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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 1) - Illustration (DESI09077)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is designed to encompass studies undertaken either within ECA or on internship. Students work on a series of projects and are encouraged to collect and analyse research that is creatively informed and critically aware, and develop creative concepts through integrated iterative processes incorporating making, evaluating, presenting and reflection. The course will enable students to develop, 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 personally conceptualise briefs. They will begin to position their personal practice within the discipline, exploring a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation, exhibition and documentation of work, as appropriate.
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.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOnly available to visiting students in the Design School
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  50
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 54, External Visit Hours 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 25, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 300 )
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 1 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 or Learn.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to project briefs, and formulate appropriate approaches.
  2. DEVELOP: select and apply appropriate material and conceptual development through a transparent iterative process.
  3. REALISE: realise project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
Reading List
- Hogarth, P. Artist as Reporter. Fraser (1986)
- Brereton, R. Sketchbook: the hidden art of designed, illustrators, and
creative Laurence King (2009)
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 Harvey Dingwall
Tel: (0131 6)51 5726
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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