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Undergraduate Course: Design Externality 3 Minor (Semester 1) (DESI09025)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to encompass studies undertaken either within ECA or on internship. Students work on a series of projects and are encouraged to collect and analyse research that is creatively informed and critically aware, and develop creative concepts through integrated iterative processes incorporating making, evaluating, presenting and reflection. The course will enable students to develop, 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 personally conceptualise briefs. They will begin to position their personal practice within the discipline, exploring a range of appropriate design methodologies and strategies for the professional presentation, exhibition and documentation of work, as appropriate.
Course description As described in short description
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Design Studio 2 (DESI08007) AND Design Research 2 (DESI08011) AND Design Context 2 (DESI08012) AND Design Collaboration 2 (DESI08008)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Research and Context 3 (Semester 1) (DESI09026)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must also take a 20-credit University elective
Additional Costs Range of design materials and trips pertaining to programme specialism. Likely to incur general costs relating to photocopying, printing and so forth.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to project briefs, and formulate appropriate approaches.
  2. DEVELOP: select and apply appropriate material and conceptual development through a transparent iterative process.
  3. REALISE: realise project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
Reading List
Anderson, C (2013). Makers: The New Industrial Revolution: Random House Business
Hudson, J (2011) Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture: Laurence King Cherry, N (2013). Jewellery Design and Development: From Concept to Object: Bloomsbury Cholodenko, A (2011). The Illusion Of Life, Essays On Animation: Power Publications Pikkov, U (2010). Animasophy: Estonian Academy of Arts Schon , D (1984). The Reflective Practitioner: Basic Books Rabiger, M (2004). Directing the Documentary: Focal Press Bresson, R (1996). Notes on the Cinematographer: Quartet Nadoolman Landis, D (2012) FilmCraft: Costume Design: ILEX Coelho, P (1988). The Alchemist: Harper Collins Hogarth, P (1986). Artist as Reporter: Fraser Brereton, R (2009). Sketchbook: the hidden art of designed, illustrators, and creative: Laurence King Muller-Brockmann, J (2000). Pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design: Lars Muller Publishers KesselsKramer (2012). Advertising for People Who Don't Like Advertising: Laurence King Gaimster, J. (2011). Visual Research Methods in Fashion: Berg Publishers Black, S (2002). Knitwear in Fashion: Thames & Hudson Watanabe, N (1963). Contemporary Fashion Illustration Techniques: Rockport Publishing
Additional Information
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.
Study Abroad No
Course organiserDr Jonathan Murray
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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