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Undergraduate Course: Design Context 3 (DESI09012)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 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 encourages you to develop a sophisticated theoretical narrative and historical perspective for your practice. The focus is placed more upon your own work and its development in relation to the broader field of visual culture.

Aims of course
1 To encourage you to critically reappraise your practice and to support you in developing a variety of communication skills.
2 To offer you a range of short electives that allow you to pursue your key creative ideas in more depth and detail.
3 To introduce you to a variety of creative research approaches and to aid you in the development of appropriate research methods that you can test out in your own practice.

Mode of delivery
blended learning: lectures, workshops, tutorials, projects, visits, e-learning
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Design Studio 2 (DESI08001) AND Design Research 2 (DESI08002) AND Professional Design Practice 2 (DESI08003) AND Design Context 2 (DESI08004)) OR (SCQF8 QUAL)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Studio 3 (DESI09001) AND Design Research 3 (DESI09002) AND Professional Design Practice 3 (DESI09003)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, External Visit Hours 16, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Essay, or portfolio of work, in response to the specific requirements of the elective course taken in third year: 3000 words.
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 critical understanding of several principal methods of enquiry and employ a diverse range of research applications and sources.
  2. ANALYSE: Demonstrate a critical understanding of several areas of visual culture that enable you to analyse, evaluate and reflect critically on your own field.
  3. COMMUNICATE: Successfully communicate your research, analysis and professional initiative in a range of well structured, coherent and creative forms.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography
Blaxter, L. et al (2001)How to Research. Buckingham: Open University Press. Booth, W. et al (1995)The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Cottrell, S (2005)Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Rampley, M. (ed) (2001) Exploring Visual Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.Rose, G (2001)Visual Methodologies. London: Sage. Sturken M & Cartwright L (2001)Practices of Looking. 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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