Undergraduate Course: Archaeological Illustration (ARCA10014)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is not solely about drawings and does not aim to teach students to become expert in draughting, surveying or photography. It does aim to introduce them to some of the complexities surrounding the visual presentation or archaeological material and to teach them the value of visual material, how to assess it, create it and use it. Visual presentation in archaeology covers a wide range of formats from the drawing and photography to museum display, conference exhibition or site presentation. Most of these aspects are covered in the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites: Archaeology 2A and 2B, or Honours entry to degrees in Classics, or equivalent.
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Archaeology courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| A knowledge and understanding of:
- the history and development of archaeological illustration;
- basic methods employed in the printing and production process;
- drawing conventions and standards for the illustration of small finds;
- the use and production of maps, charts and diagrams;
- the essentials of good graphic design;
- the role of landscape archaeology and basic land survey techniques;
- public presentation issues including restoration and reconstruction of sites and artefacts; computer graphic design and internet design.
|Course organiser||Dr Gordon Thomas
Tel: (0131 6)50 2383
|Course secretary||Ms Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782