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Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context 3 (Semester 2) (DESI09030)

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
SummaryIn this course, students will source and analyse appropriate research from the broader external context of their discipline to inform the writing of a professional record of their experience, with appropriate complementary documentation, which will enable them to justify the personal direction of their practice. Specifically the aims of this course are; to enable the student to gather, reflect upon and evaluate a period of personal engagement within their professional context; to enable the student to produce a range of reflective material and documentation which demonstrates an emerging consolidation of personal direction; to develop the students' abilities in critical analysis and reflective appraisal.
Course description As described in short description
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Animation (DESI09069) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Fashion (DESI09067) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Film & Television (DESI09073) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Graphic Design (DESI09082) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Illustration (DESI09083) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Interior (DESI09084) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Jewellery & Silversmithing (DESI09097) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Perfomance Costume (DESI09095) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Product Design (DESI09091) OR Design Externality 3 Major (Semester 2) - Textiles (DESI09089)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Appropriate SCQF Level 8 qualification or equivalent.

This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Design.
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: demonstrate the ability to record, document and critically evaluate personal experiences within the discipline in an appropriate professional form.
  2. REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on their personal position and potential future direction within the wider external context of their discipline.
  3. COMMUNICATE: communicate findings from reflective evaluations, analyses and responses orally, visually and in writing, using a variety of strategies.
Reading List
Collins, H. (2010). Creative Research: The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries. London: AVA Publishing
Cottrell, S (2005). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Rose, G. (2012). Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials. London: SAGE
Walliman, N. (2001). Your Research Project: a Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Researcher. London: SAGE
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Time management and independent working; critical thinking; verbal and textual Communication; assess and evaluate own and others' work
Study Abroad No
Course organiserDr Craig Martin
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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