Postgraduate Course: Studio Theories and Contexts (DESI11018)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Design
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course is only available to students in the School of Design.
Indicative course content
This course is designed to help you to contextualise contemporary practices, processes and theoretical debates in design. It offers you the opportunity to undertake a short investigation and appraisal of your practice in relation to its contemporary contexts that will allow you to situate your practice within a broader theoretical, material and technical context as it develops in semester 2.
Aims of course
1 To provide you with the opportunity to identify and pursue theoretical and contextual issues appropriate to the development of your practice.
2 To provide you with the skills to research, propose, manage and undertake an analysis of the values underpinning your practice, anticipated audience/consumer and validating contexts.
Mode of delivery
lectures, seminars, workshops
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Appropriate SCQF Level 10 Qualification or equivalent.
MA - DESI11012, DESI11013, DESI11015, DESI11016, DESI11019
MFA - DESI11012, DESI11013, DESI11014, DESI11015, DESI11016, DESI11017, DESI11019
|Additional Costs|| course materials and study trips
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
|On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. RESEARCH: Identify, define and test the methodologies that provide a critical framework for your practice.
2. ANALYSE: Show a clear knowledge of relevant theoretical, material and technical debates concerning your practice and an ability to situate your practice within a broader cultural and theoretical context.
3. SYNTHESISE & COMMUNICATE: Demonstrate a professional ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your increasingly sophisticated ideas verbally, visually and in writing.
|This course is only available to students in the School of Design.|
Adamson, Glenn., 2007. Thinking Through Craft. Oxford: Berg. Coles, Alex (ed.), 2007. Design Art: Documents of Contemporary Whitechapel: London. Gorman, Carma (ed.), 2003. The Industrial Design Reader. New York: Allworth Press. McNiff, Shaun, 1998. Art-based Research. London: Jessica Kinglsey Publishers. Schon, D., 1983. The Reflective Practitioner. Aldershot: Ashgate. Sturken, M., 2001. Practices of Looking. Oxford. Sullivan, G., 2005. Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts. London: SAGE.
||Contact hours 10 hours
Directed study 0 hours
Self-directed study 90 hours
Total 100 hours
|Course organiser||Dr Juliette Macdonald
Tel: 0131 221 6196
|Course secretary||Mr Neale Summers
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