Module title: Light & Colour in the Built Environment

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES09129
Module leader: Malcolm Innes
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

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

2019/0, Trimester 1, 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: Malcolm Innes
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
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 a range of learning styles. You will undertake design processes requiring the application and manipulation of lighting schemes and colour in spaces (LOs 1,2,4). You will visualise design outcomes and prepare ideas for 3D modelling (LO5) and provide industry standard documentation (LO3). You will also undertake case studies in spatial design.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module promotes visual and oral communication skills [presentation / role-playing exercise] & interpersonal/leadership skills [group project/ problem based learning] whereby students are helped to plan, record and reflect upon their experiences in a way that develops their employment related skills and self awareness whilst understanding how their transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Assessment (formative, summative)
Throughout the module, students will be asked to report on their directed study task and formative feedback [i.e. mark-ups] given to promote student confidence and allow practise of public speaking and design management. On two occasions throughout the module students will be asked to present their directed study tasks in the form of sketch-books (LOs 1,2, 4) drawings, models (physical & virtual) (LOs 1,2,4,5) and specific diagrams (LO 3) for summative assessment.

Research/ teaching linkages
All teaching team members undertake scholarly activity, through the Centre for Design Practice and Research, with design projects and organisations allowing currency and credibility of input. The module establishes links between Edinburgh Napier’s research and teaching and students engage with design for various social/cultural contexts.

Supporting equality and diversity
Accessibility is built into the

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 Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Independent Learning Supervised time in studio/workshop 24
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 114
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 7 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:

This module aims to provide an understanding light and colour in spatial design. Through project-based studies the module develops your understanding of the factors and components that determine the quality and success of schemes of lighting (natural and artificial) and the use of colour. You will engage with appropriate and challenging spatial design interventions within specific contexts. As directed by tutors, case studies will be presented and discussed in tutorials to support project-based studies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Manipulate and engage in principles of light and colour in designed spaces.
LO2: Apply knowledge of colour and lighting techniques in spaces.
LO3: Prepare industry standard lighting documentation [specification & production information]
LO4: Utilise a problem solving approach to lighting design and application of colour
LO5: Construct 3D CAD renderings and use specific presentational skills for light and colour in spaces.

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