Tim Parry-Williams, Course Leader of MA Design: Fashion and Textiles at British Bath Spa University, Visits SIVA·DeTao Advanced Class
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, 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
Textiles that Parry-Williams brought along
Students and teacher of Fashion and Costume Design Class (Fashion·Knitwear·Sportswear) posing for photos with Parry-Williams
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.
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.