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UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COURSE GUIDE 2012 BA (Hons) INTERIOR DESIGN CONTENTS About this guide Welcome Attendance The Wolverhampton Graduate Academic Regulations University Academic Calendar 2012/13 About the Course Course information Course Structure Course Management and Staff Involved with the Programme Where to Get Help with your Course Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) Career Opportunities and Future Study Professional Placement Health and Safety Issues School Charter for Students Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Learning, Teaching & Assessment Academic Misconduct Module Descriptions 1 About this guide This Guide will help you plan your course: BDES (Hons) Interior Design An optional placement year is available for this course on successful completion of level two. It tells you which modules you must study and pass, and lists the optional ones which contribute to your award. The Guide also offers you brief descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment tasks, and an overview of how the Course can be used for future career choices. You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student Handbook; the University’s Principles and Regulations; and, if you are studying a Joint award, the Course Guide of the subject that forms the other part of your named award. Together these documents should provide you with all the basic information that we think you will need for your period of study here. You are encouraged to read this Guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to you to be familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described. It may be that the relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious. Keep it somewhere accessible, so that you can refer to it as needed. The answers to many of the questions that you will want to ask are contained in it. Obviously even in a document like this we have not covered every query and problem that you might have about the course. If you find that there is something you need to know, please do not hesitate to approach Claire Jolin (Course Leader). You can also consult the University’s Student Services Gateway as appropriate. We are pleased to hear your views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving the operation of the Course. Please enter the contact details for ----------------------------------------------------- your Personal Tutor for your future The name of your Personal Tutor will be given to you reference: at the beginning of your course and can be checked via e:Vision MK501, 01902 322090 Your local Academic School Office is: Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00pm Your Student Office (HERE 2 HELP) ML058 is: 01902 323602 Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on occasions to amend or revise the details given in this Guide to Your Course. 2 Welcome On behalf of the Course Management Team I should like to extend to you a very warm welcome and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your studies at the University of Wolverhampton, and trust that your time at the University of Wolverhampton will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding. This Course Guide will provide information on: BDES (Hons) Interior Design This is one of the many courses run by the School of Art & Design which has itself established an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, for an innovative approach to teaching and learning, and for the friendliness of its staff. We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to the effective operation and development of your chosen course. We are, therefore, keen to hear your views and would welcome any suggestions that you may have about ways of improving any aspect of your course and/or the student experience here at the University. In practice, you will have the opportunity to do this through our student voice processes. Remember that the outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your future career and therefore study should certainly be your first priority. In resolving to work hard however, do not forget to have time for recreation and social activities. Do take full advantage of the University facilities at your disposal. Pat Dillon Divisional Leader 3 Attendance The University recognises that you have made a significant investment in both time and money in choosing to study for an undergraduate degree. Staff are committed to helping you fulfil your potential. Your attendance at, and participation, in classes is a key factor in ensuring that you do so. Attendance will help you to: Understand the subject area you are studying; Acquire and develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure success; Prepare for and undertake assessments; Learn from and with your fellow students; Receive feedback from teaching; Participate in practical and group work; Develop your communication skills. If you are unable to attend a class please let your tutor know that you are unable to do so. He/she will then be able to give you advice on what was covered in the class, and what you need to do to catch up. Please do remember how important attendance is to your success. The University considers this to be so important that it reserves the right to review the position of students who fail to attend. The Wolverhampton Graduate By the end of your course, the university expects you to be a Wolverhampton Graduate who is knowledgeable and enterprising, digitally literate and a global citizen. Digitally Literate Our graduates will be confident users of advanced technologies; they will lead others, challenging convention by exploiting the rich sources of connectivity digital working allows. Knowledgeable and Enterprising Our graduates will know how to critique analyse and then apply knowledge they acquire in an enterprising way. Global citizens Our graduates will bring informed understandings of their place and ethical responsibilities in the world. Further information can be found on the University student webpage for Graduate Attributes. Academic Regulations This course adheres to the University’s academic regulations for students undertaking an undergraduate degree. A full version of these regulations can be found on the University web page for Policies and Regulations. These regulations govern your course and will be binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you read and become familiar with them. University Academic Calendar 2012/13 Academic Calendar: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=6897 Module Timetable: http://www3.wlv.ac.uk/timetable/ 4 About the Course BDES (Hons) Interior Design BDES (Hons) Interior Design is a specialist programme that provides you with the opportunity to apply design practice across a broad range of internal spaces and various types of spatial installations. The widespread practice of themed environments be they in leisure, theatre, heritage, exhibition or retail sector spaces, has meant that Interior Design as a business activity has grown to the extent that it now makes a significant contribution to the economy. As a consequence, many career opportunities exist for talented interior design graduates, either as freelancers or within design practices. Innovation, flexibility and knowledge of specialist skills are key. You will work within professionally oriented workshops and studios to establish a range of design solutions that are underpinned by a clear understanding of the contextual and design skills that are required to meet the changing demands of the interior design market. Interior Design graduates should be flexible and adaptable, have the capability to research, think and communicate in a logical and objective way, and be able to develop their careers in a field that is subject to constant change in fashion, taste and use of materials. This established and successful course aims to familiarise you with the principles and practices of interior design, including drawing techniques and computer visualisation. You will learn about the historical and cultural origins of design, practice model-making in fully equipped workshops, and look at interior and exterior spaces whilst considering the relationship between the two. You will also learn how to research and investigate, and you will prepare your own personal development plan. The course begins with feasibility studies and leads onto detailing specifications in terms of design, costs and materials. You will be involved in a variety of live projects with external clients and will be using advanced modelling techniques. The final year offers the opportunity for defining and refining individual creativity through self-directed project work. You will explore different aspects of the design process, presenting work in physical and digital forms. You will have the opportunity to enter a national competition and be able to develop your own identity, expressed through personal portfolios of work, in readiness to enter the workplace. Standards expected of final year students are high, covering physical, 3 dimensional and digital representation of Interior Design work using excellent, vibrant and fully equipped studios and workshops, with your work being showcased in the University's School of Art & Design Show held at the end of the academic year, a popular event with the public and with prospective employers. The degree programme aims to: Provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of materials and processes that inform your development as an interior designer. You will develop sensitivity towards key design elements, including surface, form, structure, colour, light, movement and time. You will explore how these elements can combine to create environments which are useful, feasible and stimulating. Provide you with a mature, broad reaching and professional approach to your studies through the study of critical, contextual and professional studio topics that introduce the application of Interior Design from a contemporary, cultural and historical perspective. Through your course of study you will have the opportunity to: Explore a variety of processes, materials, principles and practices of Interior Design from drawing techniques, design methodologies, scheme specifications and design detailing, through to advanced design solutions, computer visualisation, and advanced model making. Develop your creative skill and understanding of Interior Design in the context of a wider range of experience in preparation for the diverse and changing needs of the creative industries relating to Interior Design. 