This is my first stab at imagining some new course learning outcomes. They are currently very similar to the source outcomes I have stolen from the QAA Art & Design subject benchmark statement document that I mentioned in my last post. I hope to simplify them in due course so that they are a bit more student friendly. I also hope to incorporate the views of the course team and students in the development of them, probably by getting everyone to read these blog posts and comment. I've split them into 4 broad categories, Risk, Production, Reflection and Theory, but this is up for debate along with everything else.
BA(Hons) Graphic Arts & Design
Course learning outcomes, Version 0.1
On completion of the course, you will be able to present a body of work which demonstrates your ability to:
employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the processes of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, visualisation and making
select, test and make appropriate use of materials, processes and environments
generate ideas, concepts, proposals, solutions or arguments
develop ideas through to outcomes
work independently and/or collaboratively in response to set briefs and/or as self-initiated activity
identify personal strengths and needs, and reflect on personal development.
formulate reasoned responses to the critical judgements of others
source and research relevant material, assimilating and articulating relevant findings
locate your practice within the wider social, cultural, professional and ethical contexts both within and beyond the field of graphic arts and design.
analyse information and experiences, formulate independent judgements, and articulate reasoned arguments through reflection, review and evaluation
- ▼ 2009 (20)