Tim Parry-Williams, Course Leader of MA Design: Fashion and Textiles at British Bath Spa University, Visits SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class

2017-12-12 10:04:18

Tim Parry-Williams, course leader of MA Design: Fashion and Textiles at British Bath Spa University, visited SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class on 1 December 2017, where he delivered a promotional speech on the course. Parry-Williams’ visit gave students a clear direction of future development and allowed them to maximise their advantages.

The SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class-Fashion and Costume Design Class (Fashion·Knitwear·Sportswear) is led by DeTao Masters professors Patrick Gottelier and Jane Gottelier, who have paved the way for students to study abroad at the onset of the course. Since its inception, the professors have invited experts from noted British universities to give intensive courses each semester with the hope of broadening the horizons of students. They have also incorporated a ten-day field trip to London into the curriculum, which allows students to experience the local learning environment and atmosphere. Moreover, Professor Jane Gottelier occasionally offers guidance to students on their applications to overseas tertiary institutes. By inviting related university experts to the Gottelier Studio, the professor is able to brief, guide and conduct mock interviews with the students, preparing them for the competitive world of design.

Tim Parry-Williams, course leader at British Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University has been designated a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the only one in the U.K. for both Creativity & the Arts and Enterprise & Employability. The university also tops other British tertiary institutes in terms of teaching-quality assessment and satisfaction, and its CETL, as an innovative enterprise of the U.K., which is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Bath, where the university is located, is the only English city to be listed as a World Heritage Site, and is famed for its Roman Baths, Georgian architecture and the ancient Bath Abbey. World famous writer Jane Austen once lived here. The countless museums, theatres and shopping centres add an international vibe to the area, which is praised as the most classical and beautiful English city.

Parry-Williams delivering a promotional speech to the students
Parry-Williams elaborately introduced the courses at Bath Spa University to the students with special emphasis on his course Fashion and Textiles. He demonstrated many outstanding works and videos, along with exceptional designs by students from around the globe.

Textiles that Parry-Williams brought along
The students of SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class -Fashion and Costume Design listened attentatively to the introduction to the MA degree, which helped students who were intending to study abroad gain the necessary information to facilitate the process. At the end of the speech the studio also arranged one-to-one explanations and work appreciation sessions for students hoping to study abroad with Parry-Williams.

Students and teacher of Fashion and Costume Design Class (Fashion·Knitwear·Sportswear) posing for photos with Parry-Williams
Parry-Williams’ visit and promotional talk offered students a clearer picture of their future and how best to apply to their desired tertiary institutes abroad. The students of SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class also demonstrated exceptional professionalism in their exchanges with Parry-Williams, who approved of and praised their works.
About SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class
SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class is the joint efforts of DeTao Masters Academy and Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA). With industrial masters as its core and based on the disciplinary outlines of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the teaching results are ensured from multiple perspectives: the selection mechanism, curriculum design and content, teachers’ qualifications and teaching methods, teaching hardware and software, and the student and teacher evaluation process.
About Fashion and Costume Design Class (Fashion·Knitwear·Sportswear)
The course is jointly led by DeTao Master of Knitwear and Fashion Design Professor Jane Gottelier and DeTao Master of Apparel and Product Design Professor Patrick Gottelier with the assistance of the teaching team at SIVA. It aims to cultivate and maximise the creativity of the students in fashion design, while developing their professional skills and commercial knowledge in the industry. Their understanding of personal social responsibility is also enhanced, so as to equip them with the skills required to optimise the limited resources in the fast-changing socioeconomic environment, thus succeeding in the career path they have chosen.