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Undergraduate Course: Graphic Design 4c: Exposition (DESI10085)

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
SummaryThis course provides students with an opportunity to consolidate their work to date with edited project work, a portfolio and other personal promotional material.
Course description This course involves students looking outward from their final semester and thinking proactively about life after graduation. Students will design a body of work and all relevant personal collateral in order to prepare for their professional life. Students will reflect back on their work to date from their final senior year(s) and edit accordingly. Research and preliminary work will be streamlined, projects will be finalised and made ready for an audience setting.

There will be multiple opportunities for discussion and negotiation with each other.

The indicative structure of the course is outlined on Learn.
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.
Additional Costs Approx. £150. Minimal costs related to visits plus materials students may wish to purchase to facilitate their practice such as printing, paper, props etc.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  19
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 14, External Visit Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 170 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Summative Assessment:
At the end of the Course you will submit the following:-

Exposition Body of Work (100%)
A finalised body of work will include; pdf Portfolio; CV; Business Card; Self-promotion item/strategy.

Formative Assessment:

PechaKucha Style Presentation - a mid-course PechaKucha 5 slide x 20 second presentation about your personal philosophy, identity, and plans for your body of work.

Feedback Formative Feedback
Mid-way through the Course students will be given verbal feedback.

Summative Feedback
At the end of the Course students will be given summative grades.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the graphic design discipline and identify where they wish to position themselves.
  2. Communicate a cohesive body of work within an appropriate professional context.
Reading List
Bucher, S. All Access: The Making of 30 Extraordinary Designers
Hughes, P. Exhibition Design
Mason, D. Materials, Process, Print: Creative Solutions for Graphic Design
Roberts, L and Wright, R. Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Work, under guidance, in a peer relationship with specialist practitioners.
Communicate with peers, senior colleagues and specialists on a professional level.
Present and convey information about specialised topics to informed audiences.
KeywordsGraphic Design,Presentation,Professional,Resolved,Exhibition,Showcase,Exposition,Curation
Course organiserMr Michael O'Shea
Tel: (0131 6)51 5720
Course secretaryMr Paddy Marr
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