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Undergraduate Course: Jewellery and Silversmithing 3B: Research for Inspiration (DESI09099)

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
SummaryResearch is one of the key elements for underpinning studio practice. Through a combination of both set assignments and self-generated personal research you will further understand the rich potential that a research portfolio has to offer for design development. This body of work will reflect your personal research themes providing you with an inspiring visual vocabulary from which to draw upon. You will develop an increasing awareness of how to use visual information and how to for example; develop and translate two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional forms towards designing for Jewellery & Silversmithing.
Course description Over semester 1 you will develop a portfolio of research material that will underpin and reflect your developing studio practice. The portfolio will typically include drawing, printmaking, model making, collage and photography from selected personal themes of enquiry.

Course work will be discussed in a variety of forums including:
1. Individual tutorials with a variety of staff analysing personal collated work and methodologies in relation to the wider subject;
2. Group seminars and reviews.

At these events course work will be required to be presented (drawings, collected research material, photographs, 3D models) and any other work that supports your research methodology.

This course has one mid-semester formative review with verbal feedback, culminating in a final submission for the end of year summative assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a Degree Programme in the School of Design
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOnly available to visiting students in the Design School
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  12
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 11, External Visit Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 155 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There will be both Formative assessments and Summative assessments of 100% course work.

Formative assessment:
Submission 1: mid-semester review week 5 or 6.

Summative Assessment:
Submission 2: end of teaching week 11 into week 12.

100% course work. All LOs equally weighted.

1. Primary and secondary sourced research material, photography
2. Drawings, collage, printmaking, models
3. Design sketchbooks, written reflective notes, personal proposal of work

Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
Equally weighted LO = Component of assessment 1, Lo2 =2, Lo3 =3
Feedback Submission 1: mid-semester review week 5
You will be asked to present your work in progress from weeks 1-5 as a group for feedback and feed-forward.

Formative feedback/feed-forward will be provided verbally in relation to all learning outcomes.

Submission 2: Summative review week 12
You will be asked to present all your work from the course, feedback will be provided in writing and verbally through individual tutorials. The 15 min verbal presentation that you are asked to present to your peer group will be graded at the point of deliver and taken into consideration for your final grade.
No Exam Information
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 research themes.
  2. Develop: demonstrate the ability to develop personal research themes through a wide range of techniques and methods.
  3. Plan: demonstrate the ability to reflect on personal research themes and plan for the future direction of work.
Reading List
Cane, K. Making and Drawing. A&C Black Visual Arts (2012)
Drawing Projects - an exploration of the language of drawing. Mick Maslen & Jack Southern. Black Dog publishing (2011)
Berger on Drawing by John Berger. Occasional Press (2005)
The Drawing Book - an innovative practical approach to drawing the world around you. Sarah Simblet DK publishing. 2004
Lindemann.W & Trier F / Idar Oberstein Thinking Jewellery. Arnodsche (2011)
Cherry, N Jewellery Design and Development, from concept to object. Bloomsbury. 2013
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Time management, hand-eye co-ordination, drawing & design skills, communication, presentation skills.
KeywordsResearch,Drawing,Model making
Course organiserMs Susan Cross
Tel: 0131 221 6238
Course secretaryMiss Emili Astrom
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