoring skills developed all to be presented in a professional manner.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Justify the importance of tailoring within the fashion industry.
  2. Understand the proportion and details of tailored garments.
  3. Use effectively a range of menswear design details on current fashions.
  4. Develop and practice the skill of professional cutting, sewing and pressing techniques for tailoring.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of traditional tailoring techniques by applying it into contemporary designs.
  6. Justify the importance of tailoring within the fashion industry.
  7. Develop tailored outfits with a professional finish, including linings, fusing and facings.

AFDI321: PROFESSIONAL PATTERN CUTTING AND GARMENT MAKING

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1. Final collection development: Students will develop a creative collection which involves in-depth research, creative pattern cutting research e.g.1/2 scale stand, professional fabric sourcing and specialist styling.
2.  Experimentation with fittings: Patterns, toiles, fittings of toiles and the manufacture of the collection of outfits are all part of this course.
3. Collection presentation skills: Students will develop a creative collection based on an area of personal excellence, e.g. menswear, womenswear or childrenswear. Students will present their patterns with specialised finished presentation sheets, which include flat drawings of the garments that are translated into three dimensions.
4. Making up of final fashion collection: The course will develop student’s sewing skills further, which will be necessary for making up of a professional collection. Major attention will be given to working with fine and difficult fabrics including fabric layout and correct cutting techniques.
5. Planning and organizing final collections for fashion shows:  Students will be given the opportunity to design, sew, prepare toiles and organize fittings with models and present their collections at fashion shows.
6. Preparation of cost and time management sheets: An introduction to specification sheets, cost sheets and time management process used in design houses.
7. Verbal and written communication skills: This course will help students develop correct verbal and written / visual communication skills. In the process of making their final collection students will need to communicate verbally and visually with models for fittings, specialized machinists, printers, fabric dealers and other experts in this field.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to undertake experimental and creative pattern cutting.
  2. Develop abilities concerning individual fittings at a professional level.
  3. Present and discuss professional patterns for the manufacture.
  4. Develop fine sewing skills through the making of their final collection.
  5. Interpret complex two dimensional designs and patterns into three dimensional garments by using the sewing skills which they have acquired.
  6. Work in a professional manner, thus planning and organizing future collections by using specification sheets, time and costs sheets.
  7. Acquire good communication skills, in order to communicate effectively with other members of their future design team.

AFDI333: DESIGN FOR FASHION PUBLISHING

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The course will enable students to become familiar with the importance concerning the production and distribution of information in the fashion industry. The main philosophies and parameters that underlie various means of contemporary publishing design such as magazine design, web design, social media practices etc. will be examined.

In a rapidly changing sector such as publishing students will be introduced to the current developments in online publishing and digital technologies, which are constantly changing the landscape of fashion industry. The course will address creative writing, critical thinking, presentation techniques and novelties, interview skills and social media studies. The course will investigate exhibition design, the art of display and forms of curating for an all rounded understanding of the current cultural production.

There will be an input of comprehensive knowledge regarding the multi-faced and interconnected relationship of image, type, text, motion and interactivity. The course will examine the classification of images and written information in order to convey particular concepts, inform certain context and communicate with desired audiences. The course will tackle the ideas and aesthetic values that precede the relationships of image and content in various publishing media.

Further the course will actively engage with contemporary digital means of publishing promoting self initiated projects that may have real life applications. Online and social media publishing will be examined extensively in search for innovative and alternative means of fashion publishing.

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Identify, define and recognize the various publishing media both in print as well as in time based media.
  2. Acquire in depth understanding of the potentials, philosophy and mechanics of the contemporary digital publishing arena.
  3. Develop interview and creative writing skills; strong literacy and communication skills.
  4. Establish extensive knowledge in the field of fashion publishing and communication, placing emphasis on creativity and appropriateness of ideas.
  5. Acquire self-motivation and initiative, tenacity and a passion for what is required, acquire diplomacy and the ability to deal with all kinds of people deploying leadership and teamwork skills.
  6. Demonstrate time management and organization skills; the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.
  7. Develop good understanding of successful visual design qualities and some practical competence in online and digital applications.
  8. Promote an understanding of the contemporary cultural production, social conditions and aesthetic tendencies that define the current fashion arena.
  9. Design, create and produce real-life individual publishing proposals that bare communication strategies, concepts and aesthetic for a range of specified audiences and contexts, using appropriate styles and media deriving from the fashion industry.
  10. Understand research methodologies and recognize theoretical as well as visual research processes.

