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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Minor (Semester 2) - Graphic Design (DESI09042)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to encompass studies undertaken either within ECA or on internship. 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 position their practice within the discipline. Students will explore a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation and documentation of work.
Course description As Summary
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Range of design materials and trips pertaining to programme specialism. Likely to incur general costs relating to photocopying, printing and so forth.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  2
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 25, External Visit Hours 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative assessment is provided at the mid-point of the semester. There is continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the session through group and individual tutorials and peer group work.

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.
Feedback Feedback will be available within 15 working days from the hand-in via the Portal.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. EVALUATE: demonstrate a recognition of the professional context for the discipline and apply appropriate professional practices.
  2. REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on your personal position and potential direction within the professional context and plan appropriate future activity.
  3. COMMUNICATE: communicate proposals, concepts and responses, using a variety of appropriate methods.
Reading List
Graphic Design
- Hort, E. G. Hort. Gestalen (2010)
- Shaughnessy, A. How to be a Graphic Designer Without
Losing your Soul. Laurence King (2010)
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.
Course organiserMr Marco Scerri
Tel: (0131 6)51 5727
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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