Core Module Information
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: Art Design and Photography


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:

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 400
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5,6, 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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