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TAP1711 - Tapestry practice and theory 1A

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Art and Design

Leader: Kate Derum


Not offered in 2007


This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of tapestry as a means of contemporary creative expression. It focuses on raising awareness of and providing the means to achieve an initial level of competence within the tapestry discipline, while imparting a sound conceptual and technical basis for continuing study in that discipline. The safe handling of materials and equipment is emphasised as an essential part of all studio practice.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have explored a wide range of processes and ideas - drawing, photography collage and related textile techniques;
  2. have developed individual and personal responses to projects
  3. have considered their work within both historical and contemporary tapestry practice;
  4. have basic skills in materials and structures appropriate to their personal visual expression;
  5. understand and apply the principles of occupational health and safety practices in the studio


Folio of studio work: 100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice


Admission to an Art & Design course or permission




FNA1901 or FNA1902