5 Course information Blended learning Your blended learning entitlements for BDES (Hons) Interior Design are: 1. You will have access where possible to a digital copy of all lecturer-produced course documents. e.g. module guides, assessment briefs, presentations, handouts, reading lists, videos and podcasts. These will be made available through the Wolverhampton’s On-line Learning Facility (WOLF), third party web links with additional materials found through the programmes on-line resource network. 2. You will have formative assessment/s opportunities on line with appropriate, meaningful electronic assessment feedback which will involve peer and self assessment, on-line question and answer activities and tests, evaluation video sessions recording group and individual critiques. 3. You will have opportunities to collaborate on line with others in your learning cohort through group discussions and programme forums, which will also enable collaboration with other professionals. Staff and student led activities will be directed through programme specific topics and general debate. 4. You will have the opportunity throughout your programme to participate in electronic Personal Development Planning (ePDP) in modules and through the programmes on-line resource network which includes past and present students, professional contacts and employers. 5. Submit all appropriate assessments online if requested within the module guide, using the appropriate digital platform: WOLF, ePortfolio and E-mail. 6. You will have opportunities to engage in interactive learning during all face to face sessions through workshop and studio activity, dialogue and debate, teamwork, and presentations and critiques as key learning activities. The course therefore contains a significant amount of interactive learning, both on- line and off-line, and in most learning sessions. Assessment methods Assessment methods will be both formative and summative and may occur at different points within a module. Year long modules will have two points of summative assessment with semester based modules having either one or two points of summative assessment. All modules will have some form of formative assessment so as to provide constructive feedback and to help you progress successfully to your summative assessment point/s. Your contribution to the assessment process is also important and you will be required at times to produce a self evaluation and/or self assessment and to take part in peer assessment of your colleagues work Assessments are carried out in a variety of formats, which will be described in the assessment detail in the module guides. These formats include being assessed on the practical outcomes to your assignments, verbally presenting the work to staff and fellow students with the use of electronic formats such as PowerPoint and Photoshop, group critiques, portfolio assessments, electronic assessments and online assessment. Contextual work will be generally assessed as research, written work, reports, presentations and online/electronic submissions. At level 4 you will explore a wide range of subject matter and gain a firm foundation for Interior Design and you will be assessed on the development of basic practical, aesthetic and communication skills; At level 5 the assessment criteria focuses to a greater extent on testing your understanding of the professional aspects of interior design and the success of the design process and solution; at level 6 you have the opportunity to write and direct your own learning, in negotiation with your tutors. Assessment methods at this stage will be testing your skills and attributes as a new designer ready to move forward into career or further education. 6 Support for learning University provided support: As well as providing general counselling support the University Counselling Service provides short courses on topics such as "Self Confidence", "Stress Management and Relaxation" and "Life Skills". They also provide study skills and academic support, providing short courses such as provide help in areas such as "Writing and Assignment Skills", "Exam Techniques", "Enhancing Professional Skills", "Personal Development Planning" and "Making Choices for the Future. University Learning Centres provide general academic skills support to all students. You can make an appointment with a study skills advisor for advice on areas such as academic writing, assignment planning, exam preparation, and time management. In addition, there is a regular timetable of drop-in and bookable workshops covering information and digital literacy skills, including academic referencing. School of Art and Design students are supported by a designated subject librarian who is available to support research and project work. You can expect to receive support and guidance in the area of Personal Development Planning, so that you: can understand better your learning process, have the skills and understanding to act on the feedback, so as to become more effective and successful, collect evidence on your achievement to enhance your employability. http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=18450 School support: Study support is available through the Personal Academic Tutorial system with course tutors who are familiar with your area of study. At the start of each year of your course you will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will guide you through the induction process and provide support and academic counselling throughout the year on an appointment basis. They should be able to offer you advice and guidance to help you liaise with other staff and support facilities in the School and University. You should meet your Personal Tutor regularly, which must include meetings that you are invited to at critical points in your course. Additional support can be sought through the School of Art and Design learning support unit. Staff are friendly and approachable and are available to help when you have a problem. Staff can be contacted through the University email or by booking an appointment through the Divisional Assistant. Additional study support is provided through various communication systems, for example, WOLF, email and PebblePad. The Programme Manager provides academic counselling and will be accessible on an appointment basis to discuss requests for extensions, requests for extenuating circumstances, general concerns about study and student life and general programme planning. The Programme Manager will act as a first point of contact in relation to leave of absence (including returning after leave), withdrawal, transferring to another course (internal and external) and changes to mode of attendance. Your Course Leader will be available thereafter for meetings by appointment to discuss leave of absence, withdrawal, transferring to another course (internal and external), changes to mode of attendance, returning after leave of absence and direct entrants. Distinctive features of the course Interior Design at Wolverhampton has a vocational focus with live briefs and project work which are both current and relevant to practice. Typically, you will be expected to work on designs that transform living and working spaces to meet client briefs. In so doing, you have the opportunity to develop your understanding of spatial arrangements, spatial relationships and to demonstrate and exploit your creative thinking in a business context. The taught element of the course covers key design elements, including surface, form, structures, colour, light, movement and time. In design work, you explore how design elements can be combined to create environments which are purposeful and stimulating, with cultural and social sensitivity. Reflecting the world of work, a feature of this course is project work that culminates in critiques. This encourages you to critically reflect on your own work and the work of others. In so doing, you not only grow in terms of confidence, but also develop your own identity as an Interior Designer. Teaching and learning consists of a variety of studio and workshop activities, seminars and lectures, field trips, individual and group project work and self-directed research, designed to promote individual strength and a personal design expression. The course has extensive involvement with external live projects and exposure to external professionals as visiting lecturers, this together with national and international study visits and real life 7 briefs help you to establish skills that are grounded in the needs of the industry and enables students to develop their professional practice within a studio environment. There is continued involvement in exhibitions and trade events which promote exposure of the students work to a national and international audience. All courses in the School of Art & Design are now available with a professional placement option. This is a unique opportunity as the school is the only art & design provider in the region, and one of only a handful across the UK to offer one year professional placements as part of a degree course. A professional placement provides an opportunity for professional development in the work place and as such, greatly enhances the student’s prospects of finding rewarding and relevant employment at the end of their studies. 