Motif Map Workshop for Teachers

Motif Workshop
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 10 January 2020
  • Course duration: Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Are you preparing students for roles in the creative industries?

Are you getting them ready to shake up the future of design and be the next generation to challenge the visual world?

If so, then join this workshop specifically developed to innovate your approach to teaching design.


This workshop presents you with new trend tools that will fundamentally change your thinking about brand, design, motif and image.

The research from this workshop has already been shared with industry for several years, attracting brands from Paul Smith to Primark, from Selfridges to Sainsbury, and from Hermes to H&M.

What will I gain?

The knowledge you gain on the workshop will help your students build a competitive edge early and claim their personal aesthetic advantage now.

It will help you highlight what is individual and unique about your students and their design talents.

“As a fashion brand we don't exist in a vacuum . This motif work has shown that understanding trends is not necessarily to follow them blindly.” (Paul Smith)

“These tools could really help us engage our minds much quicker, and generate more ideas relevant to the consumer.” (Max Mara)

“This has really helped to recognise trends and how to push them further into something more unexpected, to develop and create more sophisticated designs and products.” (H&M)

“It prompts designers to think in a different way. We can get to creative ideas sooner, making designers think differently and challenging commercial ideas.” (Selfridges)

Tutor profile: Tim Rundle has been an influential lecturer for over thirty years, with recognised expertise in developing innovative and memorable curriculums with a special interest in visual literacy and aesthetic analysis.

He’s developed some of the highest recruiting undergraduate courses related to fashion at Nottingham Trent University, along with establishing over 25 years’ worth of industry contacts.

He won both the NTU Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award and the Award for Outstanding Teacher in 2017.

Tim has already shared the evolution of his motif archive at various international conferences, with peer-reviewed papers charting the project journey over the last ten years.

He’s been published around this subject, and his highly successful book ‘Visual Contrast’ has been translated into Chinese and Japanese.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the workshop you will:

  • learn about new techniques and fresh ways of responding to trend
  • explore alternative perspectives on image and its application
  • develop working practices to fast-track your students design confidence and creative courage
  • challenge concepts of trend and authenticity
  • complete a range of investigative tasks that you can apply to your teaching in the future.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Friday 10 January 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Friday 10 January 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this workshop is £75.

The fee for this workshop is £75.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418