TY2SA-Study Abroad

Module Provider: Typography
Number of credits: 40 [20 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: TY2DTS Design thinking and TY2DP2S Design practice 2 study abroad and TY2IAS Integrated design methods 2A and TY2IBS Integrated design methods 2B
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Mr Geoff Wyeth

Email: g.m.wyeth@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
Study at host institution, for students following the Study Abroad option in Part 2.

The aim of this module is to give BA Graphic Communication students the chance to broaden their design education by experiencing the teaching and learning of typography and graphic communication in a different culture. Depending on the programme offered by the host institution it may also allow them to study aspects of design that are not taught at Reading.

Assessable learning outcomes:
To be decided by the host institution.

Additional outcomes:
Develop foreign language skills and experience life in another culture.

Outline content:
Students will choose modules with their host institution with a combined value of 40 credits (20 ECTS credits).

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
To be decided by the host institution.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 400
Total hours by term 400.00
Total hours for module 400.00

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

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

To be decided by the host institution. Final marks will be converted and the final module mark will be an average of these marks. It is likely that the module will comprise 100% coursework but this will depend on the modules chosen at the host institution.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:
    An overall mark of 40% or more.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    The students will have the same reassessment arrangements as students in the host institution. Students may exercise the right to be reassessed at Reading.

    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: 28 March 2019


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