While recognising the relevance of generic skill sets such as literacy, numeracy, personal skills etc., a further exercise investigated study skills support for creative/design based courses. The development of shared understanding in creative/design working practice is particularly relevant when considered in the context of interdisciplinary teaching and learning ambitions across the Faculties.
Key skills assessed in admissions processes and essential to student progression in creative-design-based courses have been identified as:
- exploration and interpretation of ideas and artefacts through 2- and 3-dimensional representation techniques (drawing, painting, 3-d modelling etc.);
- portfolio skills (communication of a creative narrative through completed work).
Miscellaneous HE Resources
- http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/Students.html includes links to both a visual practices resource http://www.brighton.ac.uk/visuallearning/ and a time management resource http://learnhigher.ac.uk/Students/Time-management.html.
- Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/skills4study/index.asp offers “Studying Modern Drama” as a subject area: http://www.palgrave.com/skills4study/subjectareas/drama/index.asp.
Media, film and web design
- An introduction to visual design for website designers:http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?981
- Web design principles from the University of Indiana with aggregated links: http://www.indiana.edu/~iirg/ARTICLES/VIZRES/resource_page.html
- Film Studies, How to make a one minute film, tips from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/oneminutemovies/howto/
- Dartmouth writing program, How to write about film:http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/humanities/film.shtml
- BBC Guide to Art and Design resources http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/art_and_design.shtml
- Creative problem solving skills: http://www.mycoted.com/Category:Creativity_Techniques
- OU resource for lecturers in Design: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/OULDI/
Architecture and design
Industry-produced/related sites – useful references but not specifically related to Higher Education:
- http://www.laurenceking.com/architectural-modelmaking-videos.htm (Model-making skills – very basic and of limited use beyond first year induction)
Professional Information Sites:
- Royal Institute of British Architects: http://www.architecture.com/
- http://www.pedr.co.uk/ – Professional Experience Development Record Site.
- Architects Registration Board: http://www.arb.org.uk/
- http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk ‘The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people’s lives.’ (www.hhc.rca.ac.uk)
Art and design
No specific educational online resources recorded but existing and evolving use of social networking sites Twitter, Facebook etc. to support teaching and learning activities.
Other Higher Education-related resources
- Palgrave Macmillan used for non-creative themes already covered by the Working Group www.skills4study.com ‘The two best sections are “games” actually various quizzes, e.g. start to understand your learning style, study habits etc. The second section is “useful resources” lots of general stuff, but also links to ~14 Universities i.e. their skills related resources, online dictionaries etc.’ (UU response)
- http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_93.htm “MindTools.com teaches you the leadership, team management, problem-solving, personal productivity and team-working skills you need for a happy and successful career” (www.mindtools.com)