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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 1) - Graphic Design (DESI09058)

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 Summary
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
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
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  1
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( 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 350 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course. At the end of Semester 1 students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
Feedback 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
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
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

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 organiserMr Marco Scerri
Tel: (0131 6)51 5727
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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