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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) (DESI09028)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is designed to encompass studies undertaken either within ECA or on internship. The course develops students┐ professional awareness of current working methods and practices within their discipline in order to plan their personal focus and direction within the discipline. The course will introduce advanced professional practices and methods and enable students to begin to position their practice within the discipline. Students will explore a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation and documentation of work.
Course description As described in short description
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Design Studio 2 (DESI08007) AND Design Research 2 (DESI08011) AND Design Context 2 (DESI08012) AND Design Collaboration 2 (DESI08008)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Research and Context 3 (Semester 2) (DESI09030)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Appropriate SCQF Level 8 qualification or equivalent.

This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design.
Additional Costs Range of design materials and trips pertaining to programme specialism. Likely to incur general costs relating to photocopying, printing and so forth.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOnly available to visiting students in the Design School.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  2
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 16/01/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 54, External Visit Hours 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 25, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 300 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework
Each learning outcome has equal weighting (1/3).

Formative assessment is provided at the mid-point of the semester. There is continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the session through group and individual tutorials and peer group work.

Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course. At the end of Semester 2 students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. EVALUATE: demonstrate a recognition of the professional context for the discipline and apply appropriate professional practices.
  2. REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on your personal position and potential direction within the professional context and plan appropriate future activity.
  3. COMMUNICATE: communicate proposals, concepts and responses, using a variety of appropriate methods.
Reading List
Bryden, D (2014). CAD and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design: Laurence King
Brown, T (2009). Change by Design: How Design Thinking Creates New Alternatives for Business and Society: How Design Thinking Can Transform Organisations and Inspire Innovation: Collins Business
Boothroyd, A (2012). Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business (Setting Up Guides)
Drucker, P (1985). Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Harper Business
Carnegie, D (2006). How to Win Friends and Influence People: Vermillion
Audi, R (2008). Business Ethics and Ethical Business: OUP USA
Storti, C (2007). The Art of Crossing Cultures: Intercultural Press
Grove, E (2004). Raindance Producer Lab: Focal Press
La Motte, R (2010). Costume Design 101: 2nd Edition: The Business and Art of Creating Costumes for Film and Television: Michael Wiese Productions
Foreman, G (2009). A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre (Performance Books): Methuen Drama
Hogarth, P (1973). Paul Hogarth┐s American Album: Lion and Unicorn Press
Spender, S & Hockney, D (1993). China Diary: Thames & Hudson
Hort, E G (210). Hort: gestalen
Shaughnessy, A (2010). How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing your Soul: Laurence King
Cumming, V & Cunnington, C W & Cunnington, P E (2010). Dictionary of Fashion History: Bloomsbury Academic
Ledbetter, N M (1981). Tailoring: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques: Reston
Peacock, J (2000). Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook: Thames & Hudson
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Use formal and informal presentations to a range of audiences. Draw on a range of sources in making judgements. Listening skills. Decision-making. Responsibility and initiative. Self-motivation.
Study Abroad No
Course organiserDr Jonathan Murray
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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