8 Course Structure for the BDES (Hons) Interior Design UG Regulations (This section does not apply to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and RN/Dip HE.) Students will study: Standard Full-time: modules worth 120 credits each academic year, taught over two semesters in the academic year. Part-time: normally modules worth no more than 80 credits each academic year. Level 4 (1) Semester 1 Semester 2 C 4AD010 INTRODUCTION TO ART & DESIGN IN CONTEXT 20 C 4AA016 TECHNICAL: DIGITAL LITERACY 20 4AA014 PROFESSIONAL 4AA013 STUDIO PRACTICE: 20 C 20 C PRACTICE: SKILLS CULTURE 4AA012 CONCEPTUAL 20 4AA015 DESIGN PROJECT: C DESIGN: 20 C PRINCIPLES KNOWLEDGE Level 5 (2) Semester 1 Semester 2 C 5AD008 CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL ISSUES IN ART AND DESIGN 20 C 5AA016 TECHNICAL: UNDERSTANDING 20 5AA014 PROFESSIONAL 5AA013 STUDIO PRACTICE: 20 C PRACTICE: 20 C INTERDISCIPLINARY REALISATION 5AA012 CONCEPTUAL 5AA015 DESIGN PROJECT: 20 C DESIGN: 20 O SPECIFICATION DEVELOPMENT 5AD009 PROFESSIONAL 20 O EXPERIENCE 1 5AD011 PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT (SANDWICH) This module is only core if 40 C taken by students who study the sandwich mode of the course Level 6 (3) Semester 1 Semester 2 C 6AA018 MAJOR PROJECT: INTERIOR DESIGN 40 6AD002 DISSERTATION 6AD001 CREATIVE 20 C 20 C INDUSTRIES AND OPPORTUNITIES 6AA014 PROFESSIONAL 6AA013 STUDIO PRACTICE: 20 C PRACTICE: 20 O INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION 6AD003 PROFESSIONAL 20 O EXPERIENCE 2 ^ ^ Please note Professional Experience 2 can only be taken once 9 Course Management Divisional Leader Pat Dillon 2656 Divisional Assistant Rachel Lander 2090 Programme Manager Don Adamson 1928 Admissions and Student Support Officer Sharon Raybould 8426 Staff Involved with the Programme The Award operates within the Division of Design and Applied Arts. The Divisional Leader is Pat Dillon who can be contacted in room MK508, on telephone extension 2656 or on email email@example.com. Divisional Assistant, Rachel Lander, is on telephone extension 2090 Academic Staff Associated with Design and Applied Arts: Pat Dillon, Divisional Leader 2656 MK508 firstname.lastname@example.org Claire Jolin, Course Leader 2614 MK404a email@example.com Robert Cooksey, Product Design 1957 MK404a firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Henley, Product Design 1947 MK404a email@example.com Ben Salter, Interior Design 1969 MK404a firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Jane Cooksey, Contextual Studies 3526 MK404a h.j.Cooksey@wlv.ac.uk Technical Staff Associated with Design and Applied Arts: Jim Murray, S/Technician, Design MK404a 1995 MK404a email@example.com Tom Hand, S/Technician, Design MK404a 1901 MK404a firstname.lastname@example.org Bryn Richardson, S/Technician, Design MK404a 1904 MK404a email@example.com Jim Abernethy, Principal Technician, Print 1615 MK210 J.A.Abernethy@wlv.ac.uk Kathryn Partington, Technician, Metal 1904 MK404a K.Partington@wlv.ac.uk Other School Staff Darren Hillman, Technical Resource Manager 2549 MK517a D.N.Hillman@wlv.ac.uk Claire Dunn, School Manager (Administration) 3399 MK501b C.Dunn2@wlv.ac.uk Dr Jane Cooksey, Learner Support Tutor 3526 MK404a firstname.lastname@example.org 10 School of Art and Design – Prize List The School currently awards the following prizes for competitions within different course areas. Please contact your tutors for more information. The Caparo Prize for Creative Enterprise The Craftline Award for Excellence in Ceramics The Creativity Photographic Backgrounds Inspired Photograph Award The Creativity Artists Papers Artistic Techniques Award The Creativity Artists Papers Excellence in Illustration Award Daler Rowney Prize for Excellence in Graphic Communication Daler Rowney Prize for Excellence in Painting The Canon Illustration Prize The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Design & Applied Arts The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Digital Media The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Fine Art & Photography The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Visual Communications The Express & Star Award for Digital Editorial Design in Graphic Communication The Hill & Co Enterprise and Presentation Award The Ibstock Prize for Architectural Ceramics Keith Cummings Award for Excellence in Kiln Glass Casting The Light House Photographic Award in Collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton The Plantation Rug Prize for Innovation MDTi Prize for Excellence in Commercial Video Production The Potclay Award for Outstanding Work in Clay The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Editorial Graphic Communication The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Packaging Design The RotoVision Award for Excellence in Branding Design The Sandvik Prize for Excellence in Photography The Sandvik Prize for Excellence in Sculpture The Sheaffer Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions in Graphic Communications Simon Bruntnell Award for Best Glass Work in Show Top Pot Award for Achievement in Ceramics The Valentines Studentship Prize for Ceramics The Ed Bird Memorial Award Wow! Stuff Product Innovation Award 2012 Wolverhampton Art Gallery Prize for Fine Art Film Where to get help with your course General Enquiries Divisional Assistant - School of Art and Design office in room MK501 Module Related Module Tutor/Leader SAD Programmes Manager Programme/Academic Related Personal Academic Tutor Course Leader Divisional Leader Extensions/Mitigating Circumstances/Course Transfer SAD Programmes Manager Admissions and Student Support Officer Forms can be downloaded from e-vision (www.wlv.ac.uk/evision). Study Issues and Support Study Skills Advisor LRC www.wlv.ac.uk/skills 11 Students with additional support needs SAD: Dr Jane Cooksey 323526 Personal Issues Personal Tutor Student Gateway 322572 Student Gateway University Careers and Employment Services 321414 SAD Placements: Ben Carpenter 323454 Complaints/Suggestions University Reception desks, School Offices or on line at: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/PDF/ind_compl_proc.pdf Getting involved Have your say! There are many activities you can get involved in by: Becoming a student representative Helping out at Open Days Helping out with school activities Staff/Student Liaison At the beginning of each academic session students will be invited to nominate a student representative per course per level. Staff/Student liaison meetings occur once per semester. Student Council meets twice per year. Course meetings between staff and students are held twice per year. Student representatives are invited to School Committees Student Voice The involvement of students in the assessment of course quality is an established part of the University’s procedures. The Students’ Union and your Course leaders will be able to tell you about the representative roles available to students and the communication processes in the School. These are important roles that benefit you and other students. Further information about student representation and the Student Voice is available at the Students’ Union website: http://www.wolvesunion.org/pages/voice/ School of Art and Design Shop and Media Store The School of Art and Design have a shop and a Media Store which are located on the ground floor of MK building. The Shop sells a wide variety of materials at reasonable prices. The Media Store has a range of cameras, videos, lights, tripods and other multimedia equipment which you can borrow. Insurance You are strongly advised to insure valuable belongings against theft, loss or damage and to register with a doctor. 12 Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) What is ‘Employability’? ‘Employability’ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your employment prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton. Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they also want to employ individuals who are able to: Communicate effectively, Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills. Solve problems Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations Be self-confident How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills? At the School of Art and Design we aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop these through the modules you will be studying. The assessments you do for your modules are designed to help you develop Subject specific skills through the research you undertake for the assignments. In addition, they are also designed to help you develop other key skills such as your written communication skills. Where you have formal presentations, this will build your self-confidence in addition to helping you develop your skills of verbal communication. Working as part of a team will develop vital group-work skills. Attending your classes regularly will further ensure that you have the opportunity to develop other skills, for example time management. Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a number of skills, some of which are listed below: Working as part of a group Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills Effective communication Written (via reports etc.) Oral (through formal presentations) Problem-solving IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheets, use of email etc.) Time management Attending classes on time Handing in your assignments by the deadline date You may also be working part-time. The experience you gain within a work environment is a very worthwhile one and also helps you to develop key skills. Ben Carpenter is the School of Art and Design Student Placement Co-ordinator and there is a WOLF topic – Employment and Placements for SAD. This is another good way of developing skills which are valued by employers. Career opportunities and Future Study Graduate Destinations MA Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton MA Architecture, Holland MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings, University of Bath Product development within WoW Stuff, Wolverhampton Independent designer working at Spencer Swindon Design Ltd, Birmingham Graduate working as a school technician Students working globally in Hong Kong, Norway, Greece and Cyprus Various students extending their studies doing a PGCE Careers and Employment Centre Simon Brandwood ext. 1279 13 Future Study Postgraduate Courses: MA Design & Applied Arts (Specialism) MA Fine Art MA Digital & Visual Communication (Specialism) All postgraduate enquiries to Jo Mills ext. 2213 Research opportunities: MPhil and PhDs in Art and Design (interdisciplinary combinations available) PhD Study: Studying the effect of art, craft and design on society is the focus for CADRE, the University’s Centre of Art, Design, Research and Experimentation. From the social interaction inherent in new media technologies, the theory and practice of cultural agency, experiments in dialogic collaborations for curation and to exploratory material processes for performative object – the Research Centre investigates a broad range of artistic practices that influence the way we think, feel and behave. A research degree – MPhil (Master of Philosophy) or PhD (Dr of Philosophy) – is an individual academic investigation carried out under the supervision of a small team of specialists who offer high- level advice, support and training. All research enquiries to Professor Dew Harrison ext. 1941 or Jo Mills ext. 2213 Professional Placements and Work Placements An optional Professional Placement year is available for this course. A placement in your chosen specialism can give you valuable experience, build your confidence and give you a head start in gaining employment in your chosen field. The aim is to start your placement in the September after the successful completion of your second year. You will then return to University the following September to complete your final year. For more information see the Professional Placement Handbook or contact Ben Carpenter, Employability Co-ordinator: Telephone Extension:3454. Email: Ben.Carpenter@wlv.ac.uk or Hilary Price, Creative Studio Co-ordinator, email@example.com, telephone extension: 2433. 14 Health & Safety issues YOU MUST NOT USE MACHINERY UNTIL INDUCTED IN THE SAFE WORKING PRACTICES FOR YOUR AREA. Undergraduate students will receive the appropriate health and safety induction for their specific subject areas as part of their curriculum. Postgraduate students should discuss with the Postgraduate Programme Manager their specific needs for health and safety induction. It is important that this takes place as soon as possible after registration. ROOM DESIGNATIONS: A Students may work unsupervised B Occasional checks by supervisors required C Supervision is required D Supervision at all times THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL: Eating and Drinking Only in designated areas. This is because of the inherent risk of fire and ingestion of harmful materials Smoking is not allowed anywhere on University property. VENTILATIONS & EXTRACTION: Must be turned on at all times ELECTRICAL APPLICANCES AND MACHINERY: Turn off when you have finished using them. Turn off if you are the last to leave. LEAVE THE AREA YOUR ARE WORKING IN SAFE: When leaving insecure or risky work unattended always put a sign to warn others. CLEAN UP SPILLS: Dispose of in the correct manner. DO NO MAINTENANCE TO MACHINERY: See a member of staff – do not do it yourself. REPORT ANY ADVERSE CONDITION: When using chemicals, powders or thinners etc. NOTE POSITIONS OF FIRST AID BOXES, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND FIRE EXITS: Do not obstruct fire exits and remove any obstacles you find from the path of an exit. ALWAYS OBEY FIRE ALARM: The staff are not given prior warning for any fire drill. It is imperative that you know the assembly point for your building. Alarm bell testing is carried out, you will be notified when this occurs and you will not have to leave the building. FIRE SAFE ‘REFUGE’ AREAS: These are on each floor and are situated directly adjacent to the life under the viewing windows. They are intended primarily for wheelchair users but any casualty should be placed here. Reassure them, then make your own way down the stairs and inform the Fire Co-ordinator as to exactly which floor the person is on. EMERGENCY INTERCOMS: These are found on the landing adjacent to the lift. They alert SAD security. Misuse will lead to disciplinary action. REPORT ALL ACCIDENTS: No matter how small as it may need to go into the accident book. Accidents should be reported via the University’s Accident Report Form which is available on- line from the Department of Risk, Health and Safety: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/staff/services/hsd/accident_reporting.aspx 15 Additional information which may not directly to certain subjects. HASAWA: Health and Safety At Work Act. The University is bound to provide a safe and suitable place of work. This is a EU directive to Parliament. The University is breaking the law if it does not comply with the HSAWA. As such, the School’s technical staff, under the guidance of SAD Safety Committee, and the SAD Safety Advisor, have to do a great deal of preparatory background work to conform to the HASAWA. This is done on your behalf and for your wellbeing: CODES OF These are Health and Safety policy statements that emanate from the PRACTICE: Vice Chancellor down to the various Health and Safety management groups. MANUAL Learn how to bend and stand correctly when lifting heavy objects that are HANDLING: deemed to be within your capabilities, and to assess when to use lifting equipment, or seek help as necessary. COSHH: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. All materials have to be verified to see how safe they are to handle and use, before we purchase them. RISK Evaluate all risks and exposures, with materials, machinery and the working ASSESSMENT: environment. WORKING Are step-by-step actions and operations that are ascertained from doing the PROCEDURES: COSHH and RISK ASSESSMENTS. They take into account the aforementioned regulations to ensure safe working practices. Therefore, all of the precautions that we implement must be adhered to, or you will not be allowed to work. This is particularly pertinent with the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), i.e. eye, face, ear, hand, feet and body protection. All are to British Standards. All of this information is available to staff and students and is kept in the relevant Subject Technician’s Office. Copies are also kept in the Superintendent Technician’s Office, MK517a. 16 CHARTER FOR STUDENTS STUDYING IN THE SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN The School of Art and Design is a working partnership between its students and staff. Students of the School of Art and Design are expected to have high aspirations. Studying in this supportive environment offers you the opportunity to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours that will enhance your career opportunities. In order to help you achieve your objectives we shall endeavour to provide A stimulating and well-planned learning opportunity Appropriate resources, including books and computers/software Well-defined and appropriate programmes of study Opportunities to plan and review your progress Access to learning support Qualified, experienced and approachable technical and academic staff We shall ensure that Written and verbal feedback will be provided on all assessments within 2-3 working weeks There are opportunities for you to comment on and influence your University and School experience, e.g., via student forums, student-staff liaison meetings, module questionnaires and student representation on School committees You will have access to information that you need to progress on the course, e.g., through module guides and award/pathway guides All staff treat you with courtesy and respect Equal opportunities is promoted We deal promptly and fairly with issues of concern raised by you We expect you to: Review your progress Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students Attend all learning sessions, including tutorials, and act appropriately at all times Understand the requirements of your programme of study Understand the requirements of each module you are studying on (sessions to attend, assessment procedures etc) Respect and abide by the University regulations, e.g., Equal Opportunities Policy, ID Cards, quiet areas, no smoking, plagiarism, student conduct etc Bring all necessary equipment to studios and workshops Abide by health and safety procedures, including wearing personal protective clothing when required Hand in assessments on time and in line with assessment procedures Switch off mobile phones when in class Behave considerately in lectures and participate in group activities Keep your tutor informed if you have personal problems that affect your work. If any problem makes it necessary for you to seek an extension on the date on which your assessment should have been submitted, then do so before the deadline date. Seek approval for any change in your programme and submit the record to your tutor/lecturer within the deadlines. It is your responsibility to submit the form to your student registry Inform the Registry Administrator if your address/personal details/sponsor changes/or other contact details change Notify your personal tutor/module leader of any sickness or absence Support your student representative in their work on your behalf 17 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) The contacts for APL consideration within the School of Art and Design is Don Adamson. Courses are based on the principle of accumulating sufficient ‘credits’ at appropriate levels. The usual means to gain a Foundation Degree is to complete the level 1 credit requirement, then move on to achieve the level 2 requirement. In order to obtain the required credits for your targeted award you need to study (and pass) a set of modules. Each award specifies the modules (the ‘core’ or ‘core option’ modules) which must be studied as part of this set of modules. A single module is normally worth 20 