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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 2) - Graphic Design (DESI09094)

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. 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.
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:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2018
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 2 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: recognise work based placement and studio requirements and generate appropriate creative responses.
  2. REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on your work-based placement experience and plan appropriate studio activity in response.
  3. COMMUNICATE: communicate proposals, concepts and responses, using appropriate professional methods.
Reading List
Graphic Design
Hort, E G (2010). Hort: gestalen
Shaughnessy, A (2010). How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing your Soul: Laurence King
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.
Keywordsevaluate,reflect,communicate,present,document,plan
Contacts
Course organiserMr Marco Scerri
Tel: (0131 6)51 5727
Email: mscerri@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
Email: jane.thomson@ed.ac.uk
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