FSM433 - Materials & Prop Construction III

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Subject Title
Materials & Prop Construction III

Subject Description
Building on Materials and Prop Construction II, students will continue the exploration of display related materials.  Projects will be constructed for specific window event/installations.  Therefore the course will include sourcing supplies and manufacturers and researching materials available.  The course will also include prop making as a major asset to visual merchandising.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of materials in the construction and installation of window displays;
  2. Reserach new innovative materials and research the application of these materials;
  3. Source suppliers and manufacturers;
  4. Produce and install a theme-related exhibit as part of a special event;
  5. Apply decision making and problem solving techniques;
  6. Develop team building and facilitative strategies.

  • Through demonstrations, workshops, lab assignments and class critiques, students will be introduced to all of the materials mentioned above
  • Presentation of examples and idea sources
  • Samples of materials
  • Team discussion
  • Experimentation and research of the materials will be encouraged and opportunities given to see these materials on display and in prop related areas

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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