Module title: Light Art & Projection

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES11122
Module leader: Malcolm Innes
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

N/A

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:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is delivered in a creative studio environment. A variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods (independent learning and study) will be used. You will undertake analysis of light art and projection installations in interior and exterior spaces [LO2] and use these skills to conceptualise design outcomes [LO1], and visualise schemes using physical prototyping and 3D modelling software [LOs 3, 5]. You will apply principles of light art and projection to spatial and architectural schemes developed to an advanced level of detail and technical specification [LOs 3, 4]

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module addresses to an advanced level a specific skills shortage in the design and architectural professions. The transferable skills of research and analysis, planning, detailing and specification in a professional context are critical in any design context, along with site visits and exposure to industry professionals.

Assessment (formative, summative)
You will undertake two studio projects for light art and projection involving research [LOs 2], site analysis and interpretation [LOs 2, 4] and design development (2D/3D) [LOs 1,3] which will be documented and presented in portfolio and sketchbook form. Physical prototypes will be used in specially prepared spaces, and CAD models [LO5] will be presented on screen and/or in print. Projects will be assessed with an oral presentation to your tutors and peers Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. You will be asked to report on your directed study task and feedback will be given to develop your confidence and allow practise of oral presentation and critique. You will be asked to present your directed study tasks and summative assessment will be given of submitted work during critiques and feedback tutorials.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be provided verbally throughout the module in a series of tutorials, debates and seminars. Feedback will be provided by teaching staff and peers. This feedback will form an important part of your attempts to direct your learning prior to submission of work for assessment.
As an independent learner, you will be responsible for recording, reflecting on and integrating this feedback into your practice.


Summative Assessment:
Completed projects will be submitted and assessed at the end of the module (week 14). Submissions will consist of an oral / visual presentation and technical documentation (LO3,5). Your oral and visual presentation (LO4) will include evidence of a substantial and significant body of work (LO3), evidence of your critical knowledge of the subject (LO1) and a critique of your original and creative responses to the brief (LO2). Project work will be developed through a process of physical and virtual modelling (LO5). With the inclusion of critical understanding of the role of the artist or designer (LO2,4), the assessment of this presentation will cover all learning outcomes for this module. This presentation and associated project documentation will represent 100% of the marks available for this module.
Verbal feedback will be provided immediately after your presentation. This should be considered as both summative feedback on your presented work and as formative feedback for any future work. As an independent learner, you will be responsible for recording, reflecting on and responding to this feedback. Therefore, following the final presentation, you will complete a short reflective report (to be submitted in week 15) that will provide a critical reflection on your own work (including a review of the feedback received) and its relevance within the wider design context (LO2,4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
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
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: Malcolm Innes
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is delivered in a creative studio environment. A variety of audio visual resources, group discussion and self directed methods (independent learning and study) will be used. You will undertake analysis of light art and projection installations in interior and exterior spaces [LO2] and use these skills to conceptualise design outcomes [LO1], and visualise schemes using physical prototyping and 3D modelling software [LOs 3, 5]. You will apply principles of light art and projection to spatial and architectural schemes developed to an advanced level of detail and technical specification [LOs 3, 4]

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module addresses to an advanced level a specific skills shortage in the design and architectural professions. The transferable skills of research and analysis, planning, detailing and specification in a professional context are critical in any design context, along with site visits and exposure to industry professionals.

Assessment (formative, summative)
You will undertake two studio projects for light art and projection involving research [LOs 2], site analysis and interpretation [LOs 2, 4] and design development (2D/3D) [LOs 1,3] which will be documented and presented in portfolio and sketchbook form. Physical prototypes will be used in specially prepared spaces, and CAD models [LO5] will be presented on screen and/or in print. Projects will be assessed with an oral presentation to your tutors and peers Formative assessment will precede the submission and/or presentation of completed design assignments. You will be asked to report on your directed study task and feedback will be given to develop your confidence and allow practise of oral presentation and critique. You will be asked to present your directed study tasks and summative assessment will be given of submitted work during critiques and feedback tutorials.

Research/ teaching lin

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 Seminar 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
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:

You will apply principles of light art and projection to architectural and spatial design schemes. This will include the specification of hardware and software for light art installations and interpretation of proposed locations. You will consider human factors along with technical issues (installation, power supply, control schedules). Physical and CAD modelling will be used to prototype and communicate location and layout, and details for installation. Costing and budget constraints are also included.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: conceptualise projected lighting installations
LO2: appraise and analyse the application of advanced projected lighting principles
LO3: plan and document complex projection schemes [specification & production information]
LO4: analyse advanced technical problems and propose solutions
LO5: test lighting projection solutions using CAD and/or physical modelling and prototyping.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Light Art & Projection