Module title: International Design Studies

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: DES09137
Module leader: Richard Firth
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

2018/9, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: OVERSEAS
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Richard Firth
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Following acceptance on to an overseas exchange programme, you are required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks fulltime study with creative projects work.
The teaching methods are built on an agreed learning contract (see section 12) of activity and the use of reflective diaries, and portfolios to evidence your learning experience, with a critical reflection in a written assignment with supporting visual journal (LOs 2, 6) . This is supported by a personal overseas study support tutor available by e-mail or telephone, and your host tutorial team. In addition as a participant on the module you would also be expected to contribute to a group discussion with others on the module as distance learning support network (LO 4).

Personal reflection of the overseas study and involvement in creative projects enables you to evaluate your skills and experience (LOs 2, 4) and objectives set by your host tutor. You will present this for assessment in the form of an image based audio-visual presentation (see below - Assessment) (LOs 2, 6), along with a diary and folio of creative output in the form of studio projects (LO1-5), which would include any research (LO1) and development and sketchbooks (LOs 2, 3) and virtual modelling/visualisation (LO4, 5), as could reasonably be expected in within the 12 weeks as agreed with your tutor. You will also provide a 3000 word illustrated critical reflection and supporting visual journal on a subject agreed with your support tutor (LO 4) (see section 18)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module will enable you to apply your skills in independent learning and communication within a diverse cultural context. Experience of international study is highly regarded by employers, and outward looking view on business.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Where possible, your module tutor will make an interim visit to the host institution or make video con

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)
Other PLACEMENT 180
Face To Face Project Supervision 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 400
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 70 1,2,3,4,5,6, 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 10 2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 2,6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

To undertake this module you will need to have been accepted for student exchange programme at an overseas university as agreed with your tutor. In cases where the student experience does not map directly to the modules on your BDes programme at Edinburgh Napier, you can consolidate design work and other creative projects, including written assignments, for the submission of a portfolio of creative output, supported by a reflective report , and visual design journal to be agreed with your home and overseas tutorial team, and allowing for activity which enables the completion of the learning outcomes.
Different institutions offer a range of courses within their programmes spanning across the spectrum of art & design programmes and in addition to your principal programme these may include activities not regularly on offer at Edinburgh Napier. On previous exchange programmes students have engaged with life-drawing, ceramic design and crafts and abstract creative exercises to complement their skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Apply and accurately assess research methods to inform the creative process
LO2: Interpret and apply international precedents to creative methods in relation to contemporary design and/or architectural practice in a socio-cultural context and the creative industries
LO3: Implement design management sequences and production processes from conception to realisation, with reference to the context of materials and technology, components, costing and sustainability.
LO4: Examine and critically reflect on the use of converging media and design outcomes in contemporary design cultures and international contexts.
LO5: Apply knowledge of virtual visualisation and/or modelling methods to include detailing and specification of technical elements to an advanced level
LO6: Apply presentation techniques that transcend international language barriers to provide a rationale for original design proposals for a given context with information hierarchies using appropriate media.

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