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Undergraduate Course: Design Context 2: Design and Society (DESI08052)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents will have the opportunity to explore critical and contemporary debates used in the study of visual and material culture.
Course description This course introduces students to some of the key social issues facing contemporary society and the response of design and visual communication practices. Themes covered by the course include: disability, cultural difference, gender and ageing. The course is designed to enable students to think about design and visual culture in a critically engaged way. In this course students will also be encouraged to approach their own design practices in a reflexive manner.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: ( Design Studio 2 - Animation (DESI08049) OR Design Studio 2 - Fashion (DESI08048) OR Design Studio 2 - Film & TV (DESI08047) OR Design Studio 2 - Graphic Design (DESI08046) OR Design Studio 2 - Illustration (DESI08045) OR Design Studio 2 - Interior Design (DESI08050) OR Design Studio 2 - Jewellery & Silversmithing (DESI08044) OR Design Studio 2 - Performance Costume (DESI08043) OR Design Studio 2 - Product Design (DESI08042) OR Design Studio 2 - Textiles (DESI08041)) AND ( Design Research 2 - Animation (DESI08040) OR Design Research 2 - Fashion (DESI08039) OR Design Research 2 - Film & TV (DESI08038) OR Design Research 2 - Graphic Design (DESI08037) OR Design Research 2 - Illustration (DESI08036) OR Design Research 2 - Interior Design (DESI08035) OR Design Research 2 - Jewellery & Silversmithing (DESI08034) OR Design Research 2 - Performance Costume (DESI08033) OR Design Research 2 - Product Design (DESI08032) OR Design Research 2 - Textiles (DESI08031)) AND ( Design Collaboration 2 - Animation (DESI08030) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Fashion (DESI08029) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Film & TV (DESI08028) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Graphic Design (DESI08027) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Illustration (DESI08026) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Interior Design (DESI08025) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Jewellery & Silversmithing (DESI08024) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Performance Costume (DESI08023) OR Design Collaboration 2 - Product Design (DESI08022) AND Design Collaboration 2 - Textiles (DESI08021))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 19/09/2016
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 170 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. RESEARCH: Use a variety of appropriate research approaches to show an understanding of visual images, artefacts, built environments and texts.
  2. ANALYSE: Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and critically engage with the main theories of cultural production.
  3. OMMUNICATE: Show initiative in managing and communicating your work through appropriate responses.
Reading List
Specific bibliography will be determined by tutors and uploaded to Learn.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Explore various forms of researching, creative problem solving and decision making, editing, communicating.
Course organiserMs Emma Gieben-Gamal
Tel: (0131 6)51 5721
Course secretaryMiss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712
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