Undergraduate Course: Design Context 3 (DESI09012)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 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 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 Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
External Visit Hours 16,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Essay, or portfolio of work, in response to the specific requirements of the elective course taken in third year: 3000 words.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- RESEARCH: Research and show a critical understanding of several principal methods of enquiry and employ a diverse range of research applications and sources.
- ANALYSE: Demonstrate a critical understanding of several areas of visual culture that enable you to analyse, evaluate and reflect critically on your own field.
- COMMUNICATE: Successfully communicate your research, analysis and professional initiative in a range of well structured, coherent and creative forms.
|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.
|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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