Postgraduate Course: Architectural Design Studio H (ARCH11174)
|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||Architectural Design Studio H is a non-core course that runs in Semester 2, taken in the final Semester of the Programme, it is linked to the first semester course Architectural Design Studio A (Integrated) and all students MUST have passed this first semester course as well as Architectural management, Practice and Law before entering Architectural Design Studio H. In the first year students should also have passed Architectural Design Studio C (Integrated) and Architectural Design Studio D (Integrated) from year 1, as well as Architectural Technology Research and Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory in order to progress into Architectural Design Studio H. The emphasis in this course is the closing of a design thesis inquiry relevant to current architectural issues, including tested hypotheses and design speculations at a range of scales. The course seeks to develop awareness of, ability to recognize, and work with a guiding research inquiry, and to understand how this informs and is activated by architectural design and urban proposition. It is expected that the course will culminate in appropriate presentation of complex architectural and urban and/or landscape proposals, represented as part of an identified research inquiry.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 4,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 84,
Formative Assessment Hours 28,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework, presented in the form of drawings, models, digital representations, etc. Assessment is made with reference to the ARB Part 2 graduate criteria required to be demonstrated in the module (see below).
|No Exam Information
| 1. The ability to develop a research inquiry which is clearly and logically argued, has awareness of disciplinary and interdisciplinary modes of research, draws from specifically defined subject knowledge, and is relevant to current architectural issues.
2. The ability to test hypotheses and speculations in architectural design, which may be informed through materials, processes and techniques of building, the design and development of cities, histories and theories of architecture and the related arts, or management, practice and regulatory frameworks.
3. A critical understanding of, and ability to present complex design proposals in the context of a research inquiry through appropriate forms of representation (eg. verbal, drawing, modelling, photography, film, computer, installation, performance and workshop techniques).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Studio days will be structured according to the design work being undertaken. A mixture of methods w
|Course organiser||Dr Dorian Wiszniewski
Tel: (0131 6)50 2311
|Course secretary||Ms Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306
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