Undergraduate Course: Design Context 3 (one semester) (DESI09013)
|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||Indicative course content
This module 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. You are enouraged to present and contextualise your practice in a manner that is both articulate and creative. This module consists of elective projects which are designed to advance your creative confidence and analytical abilities.
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 practice.
Mode of delivery
blended learning: lectures, workshops, tutorials, projects, visits, social e-learning
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 16,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
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 critical understanding of an appropriate method of enquiry and employ an appropriate range of research applications and sources.
- ANALYSE: Demonstrate a critical understanding of an area of visual culture that enables you to analyse, evaluate and reflect critically on your own field.
- COMMUNICATE: Successfully communicate your research, analysis and professional initiative in an appropriate, well structured, coherent and creative form.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Blaxter, L. et al (2001)<b>How to Research</b>. Buckingham: Open University Press. Booth, W. et al (1995) <b>The Craft of Research</b>. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Cottrell, S (2005) <b>Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument</b>. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Rampley, M. (ed) (2001) <b>Exploring Visual Culture</b>. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Rose, G (2001) <b>Visual Methodologies</b>. London: Sage. Sturken M & Cartwright L (2001) <b>Practices of Looking</b>. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DESIGN AND APPLIED ART, FASHION AND TEXTILES, VISUAL COMMUNICATION
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5722
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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