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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Work Based Placement (Semester 2) (DESI09033)

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. The course develops students' professional awareness of current working methods and practices within their discipline in order to plan their personal focus and direction within the discipline. The course will introduce advanced professional practices and methods and enable students to begin to professionally position their practice, exploring a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation, and documentation of 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: recognise work based placement and studio requirements and generate appropriate creative responses.
  2. REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on your work-based placement experience and plan appropriate studio activity in response.
  3. COMMUNICATE: communicate proposals, concepts and responses, using appropriate professional methods.
Reading List
Drucker, P (1985). Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Harper Business
Carnegie, D (2006). How to Win Friends and Influence People: Vermillion
Audi, R (2008). Business Ethics and Ethical Business: OUP USA
Storti, C (2007). The Art of Crossing Cultures: Intercultural Press

Cumming, V & Cunnington, C W & Cunnington, P E (2010). Dictionary of Fashion History: Bloomsbury Academic
Ledbetter, N M (1981). Tailoring: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques: Reston
Peacock, J (2000). Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook: Thames & Hudson

Graphic Design
Hort, E G (2010). Hort: gestalen
Shaughnessy, A (2010). How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing your Soul: Laurence King

Hogarth, P (1973). Paul Hogarth┐s American Album: Lion and Unicorn Press
Spender, S & Hockney, D (1993). China Diary: Thames & Hudson

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
Boothroyd, A (2012). Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business (Setting Up Guides)
Bernabei, R (2011). Contemporary Jewellers: Interviews with European Artists. Berg
Film & TV
Murch, W (2001). In the Blink of an Eye Paperback
Lumet, S (1996). Making Movies Paperback

Performance Costume
La Motte, R (2010). Costume Design 101: 2nd Edition: The Business and Art of Creating Costumes for Film and Television: Michael Wiese Productions
Foreman, G (2009). A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre (Performance Books): Methuen Drama

Product Design
Anderson, C (2013). Makers: The New Industrial Revolution: Random House Business
Hudson, J (2011) Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture: Laurence King

Quinn, B (2013). Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design. Laurence King
Briggs-Goode, A (2013). Printed Textile Design. Laurence King
Mellor S. & Elffers, J (2002). Textile Designs. Latest edition, Thames & Hudson
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Use formal and informal presentations to a range of audiences. Draw on a range of sources in making judgements. Listening skills. Decision-making. Responsibility and initiative. Self-motivation.
Study Abroad N/A
Course organiserDr Jonathan Murray
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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