Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 1) - Graphic Design (DESI09078)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed to encompass studies undertaken either within ECA or on internship. Students work on a series of projects and are encouraged to collect and analyse research that is creatively informed and critically aware, and develop creative concepts through integrated iterative processes incorporating making, evaluating, presenting and reflection. The course will enable students to develop, and critically appraise, a body of clearly defined project material that communicates a progression of ideas and an awareness of contemporary creative practice and user/audience needs. Students will develop advanced creative methods, techniques, approaches, materials and processes, exploring how practitioners personally conceptualise briefs. They will begin to position their personal practice within the discipline, exploring a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation, exhibition and documentation of work, as appropriate.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|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-requisites||Only available to visiting students in the Design School
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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 1 students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
||Feedback will be available within 15 working days from the hand-in through the Portal or Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to project briefs, and formulate appropriate approaches.
- DEVELOP: select and apply appropriate material and conceptual development through a transparent iterative process.
- REALISE: realise project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
- Muller-Brockmann, J. Pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design. Lars
Muller Publishers (2000)
- KesselsKramer. Advertising for People Who Don't Like
Advertising. Laurence King (2012)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Manage and prioritise workload and time. Work to deadlines. Exercise autonomy and initiative. Use a range of IT applications to support and enhance work. Organisation. Problem-solving.
|Course organiser|| Marco Scerri
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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