Undergraduate Course: Design Context 4 (DESI10006)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
In this module you will focus on an individual topic within the broad field of visual culture. It may relate directly to your studio work or extend beyond the normal parameters of your practice. You will identify a research question relating to your topic and utilise appropriate methods to enable you to produce an in-depth reflection, supporting argument and contextualisation in your response.
Aims of course
1 Develop the skills necessary to identify a suitable research project and appropriate methods for your research.
2 Extend your research and analytical skills to enable the successful completion of your research project.
3 Nurture visual and written communication skills that enable you to critically articulate your analytical and creative processes in the form of a research project.
Mode of delivery
blended learning: lectures, workshops, tutorials, e-learning
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 5,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||c.6000 word dissertation on topic of an individual students choosing
||Formative feedback/feedforward is provided at designated points during the course, and may take a variety of forms (e.g., written verbal) and be delivered through a variety of contexts (e.g., one-to-one meeting, small group crit, VLE posting).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- RESEARCH: Research and reason a critical understanding of the key theories, practices and methods that inform your project and employ an approriate range of research applications and sources.
- ANALYSE: Creatively analyse and synthesise the results of your research.
- COMMUNICATE: Demonstrate your ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your own innovative research project.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Blaxter, L et al (2001) How to Research, Buckingham: Open Univeristy Press.
Booth, W et al (1995) The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Boyle, G (2003) Design Project Management. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Emmison, M (2000) Researching the Visual. London: SAGE. Gray, C (2004) Visualizing Research: A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Sullivan, G (2005) Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts. London: SAGE.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DESIGN AND APPLIED ARTS,FASHION AND TEXTILES,VISUAL COMMUNICATION
|Course organiser||Dr Craig Martin
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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