Undergraduate Course: Design & Screen Cultures 2: Design and Society (DESI08057)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will have the opportunity to explore critical and contemporary debates used in the study of visual and material culture
This course introduces students to some of the key social issues facing contemporary society and the response of design and visual communication practices. Themes covered by the course include: disability, cultural difference, gender and ageing. The course is designed to enable students to think about design and visual culture in a critically engaged way. In this course students will also be encouraged to approach their own design practices in a reflexive manner.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Assessment is by submission of written work throughout the course with summative feedback at each point of submission.
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- RESEARCH: Use a variety of appropriate research approaches to show an understanding of visual images, artefacts, built environments and texts.
- ANALYSE: Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and critically engage with the main theories of cultural production
- COMMUNICATE: Show initiative in managing and communicating your work through appropriate responses.
|Specific bibliography will be determined by tutors and uploaded to Learn.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Explore various forms of researching, creative problem solving and decision making, editing, communicating.
|Course organiser||Ms Emma Gieben-Gamal
Tel: (0131 6)51 5721
|Course secretary||Miss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712