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

Module code: DES11143
Module leader: Malcolm Innes
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

This module is designed to develop your knowledge and skills required to undertake an advanced range of research methods appropriate to contemporary creative practice in design and lens media, from ethnography and interviews to phenomenology and critical performance. You will explore advanced research paradigms for creative practice which include critical, participative and performative-oriented research approaches and methods. You will develop and refine your skills in creative research methods, analysis of creative and practice-based research precedents, and critical interpretation in relation to contemporary creative practice. Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources you will learn to critically explore and evaluate design or lens media research practices. The knowledge acquired throughout the module will support you in the formulation of a sophisticated, reflective and fully referenced creative practice proposal. The module will cover research methods that will enable you to ask, learn, look and try things during the early exploratory stages of the creative process. This will be evidenced by multiple outputs: research presentations, film, installations and written work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Demonstrate critical appraisal of research methods for creative and critical practice.
LO2. Rationalise and devise appropriate research methods for practice-based projects.
LO3. Plan and undertake a sustained research investigation in the context of a creative major project.
LO4. Analyse, interpret and present a research assignment and supporting journal which includes the key findings of the research investigation
LO5. Produce and appraise thorough research through the application of appropriate critical research methodologies.

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