Undergraduate Course: Design & Screen Cultures: Issues in Contemporary Cinema (DESI08059)
|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.
Through a diverse range of assignments you will test, apply and communicate your investigation of key ideas and case studies. The specific aims of the course are to enable you to build contextual understanding of design and visual culture; to help you further develop competence, imagination and positional understanding when applying key concepts relevant to the production and analysis of designed artefacts, environments and objects of visual communication; and to encourage you to identify and explore relevant research methods as well as to interrogate key critical concepts that will establish a contextual foundation for the development of your studio practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|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)
||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||Dr Jonathan Murray
|Course secretary||Miss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712