AGDS207: APPLIED DESIGN I

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Applied Design 1 is an Art based course of an experimental nature, both in two and three dimensions. A practical course which explores the visual language and its significance to culture and society.  Emphasis is given primarily to solutions mostly geared towards sculptural design nevertheless it opens up the awareness for unlimited art and design applications using a combination of materials.

Students in this course are faced with a variety of problems and challenges in terms of thinking and conceptualizing. They are also faced with the technical side of the challenge, like making different materials to work together, using hand and power tools and also finding practical solutions to their ideas and their 2-D designs. Research and a lot of rough work is required.

Students are required to do an extensive research on any aspect of relocation/displacement subject that interests them. As a result of their research do a series of drawings and/or collage works related to their topic documenting the act of relocation/displacement and its affect. This will form the basis of their final work.

Students produce a final work based on the exploratory study and body of research they have conducted. They use any media and format

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define the general activity of research and the need for research in Art and Design and articulate intentions, values and meanings of works produced by contemporary artists.
  2. Recognize new skills and techniques and critically reflect on research findings
  3. Examine both practical and conceptual considerations through the development of the project and express the developed ideas visually.
  4. Relate a variety of forms, everyday objects, photographs, maps, videos, sound and language, to transform concepts and forms into artworks.
  5. Compose in a range of contexts, media and materials. Question and contextualise individual practices and that of others and engage in a group dialogue.
  6. Evaluate the work in a reflective process where the nature and function of the given project is questioned and challenged..

AGDS208: APPLIED DESIGN II

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Applied Design 2 continues from Applied Design 1 with further exploration through the introduction of more advanced project content.

Students in this course are faced with a variety of problems and challenges in terms of thinking and conceptualizing. They are also faced with the technical side of the challenge, like making different materials to work together, using hand and power tools and also finding practical solutions to their ideas and their 2-D designs. Research and a lot of rough work are required.

Part A

Students  are required to explore an obsession of theirs  through an extensive research, experimentation and documentation

Part B

Students are required to create a final work in any media – drawing or painting, small sculpture, video or combination of alternative media – based on their research and experimentation of the first part of the project

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Define a significant range of skills, techniques, tools, practices and/or materials which are associated with the nature of the Applied Design project.
  2. Demonstrate research activities and set achievable intermediate goals appropriate to a project of advanced research. Employ analytical and methodological skills in developing concepts.
  3. Examine different approaches to transform concepts and experimentations into artwork.
  4. Inspect further strategies and utilise expertise, imagination and creativity in appropriate media.
  5. Plan and propose presentations of the results of experimentation and utilization of skills.
  6. . Justify criteria for evaluating and directing work and asses critically the final work in a group dialogue.

AGDS307: ADVANCED APPLIED DESIGN

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The Art and Design Production: Students in this course are faced with a variety of problems and challenges in terms of thinking and conceptualizing

Professional Outcome: Students faced with the technical side of the challenge, like making different materials to work together, using hand and power tools and also finding practical solutions to their ideas.

Research prior to Production: The role and importance of research in art and design.

Design Solutions: The use of various design categories ranging from corporate identity, to print and moving image advertising, company profiles and brochures to sales-of-point material and web literature.

Studio Work: Studio work is carried out involving the whole group and takes place within the whole spectrum of the duration of the course as this is allocated on the weekly schedule. Studio work also includes interim and final critiques

Learning Outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. Identify and comprehend the particular perceptual skills needed for the nature and function of site-specific art and design and production.
  2. Experiment and examine individual aptitudes within art and design in relation to visual communication
  3. Argue, evaluate and support variety of problems and challenges in terms of thinking and conceptualising.
  4. Capacity to employ and demonstrate a sense of quality of visual forms in the environment and of its process of the imaginative recreation
  5. Ability to develop a personally negotiated semester project on art and design production, formulating solutions designed with both conceptual and technical expertise

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