Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 1) - Graphic Design (DESI09058)
|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. 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.
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 1 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: evaluate and respond to placement and studio requirements, and formulate appropriate approaches.
- DEVELOP: select and apply appropriate material and conceptual development in response to placement and studio requirements.
- REALISE: realise project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies in response to work placement activities.
| 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
|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 organiser||Mr Marco Scerri
Tel: (0131 6)51 5727
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713