Postgraduate Course: Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory (ARCH11070)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course focuses on reading and discussing contemporary theoretical texts on a range of recent issues and debates within architectural theory and criticism, drawing on historical and inter-disciplinary texts as necessary. In particular, the course explores topics such as space and power, representation and semiotics, materiality and immateriality, territories and mapping, affect and atmosphere, infrastructure and technology, bodies and senses. Note: this second semester course follows on from the first semester Design Studio and the Architectural Technology Research course - students must have passed these in order to progress into this course
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students are required to submit two assessments (course diary and essay). Both assignments are based on individual work.
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this course, the student is expected to demonstrate:
1. A capacity to research a given theme, comprehend the key texts that consitute the significant positions and debates within it, and contextualise it within a wider historical, cultural, social, urban, intellectual and/or theoretical frame.
2. An understanding of the way theoretical ideas and theories, practices and technologies of architecture and the arts are mobilized through different textual, visual and other media, and to explore their consequences for architecture.
3. An ability to coherently and creatively communicate the research, comprehension and contexualitization of a given theoretical theme in relation to architecture using textual and visual media.
The learning outcomes are designed to cover aspects of the ARB/RIBA criteria that are listed in the M.Arch ARB Mapping document in the Programme Degree Handbook.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
Lecture: Tuesdays 11.00 - 13.00.
Tutorial times to select from:
Tuesdays 14.00 - 14.50 Elliott Room, Minto House (20 Chambers Street)
Tuesdays 15.00 - 15.50 Elliott Room, Minto House (20 Chambers Street)
Tuesdays 14.00 - 14.50 Geddes Room, Minto House (20 Chambers Street)
Tuesdays 15.00 - 15.50 Geddes Room, Minto House (20 Chambers Street)
Tuesdays 14.00 - 14.50 Room I.02, ECA Main Building, Lauriston Place
Tuesdays 15.00 - 15.50 Room I.02, ECA Main Building, Lauriston Place
ALL students are required to attend the 11 two-hour lectures during this semester, along with the one-hour seminar/tutorial that they have been signed up to.
|Course organiser||Prof Mark Dorrian
Tel: (0131 6)51 5967
|Course secretary||Ms Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306
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