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Undergraduate Course: Design Studio 1 (DESI07007)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course introduces students to a range of design practices through a series of projects enabling the development of fundamental creative and technical skills. Students are encouraged to develop a personal direction through making, evaluating, presenting and reflecting.

The aims of the course are:
1. To introduce fundamental creative methods, techniques and approaches in response to project briefs
2. To encourage curiosity and a sense of risk taking
3. To introduce the fundamental materials and associated processes
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Research 1 (DESI07011) AND Design Context 1 (DESI07012) AND Design Collaboration 1 (DESI07009)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. RESPOND: Demonstrate creative responses to project briefs.
  2. DEVELOP: Demonstrate a range of fundamental skills and knowledge of processes and materials, through creative projects.
  3. REALISE: Evaluate a body of research work and select suitable concepts for realisation in an appropriate form.
Reading List
Reading List

- Wells, P. The Fundamentals of Animation. AVA Publishing (2006)
- Williams, R. The Animator's Survival Kit. Revised Edition, Faber & Faber (2009)

- Borrelli, L. Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers. Hames & Hudson (2008)
- Jones, T. & Rushton, S. Fashion Now 2 : I-D Selects 160 of its Favourite Fashion Designers from Around the World. Taschen (2008)

Film & TV
- Developing Story Ideas ┐ M. Rabiger ┐ Focal Press, 2000
- Directing the Documentary ┐ Michael Rabinger ┐ Focal Press - 2004

Graphic Design
- Lupton, E. Thinking with Type. New York : Princeton Architectural Press (2004)
- Weingart, W. Typography : My Way to Typography ; Retrospective in Ten Sections. Zu┐rich, Switzerland : Lars Mu┐ller Publishers (2014)
- Gill, B. Forget all the rules you ever learned about graphic design, including the ones in this book. New York : Watson-Guptill Publications (1981)

- Brian Grimwood (2012) ┐Brian Grimwood: the man who changed the look of British Illustration┐. London: Black Dog Publishing
- Angus Hyland and Roanne Bell (2003) ┐Hand to Eye: a survey of contemporary Illustration┐. Laurence King

Interior Design
- Baden-Powell, C. Architect's Pocket Book. Architectural Press, 2nd ed. (2006)
- Ching, F. D.K. Architectural Graphics. John Wiley & Sons, 5th ed. (2009)

Jewellery & Silversmithing
- McCreight, T. Complete Metalsmith : an illustrated handbook. Davis Publications (1982)
- Simblet, S. The Drawing Book. London, DK (2005)

Performance Costume
- Huaixiang, T. Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing methods for Theatre Costume Designers. Focal Press (2010)
- Landis, D. N. FilmCraft: Costume Design. ILEX (2012)

Product Design
- Milton A.& Rodgers, P. Product Design. Laurence King (2011)
- Slack, L. What is Product Design? RotoVision (2006)

- Mellor S. & Elffers J. Textile Designs. New edition, Thames & Hudson (2002)

The above are key texts that are essential for you to be familiar with during this course. You should also be extending this diet of reading by following your own reading stemming from these key texts that support your own idiosyncratic path of work.
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Jonathan Murray
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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