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Undergraduate Course: Design Research 4 (Graphic Design) (DESI10038)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is only available to students in the School of Design.

Indicative course content
This course enables students to develop a personal, integrated, critical and reflective design approach appropriate to their chosen discipline. Students work on self-selected and generated projects within a studio environment.

Aims of course
1 develop and consolidate personal creative methods, techniques and approaches
2 explore how practitioners generate and justify personal project briefs
3 develop and consolidate personal approaches to materials and processes

Mode of delivery
Studio-Based Project Work, Group Crits, Individual and Group Mentoring, Project Review
Course description As Summary
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 1) - Graphic Design (DESI09078) OR Design Externality 3 Minor (Semester 1) - Graphic Design (DESI09064) OR Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 1) - Graphic Design (DESI09058)) AND ( Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Graphic Design (DESI09082) OR Design Externality 3 Minor (Semester 2) - Graphic Design (DESI09042) OR Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 2) - Graphic Design (DESI09094))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs course materials and study trips
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  29
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 50, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 320 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative: Body of research work related to two projects.

Summative: Body of research work related to four projects.
Feedback Formative feedback/feedforward is provided at designated points during the course, and may take a variety of forms (e.g., written verbal) and be delivered through a variety of contexts (e.g., one-to-one meeting, small group crit, VLE posting).
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. INVESTIGATE: use a variety of practical and theoretical methods to demonstrate a sustained and rigorous investigation of personal research themes
  2. CHALLENGE: analyse issues arising from the research and challenge established precepts and assumptions
  3. PLAN: demonstrate a sense of purpose in the development of lines of research inquiry
Reading List
DESI10038 Design Research 4- Graphic Design
- Lupton, E. Design, Writing, Research: Writing on Graphic
Design. Phaidon (1999)
- Skolos, N & Wedell, T. Graphic Design Process: From
Problem to Solution. Laurence King (2012)

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMs Zoe Patterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5720
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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