credits. However, it is not uncommon for students to have gained the knowledge and skills developed in some of our modules through previous study at another institution, by virtue of their normal work experience or via some other interest or activity. Clearly, where this is the case, it would not be sensible or desirable for you to repeat this learning experience during your student for one of our awards. Where we can clearly substantiate a student claim to already have the relevant knowledge and skills to have satisfied the Learning Outcomes for one of our modules, it is possible to accredit that achievement and thereby possibly shorten the period of student required for the target award. APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) is a process for recognising and assessing students’ prior learning. This recognition may give the learning a credit-value in a credit-based structure and enable it to be counted towards the completion of a programme of study and the award(s) or qualifications associated with it. APL includes: APEL- accreditation of experiential learning normally learning for which the student does not have a formal certificate from a recognised body, or APCL - accreditation of prior certificated learning normally previously assessed and certificated learning recognised for academic purposes. Normally students will request consideration for APL prior to starting their course. Retrospective claims are considered but may not be successful. University information and guidance on APL can be found at: http://asp2.wlv.ac.uk/registry/qasd/HPGandT/HandG/APL%20Guidelines.pdf Learning, Teaching & Assessment: What Can You Expect? Learning and Teaching Learning & Teaching Resources There is a wide range of resources available for your learning, including on-line materials, web-based information and, importantly, the online resources provided by the Learning Centres. Module information will direct you to specific information sources, but there is an expectation that you will research your own sources in order to enhance your achievement of the learning outcomes for the programme. In order to locate resources relevant to Art and Design directly, visit the Learning Centre’s home page at www.wlv.ac.uk/lib, select ‘Subject Starting Point’ from the left hand menu and use the links to navigate through e-books, e-journals, databases and information on the web. If you require further subject-specific help with resources, contact SAD Librarian, Christine Lambert, 01902 321608. Technology Supported Learning Technology supported learning is useful for many aspects of your studies at the School of Art & Design. The e-portfolio system, PebblePAD, is useful for personal development planning, for storing, recording and reflecting on all aspects of your work and life here. Tutors are increasingly using technology supported learning in many aspects of their teaching and as a means of communication with individuals and groups. You will be introduced to both PebblePAD and WOLF (the university’s virtual learning environment) at the outset of your studies. 18 Assessment Types of assessment The main source of information about assessment tasks are the module guide and assessment task brief. The module tutor will provide a detailed briefing for each assignment. There is a wide range of assessment tasks (further details can be found in the Undergraduate Student Guide), including: Project work Presentations Reports Team work exercises Work placement Written assignments Undergraduate Student Guide: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=13158 Marking of Assessments The marking and grading of your work is a comprehensive exercise involving first-marking by tutors, moderation by other tutors and the submission of assessments to independent external examiners who monitor and advise, thereby ensuring quality and standards. The normal return period for feedback on your marked (summative) work is three weeks after the date of submission. You will receive a grade achieved and comments on whether and how you have achieved the learning outcomes. The processing of grades is outlined in the Undergraduate Student Guide. Marking Criteria In order to pass a module you will need to meet the criteria indicated on the assignment brief. These criteria will be selected from the assessment criteria, which is listed below: Level 4 Contextual modules outcomes Ideas You will be able to generate ideas, concepts and proposals independently and/or collaboratively within a given context. Research You will be able to select and utilise appropriate research strategies in all aspects of your study. Subject specific module outcomes Knowledge Apply elements and principles of visual design language through use of line, form, light, tone, colour, scale, perspective and materials in a range of applications Generate ideas, concepts and proposals (either independently or collaboratively) in 2D and 3D contexts using observation, research, experimentation, manipulation, developmental and problem solving techniques presenting outcomes in a Design portfolio Culture Apply and contribute to the development of a studio-based culture through effective communication, in the context of specialist skills and knowledge development in the field of design realisation of functional objects and spaces Manage workloads, meet deadlines, and set and agree tasks to achieve goals on an individual and group basis, and to practice studio practice skills in relation to design and design critique 19 Skills Comply with the Legal requirements that are specified by the British Health and Safety Executive on good working practice in workshops Apply practical skills in the operation of tools and equipment to fabricate models, with reference to planning and preparation, workshop protocols, basic manipulation of physical objects, materials processing and finishing, using both hard and soft modelling techniques Principles Apply basic principles of design to arrive at solutions to stimulating and challenging group- based and individual projects Generate design and detailing specifications appropriate for drawing and model-making processes Digital Literacy Apply appropriate computer aided design software packages by way of an introduction to the skills required to produce accurate professional drawings and to create detailed 2D and 3D designs to include file preparation, transfer and printing methods Ideas To generate ideas, concepts and proposals independently and/or collaboratively Application Apply your learning in different contextual frameworks and situations Communication Communicate and present your ideas and research effectively Level 5 Contextual module outcomes Application You will apply your learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, within art and design. Research You will research effectively to demonstrate knowledge and understanding within and beyond your chosen subject. Contextualisation You will demonstrate an understanding of the context of your subject both within the discipline and in the wider historical and cultural concepts. Subject specific module outcomes Development Explore and investigate facets and features of design structures and components to meet immediate, transient and long-term client needs Articulate and synthesise knowledge and understanding of aesthetic, technical and behavioural aspects to create opportunities to propose intermediate and temporary design solutions to client briefs Interdisciplinary Research and critically evaluate a range of textual, digital and media-based resources and select suitable materials to contribute to the compilation of a comprehensive and relevant portfolio of work Manage own workloads to meet deadlines and achieve goals set, whilst making an effective contribution to a team of others, working together in a Studio Practice and/or Workshop Practice context, to develop skills, knowledge and understanding Realisation Demonstrate competence in a range of advanced model-making techniques so as to develop creative solutions Critically evaluate a range of techniques to demonstrate a clear understanding of the potential for, and constraints of, materials and processes Specification Consolidate what has been learnt to present constrained design solutions contextualised to planning and user requirements 20 Articulate and synthesise knowledge and understanding to present complete design solutions comprising plans, elevations, sections and 3D views to further develop skills associated with drawing specification Understanding Demonstrate competence in recommending materials based upon an understanding of material properties, applications and related processes Consolidate fundamental concepts on and around material specifications and be in a position to provide potential clients with cost and specification details Ideas Employing both convergent and divergently thinking in the process of observation, investigation , visualisation and/or making Application Consolidate your learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, both within and beyond the field of art and design Communication To articulate and synthesis your knowledge and understanding, attributes and skills in effective ways Level 6 Contextual module outcomes Reflection You will critically reflect on an agreed topic within your subject area. You should be able to critically reflect on your practice, its relationship to your own career aspirations and vocational context. Communication You will be able to articulate and synthesise your knowledge and understanding and demonstrate familiarity with specialised vocabulary. You will be expected to articulate and synthesise your knowledge and understanding, attributes and skills for future career planning. Contextualisation You will be able to articulate and demonstrate an awareness of the wider historical, social and cultural contexts. you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and competence to industry and practice in appropriate presentational forms Subject specific module outcomes Depth Critically