TY2INTBSA-Integrated design methods 2B

Module Provider: Typography
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: TY2DTSA Design thinking TY2INTASA Integrated design methods 2A TY2SA Study Abroad TY2PRA2 Design practice 2 TY2PRO1 Professional Practice 1
Modules excluded: TY2DT Design thinking TY2INTA Integrated design methods 2A TY2INTB Integrated design methods 2B
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Jeanne-Louise Moys

Email: j.l.moys@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
Integrated design methods 2B, for students following the Study Abroad option in Part 2. The module develops the ability to communicate effectively about graphic communication through the integrated study of design practice, history, theory, and research. It builds on the integrated approach established in TY1INT, adding elements of design history, and extending the engagement with theory, research, and professional knowledge to a range of genres. The module is structured to complement the project-focused work in TY2INTASA.

The module aims to develop an insightful approach to graphic communication, integrated with and informed by research, historical, theoretical and professional insight, and building skills to communicate effectively with clients and professional communities.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Critically discuss and verbally articulate historical and theoretical aspects of design and their application to practice
- Present design proposals professionally for different contexts of use
- Substantiate their design decisions with reference to relevant theoretical principles, research, professional practices, and technological/production criteria
- Evaluate and analyse design solutions in relation to theoretical, professional, and technical considerations

Additional outcomes:
Students should also be able to engage with research to inform their ideas and project work, defend their approach to a problem, and make an effective verbal and visual presentation of their ideas.

Outline content:
Students will work on a range of tasks designed to enable them to communicate effectively and insightfully about their professional practice in Autumn Terms, of varying length and complexity, some of which may be collaborative.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching methods may encompass:
- Self-directed reading and research; presentations, written reports, and essays
- Each larger project may be comprised of several component assignments that draw variously on these teaching and learning methods
- Students will work independently, in small groups, and in full group sessions

Each project is started with a plenary briefing session where the brief is set and the ground rules are laid down. Seminars (up to twice weekly) and task-based learning are used to introduce concepts and approaches, which inform project work in TY2INTASA. Interim criticism and other contact with tutors is through a system of scheduled workshops and small group sessions.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 20
Guided independent study 80
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 100

Other information on summative assessment:
The module consists of four equally weighted ‘units’. Coursework tasks are completed during each term and submitted according to an established schedule. Coursework may take the form of elements such as: presentations, design specifications, written reports, and essays to provide students with opportunities to develop skills for communicating effectively across a range of visual and verbal modes. For some tasks, a percentage of the mark may be allocated to appropriate attendance, engagement, and participation.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission of body of work in August/September; exact date to be notified.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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