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Undergraduate Course: Design & Screen Cultures 2: Visual Narratives (DESI08056)

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 The Design & Screen Cultures 2: Visual Narratives course is designed to help you explore and develop your sense of visual narrative in a wider context. The course will begin with an overview of some of the key theories of visual narrative and look at a broad range of examples to help you consider how images and spaces can tell stories with or without accompanying words. Narrative perspectives of the maker, the audience and visual form itself will be examined to aid your understanding of the visual culture around you, and your role as a maker in its creation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
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.
Assessment is by submission of written work throughout the course with summative feedback at each point of submission
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.
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. COMMUNICATE: 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.
Keywordsresearch,analyse,theory,enquiry,critique,written,communication
Contacts
Course organiserDr Nichola Dobson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
Email: N.Dobson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712
Email: Karolina.Mazur@ed.ac.uk
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