20 credits at level HE5
* There are two routes through this module, depending on whether the student wishes to exit with the Foundation Degree or wishes to progress onto the BA(hons). For either route an essay is required. The second piece of work depends on the route selected. For exiting with a Foundation Degree the student will be required to keep a Design Diary, which will primarily be a visually oriented piece of work, consisting of illustrations, visual examples, photographs etc. Alternatively if wishing to progress to the honours degree, students will produce a Journal which will be primarily a text based piece of work discussing theories, finding and research.
Identifies the major areas of cultural theory that have informed the academic study of design.
Develops knowledge and understanding of the critical study of design in the late Twentiteth century.
Provides the foundation for students to progress on to the 3rd year theoretical design module, Theory into Practice .
The module identifes and explores key issues of debate in late Twentieth century design including :
Euro Centricity and Consumer Culture.
Environmental issues in design.
Overall study time 200 hours
Class contact 39hours. Activies will be a structured series of formal lectures, seminars, group visits and presentations.
Self directed study 161 hours
There will be an emphasis on student learning through guided seminars and peer group learning through presentations and the exchange of ideas.
For students wanting to progress onto the BA(hons) there will be two pieces of assessment.
An Essay (50% of module marks) and a Journal (50% of module marks).
For students wishing to exit with the Foundation Degree there will be two pieces of assessment.
An Essay (50% of module marks) and a Design Diary (50% of module marks).
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate a high level of independent research skills which reflect late 20th C design theories and practice through a journal or design diary. *||Evidence through the journal or design diary* and in-depth investigation of design practice in the late 20th C and how this is applied to the essay|
|2.||Discuss and apply an understanding of key debates which have informed design practice.||Interpret the various critical debates which you have researched in an essay which reflects your understanding of how those debates have impacted on design practice.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Journal or Design Diary||Essay|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Appliganesi, R. Post Modernism for Beginners, London Icon Books 1995
Gablick, S Has Modernism Failed. London Thames and Hudson 1984
Jenks, C, The new Paradigm in Architecture: The Language of Post Modernism. London Yale 2002
Papanek, V. Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change London Nostrand Reinhold, 1983
Sparke, P & McKellar, S. 2004. Interior Design and Identity, Manchester University Press.
Kopec, DD. 2006 Environemntla Psychology for Design, Fairchild
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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