Module title: Live Projects

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

Module code: DES11136
Module leader: Malcolm Innes
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


Description of module content:

This module will embed learning within a framework of live design practice. You will work collaboratively alongside staff and other students on a range of live research and knowledge exchange projects with external clients. In negotiation with teaching staff, you will also have the option of undertaking a self-generated design project for an external client if the appropriate learning outcomes can be achieved.

This module will require you to take responsibility for your own work, work to professional standards and to work autonomously within a larger design team and client body that may include several other professions. You will need to demonstrate leadership whilst managing complex open-ended technical design problems.

At the beginning of the module, you will negotiate an Individual Learning Agreement with the teaching staff to define the learning to be undertaken, how it will satisfy the requirements of post-graduate (Level 11) study and how these activities will address the learning outcomes of the module. You will keep a learning journal throughout the module to document and critically reflect on your learning.

In summary of the module, you will produce a multimedia portfolio that documents the range of professional knowledge, skills and critical reflection that you have gained and applied in this module. This documentary portfolio will be supported by a written reflective report where you will critically analyse and appraise the quality of your own work within the context of the professional environment you were working within.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of the designer within a
professional multi-disciplinary working environment.
LO2: Apply advanced design knowledge, skills and understanding to conceptualise and execute (in collaboration with others) a significant design composition utilising physical
modelling, testing or other appropriate technical skills.
LO3: Demonstrate abstract thinking, evaluation and synthesis to collaboratively develop original creative and appropriate responses to open ended technical and aesthetic
problems.
LO4: Utilise a wide range of appropriate visual and aural presentation and illustrative techniques to effectively communicate research, concepts and outcomes.
LO5: Exercise significant autonomy and initiative whilst critically reflecting on your own and other peoples work within the context of your design specialism.

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