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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Work Based Placement (Semester 1) (DESI09032)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is designed to encompass studies undertaken both within ECA but primarily on work-based placement. Students primarily work on placement activities and conclude with studio project(s). Students are encouraged to fully and professionally engage with their work-based placement requirements, and their subsequent ECA studio activity which allows time to reflect on this professional experience. The course will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of professional practice and critically appraise a body of clearly defined project material that communicates a progression of ideas and an awareness of contemporary creative practice and user/audience needs. Students will develop advanced creative methods, techniques, approaches, materials and processes, exploring how practitioners conceptualise briefs. They will begin to professionally position their personal practice, exploring a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation and documentation of their work.
Course description As per the summary description.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Design Studio 2 (DESI08007) AND Design Research 2 (DESI08011) AND Design Context 2 (DESI08012) AND Design Collaboration 2 (DESI08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Accommodation (if not in Edinburgh) and travel to/from work based placement (where not met by company). Range of design materials and trips.
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to placement and studio requirements, and formulate appropriate approaches.
  2. DEVELOP: select and apply appropriate material and conceptual development in response to placement and studio requirements.
  3. REALISE: realise project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies in response to work placement activities.
Reading List
Cholodenko, A (2011). The Illusion Of Life, Essays On Animation: Power Publications
Pikkov, (2010). Animasophy: Estonian Academy of Arts

- Gaimster, J. Visual Research Methods in Fashion. Berg Publishers (2011)
- Black, S. Knitwear in Fashion. Thames & Hudson. (2002)
- Watanabe, N. Contemporary Fashion Illustration Techniques. Rockport
Publishing (1963)

Schon , D (1984). The Reflective Practitioner: Basic Books
Rabiger, M (2004). Directing the Documentary: Focal Press

Graphic Design
Arden, P (2003). It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be. Phaidon
Brooke T. and Shaughnessy, A (2009). Studio Culture: The Secret Life of the Graphic Design Studio. Unit Editions

Hogarth, P (1986). Artist as Reporter: Fraser Brereton, R (2009). Sketchbook: the hidden art of designed, illustrators, and creative: Laurence King

Interior Design
Brooker, G. & Stone, S (2004). Rereading Buildings. London, RIBA
Spankie, R (2009). Drawing Out the Interior, Basics Interior Architecture. AVA Academia

Jewellery and Silversmithing
Cherry, N (2013). Jewellery Design and Development: From Concept to Object: Bloomsbury
Shillito, Ann Marie (2013). Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists: A&C Black Visual Arts

Performance Costume
Bresson, R (1996). Notes on the Cinematographer: Quartet Nadoolman Landis, D (2012) FilmCraft: Costume Design: ILEX

Product Design
Bryden, D (2014). CAD and Rapid Prototyping for Product Design: Laurence King
Brown, T (2009). Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organisations and Inspire Innovation: Collins Business

Coelho, P (1988). The Alchemist: Harper Collins
Kleon, A (2014). Show your work, Algonquin Books

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Manage and prioritise workload and time. Work to deadlines. Exercise autonomy and initiative. Use a range of IT applications to support and enhance work. Organisation. Problem-solving.
Course organiserDr Jonathan Murray
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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