Undergraduate Course: Design Context 2 (DESI08004)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is only available to students in the School of Design.
Indicative course content
This course introduces you to the defining characteristics and events of modernity and postmodernity and to the key critical concepts of modernism and postmodernism by which we comprehend these ideas. It identifies and engages with the significant critical and aesthetic debates and creative practices that have shaped visual culture since the late nineteenth century.
Aims of course
1 To enable you to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of visual culture since the late nineteenth century.
2 To help you develop competence, imagination and understanding when applying key critical concepts relevant to the analysis and production of visual culture.
3 To introduce key critical concepts that will establish a foundation for the theoretical development of your studio practice.
Mode of delivery
blended learning: lectures, workshops, tutorials, projects, presentations, visits, social e-learning
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 44,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 32,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- RESEARCH: Research and show a detailed knowledge of a range of critical and creative approaches using a variety of appropriate tools.
- ANALYSE: Demonstrate an applied knowledge of critical and creative developments both in your field and in relation to their wider cultural influence.
- COMMUNICATE: Show initiative in managing your work and convey creative ideas in a range of imaginatively structured and coherent forms.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Connor, C (1997). Postmodernist Culture: an introduction to theories of the contemporary. Oxford: Blackwell. Harrison, C & Wood, P (2003) Art in Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. Hopkins, D (2000) After Modern Art:1945 - 2000. Oxford: OUP. Sparke, P (2004) An Introduction to Design and Culture in the Twentieth Century. London: Routeledge. Weston, R (2002) Modernism. London: Phaidon. Woodham, J (1997) Twentieth Century Design. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course is only available to students in the School of Design.
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5722
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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