Core Module Information
Module title: Visual Research Methods

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES07118
Module leader: Sam Vettese
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

You will be based in a dynamic studio environment with students from a range of design disciplines. Using a combination of local visits and studio exercises within set projects, you will be introduced to methods for visual research and recording and analysing visual data. This will inform creative processes and idea generation for design outcomes and interventions in different social and cultural contexts. We will also cover methods for visual and verbal presentation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Collect and record data from primary and secondary visual sources.

LO2: Define and represent visual data in 2, 3 and 4 dimensions.

LO3: Define and implement a creative development process for design outcomes with the application of visual research data.

LO4: Identify examples of visual culture and the work of prominent visual arts/design /architectural personalities/practitioners.

LO5: Use design and visual terminology in verbal and visual presentation.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sam Vettese
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Fieldwork 24
Online Guided independent study 140
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1~2~3~4~5 14 , WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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