Course Specs 2014-15 >

Please note that credits within Course Specifications are listed as SCQF credits. Further information and comparison tables for SCQF credits can be found here.

In EU institutions, the ECTS scheme operates: 2 SCQF credits = 1 ECTS

All Course Specs as at 1st September 2014, unless otherwise stated.

Undergraduate Course Specifications

 
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)

Stage 1

Studio Work 1
Architectural Technology 1
History of Architecture and Urban Studies (HAUS) 1
Studio Practices 1

Stage 2

Studio Work 2
Architectural Technology 2
History of Architecture and Urban Studies (HAUS) 2
Studio Practices 2

Stage 3

Studio Work 3
Architectural Technology 3
History of Architecture and Urban Studies (HAUS) 3
Professional Studies 3
Interdisciplinary Design 3

Stage 4 (Honours and Diploma)

Studio Work 4
Architectural Technology 4
Research Project 4
Professional Studies 4

Stage 5 (Diploma)

Final Design Thesis 5
Architectural Technology 5
Professional Studies 5
PGT Elective: Elective from PGT Menu

Exchange

Studio Work 3 Exchange
Architectural Technology 3 Exchange
History of Architecture and Urban Studies (HAUS) 3 Exchange
Studio Work 4 Exchange
Final Design Thesis Exchange
Architectural Technology 5 Exchange

 

BA (Hons) Communication Design

Stage 1

Studio 1
Design Domain 1
FoCI 1 - Cross School Course
FoCI 1 - Places, Economies, Cultures

Stage 2

Studio 2
Design Domain 2
FoCI 2 - Origins, Histories and Consequences of Design
FoCI 2 - Exploring Cultures in Art, Design and Architecture

Stage 3

Studio 3
Design Domain 3
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism

Stage 4

Studio 4 (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)

Studio 4 (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 External Critical Journal

 

BA (Hons) Communication Design (Singapore)

Stage 3

Studio 3 
Design Domain 3
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research
Overseas Immersion Project

Stage 4

Studio 4 (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)

Studio 4 (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Extended Critical Journal)

 

BA (Hons) Design

Stage 4

Studio 4 (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)

Studio 4 (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Extended Critical Journal)

 

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Stage 1

Studio 1
FoCI 1 - Cross School Project
FoCI 1 - Places, Economies, Cultures
FoCI 1 - From the Classical to the Postmodern

Stage 2

Studio 2
FoCI 2 - Exploring Cultures in Art, Design and Architecture
FoCI 2 - Exploring the Discipline: Ideas, Materials, Forms

Stage 3

Studio 3
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research

Stage 4

Studio 4 (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)

Studio 4 (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 (Extended Critical Journal)



BA (Hons) Interior Design

Stage 1

Studio 1
Design Domain 1
FoCI 1 - Cross School Project
FoCI 1 - Places, Economies, Cultures

Stage 2

Studio 2
Design Domain 2
FoCI 2 - Exploring Cultures in Art, Design and Architecture
FoCI 2 - Origins, Histories and Consequences of Design

Stage 3

Studio 3
Design Domain 3
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research

Stage 4

Studio 4 (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)

Studio 4 (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Extended Critical Journal)

 

BA (Hons) Interior Design (Singapore)

Stage 3

Studio 3
Design Domain 3
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research
Overseas Immersion Programme

Stage 4

Studio 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)

Studio 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Extended Critical Journal) 

 

BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery

Stage 1

Studio 1
Design Theory 1
Design Process 1
FoCI 1 - Cross School Project
FoCI 1 - Places, Economies, Cultures

Stage 2

Studio 2
Design Theory 2
Design Process 2
FoCI 2 - Exploring Cultures in Art, Design and Architecture
FoCI 2 - Origins, Histories and Consequences of Design

Stage 3

Studio 3
Design Domain 3
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research

Stage 4

Studio 4 (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)

Studio (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 (Extended Critical Journal)

 

BDes (Hons) Digital Culture

Stage 1

Computation S1
Connectivity S1
Cross School Project
Content S1
Studio S1

Stage 2

Computation S2
Connectivity S2
Content S2
Studio S2

Stage 3

Computation S3
Connectivity S3
Content S3
Elective: Architecture S3
Elective: Art S3
Elective: Design S3
Studio S3