reflect on a range of conceptual design methodologies in order to develop clearly articulated and creative responses to initial research proposals and investigations Synthesise knowledge and understanding and demonstrate competence in conceptual design techniques and refinement to provide appropriate design solutions to fully meet specified aims Innovation Manage and make appropriate use of resources to create innovative solutions to design problems, identifying opportunities for development where appropriate Critically reflect on and refine design solutions to enable the development of innovative design work that is rigorous, relevant and practicable Demonstrate what has been learnt through the effective use of professional presentation techniques in order to present and opportunity to evaluate and to express informed opinion Implementation Critically reflect on emerging market opportunities in the context of professional practice Demonstrate what has been learnt through the production of a body of work to a professional standard and in response to an externally set design brief Articulate and synthesis knowledge and understanding of professional practice in the broader context 21 Self Management Demonstrate competence in specialist techniques and apply them to present solutions that demonstrate initiative and creativity in project work Articulate and synthesise arguments that are cognisant of cultural, social, environmental, theoretical and historical issues Critically reflect on outcomes of project work with appreciation of views and opinions of other stakeholders Reflection You will critically reflect on an agreed topic within your subject area Communication You will be expected to articulate and synthesis your knowledge and understanding, attributes and skills for future career planning, study, research and self-fulfilment Ideas Be able to demonstrate convergent and divergent thinking in the process of observation, investigation , visualisation and/or making Application You will demonstrate what has been learnt effectively 22 Academic Misconduct UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON POLICY ON TACKLING ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT The University considers seriously all acts of academic misconduct, which by definition are dishonest and in direct opposition to the values of a learning community. Academic misconduct, if not challenged, will ultimately devalue academic standards and honest effort on the part of all students. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they understand the regulations and conventions for proper academic referencing and where concerned about the potential for any act of academic misconduct to seek advice/counselling from academic or academic support staff. In understanding this, any attempt to enhance performance by dishonest means will result in academic penalties. Defining Academic Misconduct: Cheating – Cheating is defined as any attempt to gain unfair advantage in an assessment by dishonest means, and includes e.g. cheating in an examination, stealing another student’s work, commissioning of an assessment from a third party, impersonation of another student. This is not an exhaustive list and other common examples of cheating would include – Being in possession of “crib notes” during an examination Copying from the work of another student Prohibited communication during an examination Unauthorised use of electronic devices Acts of plagiarism or collusion as defined below Collusion - Collusion is when two or more people combine to produce a piece of work for assessment that is passed off as the work of one student alone. The work may be so alike in content, wording and structure that the similarity goes beyond what might have been coincidence. For example – where one student has copied the work of another, or where a joint effort has taken place in producing what should have been an individual effort, including preparation for a seen examination. Collusion should not be confused with the normal situation in which students learn from one another, sharing ideas and group work to complete assignments (where this is specifically authorised). Plagiarism – Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. This includes incorporating either unattributed direct quotation(s) or substantial paraphrasing from the work of another/others/or yourself. It is important to cite all sources whose work has been drawn on and reference them fully in accordance with the referencing standard used in each academic school. The most common forms of plagiarism are – Cut or copied and pasted materials from websites Copying the work of another student (past or present) including essays available through “essay bank” websites – or other data. Copying material from a text book or journal 23 Self Plagiarism 1 Support for Students: A variety of support mechanisms are in place to help students succeed and avoid academic misconduct. Visit our study skills support website at www.wlv.ac.uk/skills Book an appointment to see a study skills advisor- through the Learning Centres. Speak to your personal tutor or module leader. There is help available if you need it. The University caught and prosecuted over 600 cases of Academic Misconduct last year - it is better to do the work than think you can get away with cheating - the penalties are severe... Penalties: Where an offence is admitted, or a panel decides that cheating, plagiarism or collusion has occurred, a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary according to the nature of the offence and the level of study. Penalties will range from failure of the assignment under investigation to a restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve or a requirement to leave the University. Full details about the University's policy on Academic Misconduct and regulations and procedures for the investigation of academic misconduct are available at our website: www.wlv.ac.uk/polsregs Detecting Plagiarism: Students are required, where appropriate, to make a declaration as to the authenticity and originality of any submitted piece of work. This declaration also authorises the University to request and require students to provide an electronic version of any submitted assessment for checking. In concert with the skills and experiences of academic staff the University will utilise electronic tools such as Turnitin to detect plagiarism. At Undergraduate level the University will require that all final year projects and dissertations are submitted to Turnitin for analysis. At postgraduate level the University will require that all dissertations (or similar) are submitted to Turnitin for analysis. It will be the responsibility of each Academic School to ensure that this requirement is communicated to students in the relevant module guidance and acted upon. Students may further be required to submit an electronic copy of their work for checking via Turnitin where plagiarism is suspected. 1 Self-plagiarism occurs when a student reuses entire or parts of his/her own work that was previously assessed for academic credit and submits it as part of another work without providing proper acknowledgement of this fact. 24 ETHICS What Should You Avoid? What Should You Seek to Achieve? Always acknowledge the use of someone else’s work, using the appropriate system of referencing. Also, it is a very serious offence to use someone else’s work, especially word- for-word or paraphrased contents of other’s work. This is plagiarism and will be covered throughout the programme to ensure that you are aware of how to avoid it. Always keep copies of the sources or keep a note of each source as you use it, so that you can reference it in your bibliography at the end of your assignment. Plan your work in advance so as to meet the hand-in (submission) date. Writing up your research is often more time-consuming than you expect. Get help from tutors and mentors if you are unsure. Above all, do not ‘suffer in silence’; the Course Leader, Student Advisor, Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) and module tutors will be able to provide guidance so please use them. Why are ethical considerations important when researching for your modules, projects or assignments? Research is an essential and vital part of learning and teaching. Most research uses existing material, that is publicly and legally available e.g. books, journals, periodicals, and web-based material for which formal approval is not normally required. However some research may involve interaction with people or organisations. You should ensure that you do NOT conduct any research that could be intrusive or sensitive or could cause psychological harm or suffering to others. Ethical Monitoring of Modules, Projects and Assignments For many modules, projects or assignments you will be using literature based research, for which formal approval is not normally required. However when your research brings you into contact with people or organisations (e.g. Email contact, interviews, questionnaires, photographing or video or audio taping) then you need to be fully aware of and rigorously and consistently apply the School of Art Ethical Monitoring Procedures. In such cases you will need to discuss your intentions with your module tutor who will need to approve what you are doing before you make any contact. If your research or project involves any of the following you will have to get written permission from the School of Art and Design, Learning, Teaching & Ethics Sub Committee. Your tutor will discuss the research with you and complete the relevant Ethical Monitoring Form and forward it for the approval of this Committee. Written permission is needed from the SAD Learning Teaching & Ethics Sub Committee for research or project work that, involves covert procedures uses any procedures that may be considered likely to be physically or psychologically harmful may be offensive or produces material that may be offensive is contentious and may bring the University into disrepute requires access