Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Work-Based Placement (Semester 1) - Graphic Design (DESI09058)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is designed to encompass studies undertaken both within ECA but primarily on work-based placement. Students primarily work on placement activities and conclude with studio project(s). Students are encouraged to fully and professionally engage with their work-based placement requirements, and their subsequent ECA studio activity which allows time to reflect on this professional experience. The course will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of professional practice and critically appraise a body of clearly defined project material that communicates a progression of ideas and an awareness of contemporary creative practice and user/audience needs. Students will develop advanced creative methods, techniques, approaches, materials and processes, exploring how practitioners conceptualise briefs. They will begin to professionally position their personal practice, exploring a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation and documentation of their work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to placement and studio requirements, and formulate appropriate approaches.
- DEVELOP: select and apply appropriate material and conceptual development in response to placement and studio requirements.
- REALISE: realise project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies in response to work placement activities.
| Graphic Design|
Arden, P (2003). It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good
You Want To Be. Phaidon
Brooke T. and Shaughnessy, A (2009). Studio Culture: The
Secret Life of the Graphic Design Studio. Unit Editions
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Manage and prioritise workload and time. Work to deadlines. Exercise autonomy and initiative. Use a range of IT applications to support and enhance work. Organisation. Problem-solving.
|Course organiser||Mr Marco Scerri
Tel: (0131 6)51 5727
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713