Stage 4

Research S4
Elective: Architecture S4
Elective: Art S4
Elective: Design S4
Studio S4 (Project)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Extended Critical Journal)

 

BDes (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design

Fashion Pathway

Stage 1

Studio - Specialist Discipline Fundamentals
FoCI 1 - Places, Economies, Cultures
FoCI 1 - From the Classical to the Postmodern
Studio - Thematic Design Studies
Studio - Generic Design studies (Drawing)
FoCI 1 - Cross School Course
Design Process Log (Core)

Stage 2

Studio - Research, Drawing & Colour for Shape, Cut and Silhouette
Studio - Cut Drape & Construction Skills + CAD
Studio - Approaches to Fashion Design
FoCI 2 - Exploring Cultures in Art, Design and Architecture
FoCI 2 - Origins, Histories and Consequences of Design
Design Process Log (Evaluation)

Stage 3

Studio - Fashion Design for Specific Contexts
Studio - Research, Drawing & Colour for Shape, Cut and Silhouette
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research
Studio - Subject Specialist Technical Skills
Professional Skills
Design Process Portfolio (Project Development)

Stage 4

Studio - Self Directed Design and Advanced Subject Specialist Skills 
Studio - Self Directed Research, Drawing & Colour 
Design Process Portfolio (Collection Development)
FoCI 4 - (Essay)
FoCI 4 - (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 - (Critical Journal)
FoCI 4 - (Dissertation)
FoCI 4 - (Extended Critical Journal) 

 

Textile Pathway

Stage 1

Studio - Specialist Discipline Fundamentals
FoCI 1 - Places, Economies, Cultures
FoCI 1 - From the Classical to the Postmodern
Studio - Thematic Design Studies
Studio - Generic Design Studies (Drawing)
FoCI 1 - Cross School Course
Design Process Log (Core)

Stage 2

Studio - Research, Drawing & Colour for Shape, Cut and Silhouette
Studio - Surface and Structure Technical Skills + CAD
Studio - Approaches to Textiles Design
FoCI 2 - Exploring Cultures in Art, Design and Architecture
FoCI 2 - Origins, Histories and Consequences of Design
Design Process Log (Evaluation)

Stage 3

Studio - Textile Design for Specific Contexts
Studio - Research, Drawing & Colour for Surface or Structure
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research
Studio - Subject Specialist Skills
Professional Skills
Design Process Portfolio (Project Development)

Stage 4

Studio - Self Directed Design and Advanced Subject Specialist Skills 
Studio - Self Directed Research, Drawing & Colour 
Design Process Portfolio (Collection Development)
FoCI 4 (Essay)
FoCI 4 (Curatorial Rationale)
FoCI 4 (Critical Journal)
FoCI 4 (Dissertation) 
FoCI 4 (Extended Critical Journal)

 

BDes/MDes (Hons) Product Design

Stage 1

Making, Modelling & Using
FoCI 1 - Places, Economies, Cultures
FoCI 1 - From the Classical to the Postmodern
FoCI 1 - Cross School Course
Social Sciences I

Stage 2

Interactions & Experiences
FoCI 2 - Exploring Cultures in Art, Design and Architecture
FoCI 2 - Origins, Histories and Consequences of Design
Languages for PD
Social Sciences II

Stage 3

Culture, Context & Client
FoCI 3 - Approaches to Research in Art and Design Criticism
FoCI 3 - Contexts of Critical Inquiry in Art and Design: Situation, Relation, Research
Social Sciences III
Design Theory 3

Stage 4

Autonomy, Creativity & Expertise
PD Dissertation
Social Sciences IV

Stage 5

Mastering Design
Dissertation
Professing Practice

 

BEng/MEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering

(UoG - course provided by the University of Glasgow)

Stage 1

Product Design Engineering 1
Engineering Mathematics EE1X (UoG)
Engineering Mathematics EE1Y (UoG)
Applied Mechanics 1 (UoG)
Communication 1 (UoG)
Materials M1 (UoG)
Thermo & Fluid Mechanics (UoG)

