Module title: Graphic Design Studio 2

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

Module code: DES08104
Module leader: Myrna MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

Module code - DES07001
Module title - Foundation Design 2

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Myrna MacLeod
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module is a combination of tutor directed methods (lectures, tutorials, studio activities), Lectures will be used to structure the theoretical material and develop key ideas, workshops will exemplify it and provide a forum for discussion and development at a more conceptual and practical level. A variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods ( independent learning and study) will be used. These methods are designed to foster and underpin student engagement and academic progression, whilst sensitive to deep, surface and strategic approaches to learning.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes the development of written communication skills ( project proposals/ reflective evaluation), oral communication skills (presentation/ group debate) and problem based learning. Guest speakers offer opportunities for evaluating the application of skills in industry.
Students are supported in planning, recording, and reflecting upon their experiences to develop employability and self awareness while understanding how their transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Assessment (formative and summative)
You will undertake two studio design projects. Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. You will be asked to report on your directed study task and feedback will be given to develop your confidence and allow practise of public speaking and voicing opinions. You will be asked to present your directed study task and summative assessment given of submitted work during critiques and feedback tutorials.
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Research/ teaching linkages
Team members undertake scholarly activity and design practice allowing currency and credibility of input. The embedding of practice based research in teaching methods encourages the development of creative and critical thinking and communication of

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 36
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 24
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1-5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Using research methods and brainstorming for generation of design ideas and visual development, you will work with pre-press, reproduction and finishing specifications in relation to paper products, with emphasis on sustainability and other environmental issues.
Projects will involve the creation of documents and files that have been prepared precisely for print output, and the creation of proofs and prototypes for presentation that have been created using industry standard software. Regular student critiques will be a forum for clear verbal and visual communication of ideas.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Implement informed, imaginative and original responses to design briefs using research methods and the design for print process.
LO2: Apply graphic design elements to create visual language and communication for a range of design for print genres.
LO3: Implement graphic design for contemporary practise and processes.
LO4: Explore and specify suitable and sustainable print technologies for rendering and finishing design for print solutions in 2 and 3 dimensions.
LO5: Articulate and present design for print solutions and prototypes in concise and persuasive terms that show developing skill in the use of industry standard software.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
DES08104 Graphic Design Studio 2