Postgraduate Course: Design Studio Practice and Context (outgoing exchange) (DESI11020)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
Students work on self-selected and generated projects, which offer the opportunity to undertake a wide-ranging and in-depth practical and theoretical investigation into their chosen discipline, and they have the opportunity to undertake a short investigation and appraisal of your practice in relation to its contemporary contexts.
Aims of course
1 To develop individual practice and professional, technical and creative skills within an appropriately identified theoretical context.
2 To promote a professional approach to manage, structure and resolve an innovative contribution to their discipline.
3 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
Desk-Based Research, Studio-based project work, Seminar, Tutorial, Email Assistance.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Appropriate SCQF Level 10 Qualification or equivalent.
|Additional Costs|| course materials and study visits
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- RESEARCH & EXPLORE: Provide a critical framework for the demonstration of independent initiative and self-critical application of original ideas through the identification, definition and testing of methodologies.
- ANALYSE & DEVELOP: Demonstrate a fully integrated, critical and contextualised relationship between creative practice and research, showing a clear knowledge of relevant theoretical, material and technical debates and of how your practice is situated within a broader cultural and theoretical context
- SYNTHESISE & COMMUNICATE: Generate, evaluate and consolidate original research within the production of realised projects, demonstrating 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. Plus Personal Bibliography to be determined in discussion with Tutors.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Harvey Dingwall
Tel: (0131 6)51 5726
|Course secretary||Mrs Fay Mcconnell Heeps
Tel: 0131 221 6139