Core Module Information
Module title: Light Art & Projection

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

Module code: DES11122
Module leader: Tom Flint
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography
Prerequisites

N/A

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:

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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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:
The module is delivered in a creative studio environment where collaborative teaching and learning will be undertaken. These studios will include tutor presentations employing variety of audio visual resources and demonstrations of existing best practice. Sessions will employ methods of group discussion and directed methods of independent learning and study.

You will regularly analyse and discuss existing light art and projection installations in interior and exterior spaces [LO2] and use these skills to conceptualise design outcomes [LO1], and visualise schemes employing 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].

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:
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.

Assessment is in the form of written projects, one delivered in week 7, the other in week 14. The submitted documents will clearly present the projects in a manner that affords assessment of the learning outcomes. The exact nature of these written documents will vary with the nature of the projects and should be discussed with the module leader.

Week 7: Written Project 3000 words
LOS 1,2 3, 4 ,5

Week 14: Written Project 3000 words
LOS 1,2 3, 4 ,5

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= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Project - Written 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirstie Jamieson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:

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]



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

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