Postgraduate Course: ASN: The Exploded Studio/City (ARCH11178)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers a practice led approach, supported through group seminars, to explore the city as a context of creative practice and action. The studio will explore dynamic structures and patterns of thought as opportunities to engage ideas across varying contexts, disciplinary, and situational boundaries, beyond conventional academic structures, to provide a greater range of experiential settings for students. This involves critical exploration of site informed practices, urban pedagogies and cultural geography, interrelated with modes of visual and spatial expression, to evaluate the built environment.
This course is open to students with an interest in exploring the dynamics of site, context, urbanisation and landscape, by evaluating constructed space through a philosophical lens. The studio will provide opportunities for personal assignments, as creative reactions to place specific or site informed practice, involving improvisation, tools, and performance, to capture an experiential sense of place. To enhance practice this course has a series of reading groups and thematic seminars to explore precedents of creative practice and contemporary ideas.
To explore public space through comparative urban pedagogies and strategies;
To deploy a range of methods and tools to evaluate public space;
To expand practice and knowledge into the public realm.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 4,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 25,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 2,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be assessed on a clear rationale that underpins a practical response to the course subject area, developed by the student as a practical output that can be justified on a theoretical level.
The course will offer a structured approach for development through individual tutorials and group discussion. Group interaction is encouraged and given the multidisciplinary make-up of the studio cohort collaborative projects are encouraged. The criteria for assessment are aligned with the learning outcomes and course aims.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Reflection: document a series of precedents through personal research interests related to the course subject area
- Exploration: undertake personal research into a specific area of public space interpretation
- Synthesis: undertake a practical project that demonstrates a methodical approach to public space
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Gordon Ross Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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