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Undergraduate Course: Design Collaboration 1 (DESI07009)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course encourages students to consider different approaches to knowledge and enquiry as they look at issues affecting the world in which we live. It is designed to help students develop a deeper critical understanding of their chosen area of study by setting the subject in a wider context.
1. to introduce students to an issue-based approach to creative and
intellectual endeavour.
2. to provide the students with the opportunity to reflect on their
discipline within a wider context.
3. to encourage interdisciplinary collaborative activity and debate.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Studio 1 (DESI07007) AND Design Research 1 (DESI07011) AND Design Context 1 (DESI07012)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design
Additional Costs class materials
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. ANALYSE: demonstrate the ability to examine an issue from a number of viewpoints in a collaborative context.
  2. REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on their discipline within a wider context.
  3. COMMUNICATE: communicate proposals, concepts and responses orally, visually and in writing, using a variety of appropriate methods and forums.
Reading List
Reading List

- Wells, P. The Fundamentals of Animation. AVA Publishing (2006)
- Williams, R. The Animator's Survival Kit. Revised Edition, Faber & Faber (2009)

- Borrelli, L. Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers. Hames & Hudson (2008)
- Jones, T. & Rushton, S. Fashion Now 2 : I-D Selects 160 of its Favourite Fashion Designers from Around the World. Taschen (2008)

Film & TV
- MacDonald, K. & Cousins, M. Imagining Reality. (Faber 1998)
- Mackendrick, A. On Filmmaking. Faber & Faber (2004)

Graphic Design
- Glaser, M. Graphic Design. London : Secker & Warburg (1973)
- Chwast, S. The Push Pin Graphic : A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration. San Francisco : Chronicle Books (2004)

- Alan Fletcher (2001) ┐The Art of Looking Sideways┐. Phaidon Press

Interior Design
- Baden-Powell, C. Architect's Pocket Book. Architectural Press, 2nd ed. (2006)
- Ching, F. D.K. Architectural Graphics. John Wiley & Sons, 5th ed. (2009)

Jewellery & Silversmithing
- McCreight, T. Complete Metalsmith : an illustrated handbook. Davis Publications (1982)
- Simblet, S. The Drawing Book. London, DK (2005)

Performance Costume
- Burnett, K. Collaborators. The Society of British Theatre Designers (2007)
- Landis, D. N. Costume Design (Screencraft series). Rotovison (2003)

Product Design
- Lefteri, C. Materials for Design. Laurence King (2014)
- Bielefeld, B. Basics Technical Drawing. Birkhauser Verlag (2006)

- Mellor S. & Elffers J. Textile Designs. New edition, Thames & Hudson (2002)

The above are key texts that are essential for you to be familiar with during this course. You should also be extending this diet of reading by following your own reading stemming from these key texts that support your own idiosyncratic path of work.

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Course organiserDr Jonathan Murray
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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