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Postgraduate Course: Disseminating Design Practices (DESI11099)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills to disseminate your practice both within the studio environment and beyond. It focuses on the relationship between the production, distribution, consumption, mediation and exposition of your practice. By addressing the role of dissemination the course will also enable you to critically examine the wider cultural contexts that inform your practice. In doing so you will explore modes of writing and communicating ideas about your own practice, as well as the work of other practitioners in your field and beyond. Further to this the course also considers a range of exposition modes, such as curating, through which your practice can be disseminated.
Course description This course is designed to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills to disseminate your practice both within the studio environment and beyond. It focuses on the relationship between the production, distribution, consumption, mediation and exposition of your practice. By addressing the role of dissemination the course will also enable you to critically examine the wider cultural contexts that inform your practice. In doing so you will explore modes of writing and communicating ideas about your own practice, as well as the work of other practitioners in your field and beyond. Further to this the course also considers a range of exposition modes, such as curating, through which your practice can be disseminated.

This course aims to:

Enable you to critically reflect upon and examine the role of dissemination within your field of practice and beyond

Equip you with the practical and theoretical tools to critically examine the means through which your practice can be disseminated to a public audience, including written and other relevant expositional formats

Further develop your skills in reflexive analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the broader socio-cultural contexts of your research

Furnish you with advanced, specialised skills to communicate your research through a range of appropriate, genre-testing methods
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  120
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 7, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 175 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative assessment will be carried out on a weekly basis in relation to the ongoing seminar and workshop exercises that you will be tasked with completing.

For the summative assessment you will be required to submit a body of writing and, where relevant, other non-textual forms (total of 3,000 words) that explores the wider dissemination of your practice. This will be summatively assessed against all Learning Outcomes (equally weighted).
Feedback Verbal formative feedback will be provided on a weekly basis in relation to the ongoing seminar and workshop exercises. There will be a formal feedback event mid-semester.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify, evaluate and apply a wide range of appropriate, advanced-level research sources relating to the dissemination of your practice.
  2. Critically explore a variety of themes, debates and approaches relevant to the dissemination of your practice.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to creatively manage and structure your research practice through original written and, where relevant, non-textual modes of communication.
Reading List
Clark, T.J. (2006). The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing, London: Thames & Hudson.
Clarke, M. (2007). Verbalising the Visual: Translating Art and Design into Words. Lausanne; Worthing: AVA Academia.
Francis, P. (2009). Inspiring Writing in Art and Design. Bristol: Intellect Books
Grant, C. & Rubin, P. (Eds.) (2012). Creative Writing and Art History. London: Wiley
Gocsik, K., Barsam, R. & Monahan, D. (2013). Writing About Movies. London: W. W. Norton & Company
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
Karp, I. & Lavine, S.D. (Eds.) (2001). Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display. Washington: Smithsonian Museum
Lees-Mafei, G. (Ed.) (2011). Writing Design: Words and Objects. London: Berg.
Lomax, Y. (2000). Writing the Image: An Adventure with Art and Theory. London: I.B.Tauris.
Stacey, J. & Wolff, J. (Eds.) (2013). Writing Otherwise: Experiments in Cultural Criticism. Manchester: Manchester University Press
Tonfoni, G. (2000). Writing as a Visual Art. Bristol: Intellect Books
Turkle, S. (2011). Evocative Objects: The Things We Think With. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills High level research, analysis and communication skills
KeywordsDesign practices; dissemination; mediation; cultures of exposition; writing practices
Contacts
Course organiserDr Agnese Sile
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
Email: Agnese.Sile@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
Email: jane.thomson@ed.ac.uk
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