Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Explorations (ARCH10001)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course extends Stage 2 level architectural design and communication skills by foregrounding experimentation. It is focused on developing students' familiarity with different approaches to architectural design experimentation and the processes that these entail. Students are asked to develop an approach to specific design themes based on the identification of problems, opportunities, sources, methodologies and inventive strategies. The course is offered in a number of parallel design studios that sustain the overarching pedagogical aims through varying and distinctive sub-themes.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 100,
Fieldwork Hours 14,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Continuous assessment through design coursework. Drawn, modelled and documented design studio work. Summative assessment based on portfolio documenting coursework throughout semester and reflective pin up.
Students on the BA Architecture Programme are permitted a maximum of two assessment attempts to pass this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to adhere to a design methodology that builds on the conceptual framework and key theoretical, cultural, and representational concerns outlined in the project brief.
- Knowledge of the ways in which research and analysis of context, program and construction inform architectural design and the ability to synthesize these concerns to develop a coherent architectural proposal.
- Ability to communicate research findings and design proposals using appropriate and varied modes of visual, verbal and written production.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||First day of class: 9:30-11:00 (check back for location) followed by Unit Meetings at 16:00 in Lauriston Place Studios K,L,M.
Required course meeting times: Mondays 9:30-1:00 and Thursdays 9:00-6:00.
|Course organiser||Ms Lisa Moffitt
Tel: (0131 6)51 4246
|Course secretary||Ms Fiona Binning
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