Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 2) - Fashion (DESI09034)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course. At the end of Semester 2 students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
||Formative assessment is undertaken upon students return from their work based placement. There is continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the session through Skype meetings / e-mail whilst the student is on work based placement, and on their return through group and individual tutorials and peer group work.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: recognise work based placement and studio requirements and generate appropriate creative responses.
- REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on your work-based placement experience and plan appropriate studio activity in response.
- COMMUNICATE: communicate proposals, concepts and responses, using appropriate professional methods.
- Cumming, V. & Cunnington, C. W. & Cunnington, P. E.
Dictionary of Fashion History. Bloomsbury Academic
- Ledbetter, N. M. Tailoring: Traditional and Contemporary
Techniques. Reston (1981)
- Peacock, J. Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th
Century Sourcebook. Thames & Hudson (2000)
|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.
|Course organiser||Ms Claire Ferguson
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713