Core Module Information
Module title: Graphic Design Studio 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES08103
Module leader: Leo Philp
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 engage with developing skill in the visualisation, application and function of typography and typographic relationships in contemporary graphic design practise, while gaining an understanding of the history of typeface design culturally and contextually. Analytical skill, visual understanding and practical knowledge will underpin the development of creative typographic architectures and visual relationships in a range of design genres. The range of projects given will include the application of typographic solutions to print, online, form and spaces.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically appraise typographic structures in historic and contemporary design genres.

LO2: Synthesise typographic structures and relationships for communication and information through exploration of the typographic design process.

LO3: Apply typeface and typographic architecture to a range of specified printed products.

LO4: Present and articulate typographic solutions that show understanding of terminology, graphic design practise and function.

LO5: Develop imaginative and graphically strong combinations of typeface, image and other elements in a range of design genres.

LO6: Reflect on function through the user testing of design outcomes.

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: Leo Philp
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Online Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1~2~3~4~5~6 Week 8 , WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 1~2~3~4~5~6 Exam Period , WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Graphic Design Studio 1