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Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context 2 (DESI08006)

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 Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryIn this course students will be introduced to basic research strategies appropriate to their specific discipline. Students will apply these methods to creatively inform and underpin their studio practice.

The aims of the course are:
1. To introduce students to key theories, practices, contexts and debates in relation to their discipline.
2. To enable students to develop a body of research informed by an introduction to historical and contemporary creative practice, and user/audience needs
3. To develop students┐ abilities in the critical analysis and reflective appraisal of set research themes.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Design Studio 1 (DESI07007) AND Design Research and Context 1 (DESI07006) AND Design Symposium 1 (DESI07005)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Studio 2 (DESI08007) AND Design Symposium 2 (DESI08005)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Appropriate SCQF Level 7 qualification or equivalent
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 98, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 420 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Portfolio of research and context work plus two written submissions
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. INVESTIGATE: use a variety of practical and theoretical approaches to demonstrate an investigation of research themes

  2. SELECT: demonstrate the ability to analyse and select research themes and directions appropriate to specific projects and lines of
    enquiry


  3. COMMUNICATE: convey creative ideas in a range of imaginatively structured and coherent forms
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Zoe Patterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5720
Email: z.patterson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
Email: jane.thomson@ed.ac.uk
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