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Undergraduate Course: Design Studio 4 (Animation) (DESI10051)

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) - Animation (DESI09081) OR Design Externality 3 Minor (Semester 1) - Animation (DESI09070) OR Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 1) - Animation (DESI09068)) AND ( Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Animation (DESI09069) OR Design Externality 3 Minor (Semester 2) - Animation (DESI09045) OR Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 2) - Animation (DESI09098))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a degree programme owned by the School of Design
Additional Costs course materials and study trips
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  16
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) Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course.
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. 1.INITIATE: demonstrate the initiation and evaluation of original creative concepts in response to research findings through critical assessment
  2. 2.EVALUATE: demonstrate the evaluation of the development of projects through a structured, transparent and personal methodology and considered judgment
  3. 3.RESOLVE: demonstrate appropriate material development through a transparent iterative process, leading to resolved outcomes at an appropriate professional standard, demonstrating an integrated relationship between practice, theory and industry
Reading List
DESI10051 Design Studio 4 - Animation
- Mackendrick, A. On Film-Making. Faber & Faber (2006)
- Wells, P. Basics Animations 01: Scriptwriting. Fairchild Books
AVA (2007)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Alan Mason
Tel: 0131 221 6135
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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