Stage 2

Product Design Engineering 2
Applicable Mathematics 2A (UoG)
Applicable Mathematics 2B (UoG)
Applied Mechanics 2 (UoG)
Engineering Computing M2 (UoG)
Electrical Power Engineering 2 (UoG)
Power Electronics 2 (UoG)
Materials 2 (UoG)
Thermodynamics M2 (UoG)
Fluid Mechanics M1F (UoG)

Stage 3

Product Design Engineering 3
Dynamics, Control M3 (UoG)
Heat Transfer M3 (UoG)
Mechanics of Materials and Structures M3 (UoG)
Mathematical Modelling and Simulation M3 (UoG)
Materials and Manufacturing M3 (UoG)
Marketing E1 (UoG)

Stage 4

Advanced Materials Technology P4 (UoG)
Microelectronics in Consumer Products P4 (UoG)
Mechanics of Solids and Structures M4 (UoG)
Design and Technology Studies P4 (UoG)
Integrated System Design Project (UoG)
Product Design Engineering 4M

Stage 5

Applied Design Systems P5 (UoG)
Human Factors P5 (UoG)
Mechanics of Solids and Structures M5 (UoG)
Product Design Engineering 5M
Lasers and Electro-optic Systems M4 (UoG)

 

Postgraduate Course Specifications

Master of Architectural Studies

Stage 1

Research Paper 1
Core Research Skills for Postgraduates
Individual Research Project Report (Pathway)

Stage 2

Research Paper 2
GSA Elective
Individual Research Project Feasibility Report (Pathway)

Stage 3

Individual Research Project (Pathway)

 

Master of Fine Art

Stage 1

MFA Core Course I: Critical Review of Studio Practice

Critical Review of Studio Practice (10 week)
GSA Mandatory course: Core Research Skills for Postgraduates

Stage 2

MFA  Core Course II: Exploring Studio Practice
GSA PGT Elective Course

Stage 3

MFA Core Course III: Consolidating Studio Practice


MFA Core Course IV: Theorising Studio Practice

Elective Course One of the following options to be selected:

a) MFA Elective- Extended Studio Practice
b) MFA Elective - Extended Theory
c) GSA PGT Elective (as at Stage 2)

 

Master of Design in Communication Design

Stage 1

PGT Core: Core Research Skills
MDes Core: Design Theory: CCCP
MDes Core: Critical Reflection on Proposals

Stage 2

PGT Elective: Elective from PGT menu
MDes Core: Contextualising Design Studio Practice

Stage 3

MDes Core: Consolidation of Studio Practice
MDes Core: Critical Reflective Journal
PGT Elective: Elective from PGT menu
 
 

Master of Design in Design Innovation & Environmental Design

Stage 1

Core Research Skills
Design Theory CCCP
Studio 1

Stage 2

PGT Elective: Elective from PGT menu
Environmental Design
Studio 2

Stage 3

Research Project

 

Master of Design in Design Innovation & Service Design

Stage 1

Core Research Skills
Design Theory CCCP
Studio 1

Stage 2

PGT Elective: Elective from PGT menu
Service Design
Studio 2

Stage 3

Research Project

 

Master of Design in Design Innovation & Citizenship

Stage 1

Core Research Skills
Design Theory CCCP
Studio 1

Stage 2

PGT Elective: Elective from PGT menu
Citizenship (Specialism)
Studio 2

Stage 3

Research Project

 

Master of Design in Fashion and Textiles

Stage 1

Studio Practice 1 - Origination and Investigation
Design Process Portfolio 1 - Origination and Investigation
Core Research Skills

Stage 2

Studio Practice 2 - Experimentation and Progression
Design Process Portfolio 2 - Experimentation and Progression

Stage 3

Studio Practice 3 - Evaluation and Resolution
Design Process Portfolio 3 - Evaluation and Resolution
Exit Portfolio

 

Master of Design in Graphics, Illustration and Photography

Stage 1

PGT Core: Core Research Skills
MDes Core: Design Theory: CCCP
MDes Core: Critical Reflection on Proposals

Stage 2

PGT Elective: Elective from PGT Menu
MDes Core: Contextualising Design Studio Practice

