Postgraduate Course: Design, Value and Architecture (Distance Learning) (ARCH11019)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is divided into four sections which explore different aspects of how the practice of architecture is driven by design values from a variety of cultural and historical sources.
The Evolution of Modern Architectural Practice
An overview of evolution in the architectural profession as a discrete entity, charting the changing economic and societal influences that have moulded its development.
The Modern Movement and the Internationalisation of Style
The birth of the modern movement and the rise of the international style has influenced architects throughout the twentieth century. The module examines key characteristics of the modern in relation to the process of architectural design.
Cultural Influences on Architectural Design Theory.
An exploration of of cultural influences bearing on architectural design from digital technology to discourses on the post modern condition in its widest sense.
Architectural Specificity in an Age of Globalisation.
In an age of globalisation this module seeks to enquire as to how architectural design can relate meaningfully to place. This is reviewed in respect to current perspectives on sustainability, cultural and architectural contexts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| not applicable
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A research report counting towards 50% of the total assessment
An essay counting towards 30% of the total assessment
A weblog counting towards 20% of the total assessment
|No Exam Information
| - A knowledge of the key historical movements in architectural design.
- An understanding of the impact of wider cultural discourses on architectural design theory.
- The ability to critically assess buildings in respect to their architectural design intent.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Not applicable - course taught by distance learning
|Course organiser||Mr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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