Undergraduate Course: Design Context 2: Visual Narratives (DESI08017)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will have the opportunity to explore critical and contemporary debates used in the study of visual and material culture.
Through a diverse range of assignments you will test, apply and communicate your investigation of key ideas and case studies. The specific aims of the course are to enable you to build contextual understanding of design and visual culture; to help you further develop competence, imagination and positional understanding when applying key concepts relevant to the production and analysis of designed artefacts, environments and objects of visual communication; and to encourage you to identify and explore relevant research methods as well as to interrogate key critical concepts that will establish a contextual foundation for the development of your studio practice.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
An illustrated and fully referenced 2000-word essay submission on a topic directly related to the syllabus.
Relationship between assessment and learning outcomes:
Each learning outcome has equal weighting (1/3).
||Formative assessment is provided at the mid-point of the academic year. There is also continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the academic year during group sessions and through peer group work.
Assessment is by submission of written work throughout the course with summative feedback at each point of submission.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- RESEARCH: Use a variety of appropriate research approaches to show an understanding of visual images, artefacts, built environments and texts.
- ANALYSE: Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and critically engage with the main theories of cultural production.
- COMMUNICATE: Show initiative in managing and communicating your work through appropriate responses.
|Specific Bibliography will be determined by tutors and uploaded to Learn.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Explore various forms of researching, creative problem solving and decision making, editing, communicating.
|Course organiser||Dr Nichola Dobson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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