to, or creates data about individuals of a highly confidential nature involves participants who are considered vulnerable requires the administration of substances (legal or otherwise) requires the approval of another Professional Ethics Committee What Feedback Can You Expect? What can you expect from your tutors whilst you are preparing your work? Normally tutors will advise you, as a group, on the assessment at or near the start of the module. In many modules, tutorials will be arranged over the course of the module. These may be in a group or on a one-to-one basis. What should you not expect from your tutors? It is not the role of a tutor to look at or read drafts of your work and correct them with a view to you obtaining a ‘good mark’. An assignment should reflect your effort and input, and the role of the tutor is to guide and advise. It is then your responsibility to assess this advice 25 and guidance and use it accordingly. Tutors provide this in good faith, but its use - or lack of it - by you is not an automatic route to a good or a poor grade. Other factors, particularly those pertaining to your skills and efforts, will play a vital role in your achievement. After completion of the assignment Main feedback is through a copy (to you) of the assessment feedback sheet from tutors/administrative support staff. How You Can Comment on Learning & Teaching And Assessment We greatly value your feedback; students’ views are collectively influential in how we deliver Learning and Teaching and are gathered through staff-student meetings and via questionnaires, particularly the Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs) that you are asked to complete towards the end of a module. Such feedback is analysed for annual monitoring of modules, subjects and courses. External Examiners External examiners are assigned to modules, for which they see a representative sample of student work. Their job is to ensure that modules, assessment procedures and marking standards are fair and on a par with other degree awarding institutions; and to ensure that individual students are awarded grades that are a fair reflection of their performance. External examiners may request to meet with students and are required to produce an annual report which is considered by the University’s Quality and Enhancement Committee. 26 APPENDIX Module Descriptions INTERIOR DESIGN LEVEL 4 Module Code: 4AD010 Module Title: Introduction to Art and Design in Context Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Dr Louise Fenton Telephone 01902 518423 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Room Number MK301a Module description This module provides generic and subject specific contextualisation for undergraduate study in Art and Design. This module enables you to develop appropriate key skills including research and academic writing. You will be introduced to subject relevant social, historical and cultural contexts. These contexts will be presented through a variety of ways such as visual presentations, film and gallery visits. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Coursework 20% 2 Coursework 80% Module Code: 4AA012 Module Title: Conceptual Design: Knowledge Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Ben Salter Telephone 01902 321969 Email email@example.com Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module introduces you to the elements and principles of a visual language that are relevant to design practice in the context of line, form, light, tone, colour, scale and perspective and materials through a range of approaches, i.e., generative/observation, generative/ research, experimental/developmental and analytical/problem solving. Studio projects will enable you to explore the characteristics of 2D and 3D spatial contexts and develop your ability to manipulate this language in the generation of a design portfolio. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Coursework 100% 27 Module Code: 4AA013 Module Title: Studio Practice: Culture Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Robert Cooksey Telephone 01902 321957 Email R.Cooksey@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module will provide the opportunity for you to apply, and further develop, specialist skills and knowledge towards the realisation of a functional object/space. The context of study will be directed by tutors and you will be required to formulate a design proposal that will provide an appropriate context for creative and professional development. You are required to have an understanding of time- management, design skills and critical analysis in order to fulfil your design capabilities. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Coursework 100% Module Code: 4AA014 Module Title: Professional Practice: Skills Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader David Henley Telephone 01902 321947 Email D.W.Henley@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module aims to integrate three essential aspects of workshop/modelling safety and competence. 1. It introduces you to the legal requirements that are specified by the British Health and Safety Executive for the correct use of materials and machinery; and the Divisions Safety Code of Practice, which provides clear guidelines for good working practice in workshops, risk assessment and basic occupational/environmental health information. 2. It also introduces you to soft modelling techniques using materials such as - clay / plastics / foam-board / found objects / vacuum forming and wire manipulation 3. Comprises a practical induction into the creative use of workshop tools and equipment. This will include: planning and preparation; workshop protocols relating to hand tools and machinery; and basic manipulation, processing and finishing of specified wood, metal and plastic materials. You will learn through the 3-D construction of prescribed design projects in each of the material areas. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 In-Class Test 20% 2 Practical 80% 28 Module Code: 4AA015 Module Title: Design Project: Principles Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Ben Salter Telephone 01902 321969 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module takes you through the principles of designing whether this be a space or object. You will be given a selection of projects approximately 3-4 weeks in length which are both stimulating and challenging and which may be group or individually based. Projects are designed so that you are able to explore and gain confidence as you grasp the fundamentals of design specification and detailing through the processes of making and drawing, use of workshops, computer suites and design studios. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Coursework 100% Module Code: 4AA016 Module Title: Technical: Digital Literacy Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Claire Jolin Telephone 01902 322614 Email email@example.com Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module is one of two parts and runs the length of the year: Part 1: Takes you through the basics of AutoCAD 2D (or similar software) and introduces the skills required to produce accurate professional drawings and to create detailed 2D designs in software package that is used within design industries. All contact time will be based around projects that are linked to other modules so as to directly enhance the students’ learning experience. Part 2: This module will introduce you to computer- aided 3-D modelling for design development and presentation. The module will familiarise you with: • the 3-D drafting environment. • wire frame modelling and editing. • solid modelling and rendering. • 2-D detail drawing and dimensioning. Prescribed tasks will provide an incremental framework for students to develop greater proficiency in the use of computer-aided modelling techniques for generating and manipulating 3-D solid objects and their environments. Throughout you will gain knowledge and understanding of file preparation, transfer and printing methods. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Coursework 50% 2 Coursework 50% 29 INTERIOR DESIGN LEVEL 5 Module Code: 5AD008 Module Title: Critical and Contextual Issues in Art and Design Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Dr Louise Fenton Telephone 01902 518423 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Room Number MK301a Module description This module will enable you to increase and develop your awareness of a variety of theoretical concepts, issues and movements which have affected or influenced the way in which creative practitioners think and work. You will develop arguments and/or solve problems through a continuing engagement with cultural, social, environmental and historical issues demonstrating critical thinking. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Coursework 50% 2 Presentation 50% Module Code: 5AA012 Module Title: Conceptual Design: Development Credit value 20 Pre-requisites 4AA012 Conceptual Design: Knowledge Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Ben Salter Telephone 01902 321969 Email email@example.com Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module expands upon Conceptual Design - knowledge and provides you with the opportunity to explore and investigate facets and features of structures and /or components to meet immediate, and yet temporary, customer needs. These might include portable, nomadic and knockdown spatial design structures. You will also explore the aesthetic, technical and behavioural issues that are unique to temporary design issues. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Practical 100% 30 Module Code: 5AA013 Module Title: Studio Practice: Interdisciplinary Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Ben Salter Telephone 01902 321969 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module will enable you to further develop your creative design vocabulary while exploring the links between visual/contextual research, design development and realisation. Visual research will require you to: undertake primary research; investigate a range of textual, digital and media-based resources; and select suitable material to compile a comprehensive record of your studies. Studio- based activities will provide the opportunity for you to evaluate your research, discuss initial concepts and develop appropriate design proposals. 