Postgraduate Course: Studio Theories and Contexts (DESI11018)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is only available to students in the School of Design.
Indicative course content
This course is designed to help you to contextualise contemporary practices, processes and theoretical debates in design. It offers you the opportunity to undertake a short investigation and appraisal of your practice in relation to its contemporary contexts that will allow you to situate your practice within a broader theoretical, material and technical context as it develops in semester 2.
Aims of course
1 To provide you with the opportunity to identify and pursue theoretical and contextual issues appropriate to the development of your practice.
2 To provide you with the skills to research, propose, manage and undertake an analysis of the values underpinning your practice, anticipated audience/consumer and validating contexts.
Mode of delivery
lectures, seminars, workshops
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Appropriate SCQF Level 10 Qualification or equivalent.
MA - DESI11012, DESI11013, DESI11015, DESI11016, DESI11019
MFA - DESI11012, DESI11013, DESI11014, DESI11015, DESI11016, DESI11017, DESI11019
|Additional Costs|| course materials and study trips
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Summative assessment is by portfolio submission
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- RESEARCH: Identify, define and test the methodologies that provide a critical framework for your practice.
- ANALYSE: Show a clear knowledge of relevant theoretical, material and technical debates concerning your practice and an ability to situate your practice within a broader cultural and theoretical context.
- SYNTHESISE & COMMUNICATE: Demonstrate a professional ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your increasingly sophisticated ideas verbally, visually and in writing.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Adamson, Glenn., 2007. Thinking Through Craft. Oxford: Berg. Coles, Alex (ed.), 2007. Design Art: Documents of Contemporary Whitechapel: London. Gorman, Carma (ed.), 2003. The Industrial Design Reader. New York: Allworth Press. McNiff, Shaun, 1998. Art-based Research. London: Jessica Kinglsey Publishers. Schon, D., 1983. The Reflective Practitioner. Aldershot: Ashgate. Sturken, M., 2001. Practices of Looking. Oxford. Sullivan, G., 2005. Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts. London: SAGE.
|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||Miss Emma Binks
Tel: (0131 6)51 5740
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