AD6403: Self Promotion

AD6403: Self Promotion

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Self Promotion
Module Code AD6403
Module Tutor Jessica Reid
School School of Art and Design
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

At the end of level six students are encouraged to participate in exhibitions both locally and in London. There end of year exhibitions allow students to plan, prepare and exhibit their best practical design projects. This is the opportunity for the students to demonstrate their individual design and creative personalities. The students explore different creative strategies and develop exciting visual materials to present themselves to the design industry and to prepare their portfolios for potential employment. The students will consider their future career pathways and produce the relevant, innovative creative materials to fulfill their ambitions. They are also encouraged to create entrepreneurial concepts and ideas which might create employment or develop their your own business opportunities and careers.

Indicative Syllabus

The aim of this module is to allow students to work as a group to design and plan exhibition spaces. Students will be required to work in teams to organise, plan and develop concepts for their exhibition space. Members of the team will need to negotiate their individual roles and responsibilities within the team. The main focus of the module concentrates on planning, working as a team and designing spaces. Individual members will also be required to produce a body of practical work for inclusion in the exhibitions. All students will need to focus on their time management and produce creative concepts of their exhibitions. By the end of the module, teams will be required to deliver a presentation of research and exhibition concepts, showing clear progression towards final presentation visuals. Individually students will create ideas and presentation materials for creating their individual employment opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:...

  1. Research
    Demonstrate the ability to independently practice routine methods of enquiry, to identify a wide and diverse range of relevant research sources in relation to a creative challenge. Carry out comprehensive, scholastic investigation, and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the findings.
  2. Analysis
    Demonstrate the ability to accurately deploy established techniques of analysis and enquiry to your research, that will allow you to critically analyse, independently interpret and evaluate complex, professional level information, to draw conclusions and identify strategic insights that will propose solutions to your design challenge.
  3. Concepts
    Demonstrate the mastery and innovation required to solve the complex, professional level problems of any given design brief, through the use of cognitive and practical skills underpinned by strategic rationale.
  4. Development
    Demonstrate that you can explore and experiment with multiple design executions, as well as being able to edit and refine your designs with autonomy, initiative and judgement to a professional standard.
  5. Outcome
    Demonstrate the ability to independently select the most appropriate software or skills for each creative challenge, and the technical skills required to execute your designs to a professional standard.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 6000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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