FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Textile and Fashion Design

FA 494 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Graduation Thesis
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 494
Spring
2
2
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery Online
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to write an academic paper based on extensive literature research.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to formulate a problem statement.
  • will be able to conduct an independent literature research.
  • will be able to structure an academic paper.
  • will be able to analyze primary and secondary sources.
  • will be able to present the results of their academic research in an oral presentation.
Course Description Supported by a series of lectures, paralleled by a series of minor assignments, students will write an academic paper of ca. 2500 words, about a fashion related subject of their own choice.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Orientation and introduction to academic fields (Searching for / think about the research subject)
2 Research question and Written problem statement+ Introduction to assignment 1 Think about research field+ finding online sources
3 The purpose and place of references. Reading exercise: footnotes + preparation for assignment II (summary of basic texts in your field of research) Hand in assignment I: research question and the titles of two academic articles that will further your research
4 Research methods : References and Bibliography Reading and presenting resources in the class
5 The writing process and avoiding plagiarism. Writing exercise: giving reference Hand in assignment 2 ( comparative analysis of the texts)
6 Structure of the thesis : table of contents + writing process + introduction to assignment 3(chapter 1) Literature review 1: summary of basic texts
7 Creating bibliography + feedback on assignment 2 Literature review 2: interpretation of texts
8 Group appointments with teacher due to field of studies + writing process + introduction to assignment 4 Hand in assignment 3 ( structure + bibliography+ introduction
9 Individual appointments with teacher for feedback on assignment 3 Bring results of your research
10 Writing process + Individual appointments Hand in assignment 4 : chapter 1 ( 1000 words of text)
11 Introduction to assignment 5, Power Point presentation Presenting the research
12 Working on chapter 2 + individual appointments + introduction to assignment 6 Hand in assignment 5 ( power point presentations )
13 Individual appointments + writing draft paper Prepare questions for feedback sessions
14 Finalizing the graduation thesis Hand in assignment 6 ( chapter 2+ conclusion)
15 Semester Review
16 Semester Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

The instructor will suggest sources in regards to the different field of studies and thesis proposal of each student.  

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
60
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
8
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
2
32
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
20
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
6
30
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
12
12
Project
1
24
24
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to develop and design a collection independently.

2

To be able to do maintain a design research individually or as a team.

3

To be able to develop entrepreneurship- and managerial skills for a future professional practice.

4

To be able to understand, interpret and apply theoretical knowledge in fashion and textile design.

X
5

To be able to analyze and integrate the particular local and regional needs and of their profession.

6

To be able to obtain a multidisciplinary point of view, follow and analyze the new issues, changes and trends in contemporary design and art in such a way that they can be integrated into design practice.

X
7

To be able to apply industrial requirements, knowledge of material & usage and know-how knowledge in the creation of high quality fashion products.

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of fashion and textile design.

X
9

To be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.

10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen area of interest.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of fashion and textile design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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