Module title: Design Professional Practice

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

Module code: DES10111
Module leader: Ruth Cochrane
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

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2019/0, 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: Ruth Cochrane
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Teaching and learning takes place in a creative studio environment. 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 research exercises exploring a range of areas within the creative industries and the role of designers (LO2) and their skills and core knowledge in relation to your own (LO1). You will examine the relationship and synergies between different design specialisms and other supporting roles (LO2). You will examine case studies for costing and pitching for jobs as a self-employed professional or in a SME (LO4) and appraise the impact on the creative economy (LO2). Working with tutors and peers you will collate a portfolio (both printed and online) of key design projects to date to enhance interview and professional networking opportunities (LO3) and personal presentation skills (LO5)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module enhances your professional attributes and represents a statement of your own work and its development over the course of your studies. You will develop written communication skills (project proposals/ reflective evaluation), oral communication skills (presentation/ group debate) and problem based learning.

You are expected to develop a portfolio to target the area of employment you wish to enter and throughout the process are supported in planning, recording, and reflecting upon your experiences to develop employability and self awareness while understanding how your transferable skills might be applied in new settings.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment is provided throughout the module within personal and group tutorials and interim reviews/critiques.
Summative assessment occurs t

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 Lecture 6
Face To Face Seminar 42
Face To Face Guided independent study 116
Independent Learning Supervised time in studio/workshop 36
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 1,2,3,4,5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1,2,3,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will consist of a series of lectures and seminars, drawing upon our strong industry links and visiting lecturer team. Working in teams you will identify areas of the design (or related) industries, and compile a dossier of information through interviews and journals, and prepare a 15 minute visual and verbal presentation on the design industry, SMEs and the creative economy. In addition, you will prepare a portfolio of work (with online version) and including CV and business card to aid progression into employment or further study.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Appraise professional skills and knowledge for design or related industries
LO2: Appraise the role, contribution and impact of designers and design practice within a creative economy.
LO3: Create visual narratives for layout solutions in a portfolio design that demonstrate high levels of skill and communication of professional intent
LO4: Create outline costing plans and pitching strategies for self-employment or idea development
LO5: Develop visual and verbal presentation skills for self-promotion and professional networking.

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