DSGN08077 2019 Research for Design and the Arts II

General Details

Full Title
Research for Design and the Arts II
Transcript Title
Research for Design and the Ar
Code
DSGN08077
Attendance
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
Department
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maeliosa O'Brien, Emmet O'Doherty, Peter Scanlon, Claire Lorusso, Elaine Regan, Rowan Watson
Programme Membership
SG_DIAAD_K08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DIAOL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINAD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_D3INT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 3Interior Architecture and Design
Description

In this module, students continue the research projects initiated in ‘Research for Design and the Arts I. Students conduct an applied piece of small scale art or design research appropriate to their discipline, before communicating the research project and its findings as an exhibition display, an accompanying text and a 4000-5000 essay. Students may work as individuals or groups.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Competently apply innovative arts/design research practices and methodologies within an original piece of research.

2.

Synthesise research findings using appropriate diagrammatic, visual and textual analysis.

3.

Critically discuss research methodologies, practices and findings in light of broader cultural, social and theoretical and global perspectives.

4.

Articulate research findings using an original and conceptually appropriate format and composition.

5.

Demonstrate critical understanding of contemporary practice in the student’s and other fields of art/design/media in light of personal enquiry, through  a literature review.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module  is delivered using a combination of lectures, group and individual tutorials, from a ‘live’/streamed teaching space in which both on-site and distance participants can see both each other and the work under discussion. This flexible mode allows both staff and students to interact in small study groups, with the freedom for interaction either on- site or from a distance.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment during the semester combines formative and summative assessment with (i) tutorials and group presentations which focus on discrete aspects of the learning outcomes pertinent to the research , exhibition preparation nad writing phases.

Short lectures (linked to the learning outcomes) introduce students to related requirements, knowledge and methods of achieving these outcomes. These lectures and related tasks build on the students’ prior knowledge from earlier years.

The final assessment is part graphic and part written.

Repeat Assessments

Students must resubmit both the exhibition piece and the written essay.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
DSGN08059 201800 Research for Design and the Arts I

Indicative Syllabus

In this module, students continue the research projects initiated in ‘Research for Design and the Arts I:

  • Students conduct an applied piece of small scale art or design research appropriate to their discipline;
  • analyse the findings of the research using visual/sensory and textual means;
  • communicate the findings using arts/design related means for public exhibition;
  • discuss the research question, aims, methods and findings in the context of pertinent research, practice and theory as a 4000-5000 graphic and written essay/booklet. 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Research Exhibit and summary sheet Project Project 40 % Week 8 1,2,4
2 Research dissertation/essay Project Essay 40 % Week 11 2,3,5
3 Mock exhibit and draft cover sheet Continuous Assessment Individual Project 20 % Week 5 2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Theoretical input in a digitally enabled architectural studio 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Classroom Equipped for OLL. Tutorial and workshop in a digitally enabled architectural studio 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 12 Weekly 12.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.33 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Theoretical input in a digitally enabled architectural studio 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Classroom Equipped for OLL. Tutorial and workshop in a digitally enabled architectural studio 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 12 Weekly 12.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.33 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Barrett, E. (ed.), Bolt, B. (ed.) (2000) Practice as research.  London, UK: I. B. Tauris & Co Ltd.

Collins, H. (ed) (2010), Creative Research: the theory and practice of research for the creative industries. Lausanne: AVA Publishing SA.

Chamberlain, P., Bonsiepe, G., Cross, N., Keller, I., Frens, J., Buchanan, R. & Schneider, B (2000)  Design research now: essays and selected projects. Walter de Gruyter.

Fraser, M. et al. (2010) Design research in architecture (series and lead publication).  London, UK: Ashgate,

Groat, L.N. and Wang, D., 2013. Architectural research methods. John Wiley & Sons.

Lucas, R. (2016) Research methods for architecture, Laurence King Publishing.

McCarter, R. (2016) The space within: interior experience as the origin of architecture. Reaktion Books.

Nelson R. (2006) Practice-as-research and the problem of knowledge, performance Research, 11:4, 105-116, DOI: 10.1080/13528160701363556
Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13528160701363556. accessed 1 April 2016].

Pile, J. & Gura, J. (2013) A history of interior design. Laurence King; 4 edition.  

Journal Resources

Supervisors will suggest journals appropriate to the student's research focus.

 

 

URL Resources

N/A