2-D artwork, that communicates ideas effectively, will enable you to present your work to a wider audience. Studio/ workshop practice enables you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding associated with your Pathway specialism or personal learning needs. You will demonstrate your understanding of the module aims through the production of a final design solution. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Practical 100% Module Code: 5AA014 Module Title: Professional Practice: Realisation Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader David Henley Telephone 01902 321947 Email D.W.Henley@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module takes you through the principles of designing in detail. You will learn the basics of designing within specific restrictions and how these relate to the problems of planning and user requirements. You will be given the opportunity to expand your drawing capabilities within plans, elevations, sections and 3D views and to develop your flair as well as learning the fundamentals of planning, user requirements, and specifications. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Presentation 20% 2 Practical 80% 31 Module Code: 5AA015 Module Title: Design Project: Specification Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader David Henley Telephone 01902 321947 Email D.W.Henley@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module aims to take you through more advanced model-making techniques and to extend your creativity skills. The module will continue the use of machinery to create a diverse range of elements/spaces through a range of techniques and processes that will enable you to advance your understanding of the potential and constraints of various material(s). Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Practical 100% Module Code: 5AA016 Module Title: Technical: Understanding Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Robert Cooksey Telephone 01902 321957 Email R.Cooksey@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module will provide a framework for you to develop a range of skills in, and knowledge of, product development and general detailing/specification. Topics might include: • practical real world • new and emerging technology • conceptual & theory You will be required to research initial concepts and investigate the potential and constraints of materials as well as to source manufacturers for all materials within your specification and to be able to provide full costings to give to potential clients. You are encouraged to liaise with local and/or regional and record information found, in a reflective diary format, of all findings and conclusion. Regular group critiques and action planning will underpin all activities. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Research 30% 2 Practical 70% 32 Module Code: 5AD009 Module Title: Professional Experience 1 Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Ben Carpenter Telephone 01902 323454 Email Ben.Carpenter@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK707 Module description This module will give you your first opportunity to gain industrial experience in an area of personal interest, through the initiation of a short work placement or live project of your choice. You will find a suitable placement or project and then collaborate/negotiate with professionals to gain industrial experience. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Report 30% 2 Report 70% Module Code: 5AD011 Module Title: Professional Placement (Sandwich) Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Ben Carpenter Telephone 01902 323454 Email Ben.Carpenter@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK707 Module description The professional placement provides an opportunity for professional development in the work place and as such, greatly enhances the prospects for you to find bespoke or relevant employment at the end of your studies. Help and support is provided to assist you in finding a suitable placement by the School, but greater emphasis is placed on your awareness and self-motivation in finding a good quality placement. Normally, staff may visit you once during the 48-week period, but contact will be continual throughout the year. The placement provider will be asked to comment on the your progress during the placement. These comments will help in providing you with formative feedback. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Report 100% 33 INTERIOR DESIGN LEVEL 6 Module Code: 6AD002 Module Title: Dissertation Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Dr Louise Fenton Telephone 01902 518423 Email email@example.com Staff Room Number MK301a Module description This module is an opportunity to conduct an in-depth study of a topic of interest related to your major subject. Individual personal tutorials are used to generate and develop a personal research strategy to monitor progress and assist in the realisation of objectives. A written draft is used as a vehicle for feedback before the submission of a final version. You will engage with a log book to record tutorials and progress throughout this module. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Proposal 20% 2 Coursework 80% Module Code: 6AD001 Module Title: Creative Industries and Opportunities Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Dr Louise Fenton Telephone 01902 518423 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Room Number MK301a Module description The aim of this module is to • Familiarise you with a range of issues relating to the active pursuit of a career in the creative industries. • Enable you to effectively demonstrate current knowledge of the professional world and to contextualise various practices. • To assist you to identify, understand research and reference information pertinent to your personal career ambitions. • To help and encourage you to utilise written, verbal and visual presentation techniques in order to evaluate and to express an informed opinion. You will produce a variety of documents to support entry into the creative industries. The exact scope of these will be outlined in the assignment brief in accordance with your specialist subject. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Proposal 20% 2 Coursework 80% 34 Module Code: 6AA013 Module Title: Studio Practice: Innovation Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Robert Cooksey Telephone 01902 321957 Email R.Cooksey@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK404a Module description The module aims to provide the opportunity for you to carry out a self-managed design project, based on your Major Project. This will lead to a novel solution for a design problem or opportunity for development. You are introduced to a range of project and research techniques to enable you to conduct an academically rigorous, relevant and practically oriented project. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Practical 100% Module Code: 6AA014 Module Title: Professional Practice: Implementation Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Robert Cooksey Telephone 01902 321957 Email R.Cooksey@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This module is concerned with increasing your awareness and understanding of the environment in which an independent designer might operate. The module will provide a framework for you to develop professional design skills in your chosen specialism. By choosing a well considered competition or live project, you will have the opportunity to research and produce design solutions. Following a short period for evaluation and review you will further refine this body of work to produce final outcomes in response to external directives. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Practical 100% 35 Module Code: 6AA018 Module Title: Major Project: Interior Design Credit value 40 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Claire Jolin Telephone 01902 322614 Email email@example.com Staff Room Number MK404a Module description This core module takes you through a project that spans the final year of study. The module is designed to expand your awareness and understanding of the environment in which an independent interior designer might operate and provide a framework for you to select interior design themes from your personal research. The Project continues through the solution/design stage and this part of the project module is used to emphasise design proposals and final solution. Activities are expected to be varied and student/project dependent, but you will be expected to make use of model-making equipment, computer technology and traditional drawing methods to help in the progress of design feasibility studies. Additionally, you will be expected to take advantage of previously taught elements to arrive at your own novel solutions/prototype/models/etc. culminating in presentations of your work. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Proposal 40% 2 Project 60% Module Code: 6AD003 Module Title: Professional Experience 2 Credit value 20 Pre-requisites N/A Co-requisites N/A Prohibited combinations Module Leader Ben Carpenter Telephone 01902 323454 Email Ben.Carpenter@wlv.ac.uk Staff Room Number MK707 Module description This module will give you further opportunity to gain industrial experience in an area of personal interest through the initiation of a short work placement or live project of your choice. You will find a suitable placement or project and then collaborate/negotiate with professionals to gain industrial experience. Assessment Description Weighting or Pass/Fail 1 Report 30% 2 Report 70% 36