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Postgraduate Course: MFA Design Studio (40 Credits) (DESI11077)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis is a compulsory course in Semester 1 of your second year of the MFA. You will work on self-selected and generated projects, consolidating upon your previous practice and undertaking a deeper practical and theoretical investigation into your chosen discipline.
Course description The content of this course is specific to your programme specialism. The teaching and course work is based in your specialist studios and workshops. The Virtual Learning Environment supports teaching and is used for delivery of projects that make up the content and structure of the course.

This course aims to:

1 Consolidate practice, professional, technical and creative skills
2 Consolidate a professional approach to manage, structure and resolve an innovative contribution to your discipline
3 Consolidate your ability to propose, justify and undertake a project with clearly defined critical aims, objectives and methods
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 6, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 22, External Visit Hours 8, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 342 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative and summative assessment will require students submit a portfolio of artifacts, images and text as a single PDF document which will communicate their understanding of the learning acquired through the course. The portfolio elements should evidence both the student┐s material and conceptual learning and map onto the Learning Outcomes.
Feedback Feedback is regularly communicated through the course. This takes a number forms, verbally through group and individual meetings where work and ideas are discussed with both peers and tutor. There is also a specific mid semester formative feedback point when indicative grades are given.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. EXPLORE: Demonstrate independent initiative, substantial autonomy and self-critical generation of innovative ideas
  2. DEVELOP: Develop a critical and contextualised relationship between creative practice and theory reflecting a significant understanding of your discipline
  3. SYNTHESISE: Evaluate and consolidate research within the production of realised projects with a critical understanding of the contexts of your discipline
Learning Resources
Learning Resources are specific to each Programme and communicated via Talis on LEARN.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Have a personal vision and goals and be able to work towards these in a sustainable way
Be able to exercise critical judgment in creating new understanding
Be able to identify, define and analyse problems and identify or create processes to solve them
Seek and value open feedback to inform genuine self-awareness
Be able to use collaboration and debate effectively to test, modify and strengthen their own views
Understand social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities and issues
Course organiserDr Jessamy Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)51 5816
Course secretaryMr Mathieu Donner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5740
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