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Undergraduate Course: Design Context 2 (DESI08004)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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 description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Design Context 1 (DESI07001) AND Design Studio 1 (DESI07002) AND Design Research 1 (DESI07003) AND Professional Design Practice 1 (DESI07004)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Studio 2 (DESI08001) AND Design Research 2 (DESI08002) AND Professional Design Practice 2 (DESI08003)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Appropriate SCQF Level 7 qualification or equivalent.

This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design.
Additional Costs course materials and study trips
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  180
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 44, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 32, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 120 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) TBC
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. RESEARCH: Research and show a detailed knowledge of a range of critical and creative approaches using a variety of appropriate tools.
  2. ANALYSE: Demonstrate an applied knowledge of critical and creative developments both in your field and in relation to their wider cultural influence.
  3. COMMUNICATE: Show initiative in managing your work and convey creative ideas in a range of imaginatively structured and coherent forms.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is only available to students in the School of Design.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Jonathan Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5722
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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