Core Module Information
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: Paul Kerlaff
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography


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:

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Paul Kerlaff
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 48
Independent Learning 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 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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