Stage 3

MDes Core: Final Portfolio
MDes Core: Critical Reflective Journal

 

Master of Design in Interior Design

Stage 1

Core Research Skills for Postgraduates
Design Theory: CCCP
Core 1: Interface (Context and Cooperation)

Stage 2

Core 2:  Critical Surveying (Scope and Intention)
PGT Elective from menu

Stage 3

Research Project

 

Master of Design in Sound for the Moving Image

Stage 1

Sound for the Moving Image 1
Sound Theory and Film Studies
Core Research Skills for Postgraduates

Stage 2

Sound for the Moving Image 2
2 x Cross-School Electives

Stage 3

Masters Research Project and Report

 

MLitt in Fine Art Practice

Stage 1

MLitt Core Course I: Origination 1
GSA Mandatory course: Core Research Skills for Postgraduate Students

Stage 2

MLitt Core Course II: Investigation 1
GSA PGT Elective Course

Stage 3

MLitt Core Course III: Consolidation 1

Other

MLitt Bibliography

 

Master of Research in Creative Practices

C1 Core Research Skills for Postgraduates
C2 The Practice of Research
C3 Methodologies, Methods and Techniques
C4 The Process of Research
C5 Training the Self
C6 Elective Course A
Elective Course B
MRes Creative Practices - Masters Project

 

MSc in Product Design Engineering

Semester 1

Core Research Skills for Postgraduates
PDE Introduction Project
Advanced Manufacture
Microelectronics in Consumer Products

Semester 2

PDE Human Factors
Integrated Engineering Design
GSA Elective

Optional courses (10 credits selected from the following):

Software Engineering
Instrumentation & Data Systems

Compulsory Project and Dissertation

PDE Final Project

 

MSc in Visualisation

International Heritage Visualisation

Stage 1

Core Research Skills for Postgraduates
3D Modelling and Animation
Interactive Heritage Visualisation
Digital Documentation of Cultural Heritage

Stage 2

Data Acquisition and Processing
2 x Electives

Stage 3

Research Project

Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy

Stage 1

Core Research Skills for Postgraduate
3D Modelling and Animation
Applications in Medical Visualisation
Volumetric Visualisation

Stage 2

Introduction to Anatomy
Structure and Function of the Human Body
Cadaveric Dissection Techniques

Stage 3

Research Project

Serious Games Development 

Stage 1

Core Research Skills for Postgraduate
Games Programming
Serious Games Design and Research
Interactive Heritage Visualisation
Applications in Medical Visualisation

Stage 2

Motion Capture
Audio for Games and Interactive Applications
Serious Game Development
GSA Elective

Stage 3

Research Project

 

PG Cert in Learning and Teaching

Course 1

Learning and Teaching in Context

Course 2

Theory and the Practice of Learning and Teaching in the Creative Practices

Course 3

The Project

 

PG Cert in Supervision

Course 1 (SS)

SS course menu (courses specific to each discipline and developed by an interested partner institution) 
SS1a: Art, Design and Architecture Research (GSA)
SS1b: Performing Arts Research and the Doctorate Rationale (The Scottish Conservatoire)

Course 2

Supervisor Development

Course 3

Pedagogies and Contexts for Supervision

 

MEd - Education in the Creative Disciplines 

MEd - The Dissertation

PGT Electives

Adorno To Zizek: An A to Z of Critical Theory
Aesthetics in Creative Practices
Afterlife of the Author
Architectural Design and Design Theory
Art Theory and Practice since 1960
Building Energy Modelling
Comic Books
Culture in International Contexts
Design Innovation - Service Design
Digital Culture
Energy, Comfort and Health
Environmental Design
Experimental Film
Film-making Process
Interaction Design
Mapping the City
Music for Picture
Objective Analysis and Subjective Interpretation of Visual Art and Artefacts
Politics and Creative Practices
Psychoanalysis in Art and Culture
Research Primer for Architects
Sense-Space
Silversmithing - Jewellery - Metals
Sound Culture
The History of Art and Money
Transformation Design
Writing for Exhibitions

Other

PG Design - Design Theory - Culture, Context and Contemporary Practice

 

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