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Undergraduate Course: Design & Screen Cultures 4 (DESI10052)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIndicative course content
In this module you will focus on an individual topic within the broad field of visual culture. It may relate directly to your studio work or extend beyond the normal parameters of your practice. You will identify a research question relating to your topic and utilise appropriate methods to enable you to produce an in-depth reflection, supporting argument and contextualisation in your response.

Aims of course
1 Develop the skills necessary to identify a suitable research project and appropriate methods for your research.
2 Extend your research and analytical skills to enable the successful completion of your research project.
3 Nurture visual and written communication skills that enable you to critically articulate your analytical and creative processes in the form of a research project.

Mode of delivery
blended learning: lectures, workshops, tutorials, e-learning
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  173
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 5, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 188 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) c.6000 word dissertation on topic of an individual students choosing
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. RESEARCH: Research and reason a critical understanding of the key theories, practices and methods that inform your project and employ an approriate range of research applications and sources.
  2. ANALYSE: Creatively analyse and synthesise the results of your research.
  3. COMMUNICATE: Demonstrate your ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your own innovative research project.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography
Blaxter, L et al (2001) How to Research, Buckingham: Open Univeristy Press.
Booth, W et al (1995) The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Boyle, G (2003) Design Project Management. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Emmison, M (2000) Researching the Visual. London: SAGE. Gray, C (2004) Visualizing Research: A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Sullivan, G (2005) Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts. London: SAGE.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDESIGN AND APPLIED ARTS,FASHION AND TEXTILES,VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Contacts
Course organiserDr Agnese Sile
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
Email: Agnese.Sile@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Stella Bray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5926
Email: stella.bray@ed.ac.uk
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