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Postgraduate Course: Architectural Design Studio G (ARJA11003)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryArchitectural Design Studio G is a 40-credit, non-core module that runs in Semester 1, it is linked to the first year courses Architectural Design Studio C (Modular) and Architectural Design Studio D (Modular). All students MUST have passed these first year courses, as well as Architectural Technology Research and Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory before entering Architectural Design Studio G. A varying number of design units, running in parallel with one another, may be offered in this module. Students will elect to take one of the units. Some of the units may have prerequisites, although each will meet the same learning outcomes. The units offered, which may involve group work, will be described through an initial presentation to students, and subsequently through briefing materials made available to them. The emphasis in this module, which gives students the opportunity to develop a major design project, is upon exploratory and creative work. It seeks to encourage projects that are investigative, poetic, theoretically informed, and that deal in a critical way with issues and questions of contemporary relevance. It looks for a sustained and rigorous process of study in all aspects of the student's work.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio C (Modular) (ARCH11089) AND Architectural Design Studio D (Modular) (ARCH11090)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Technology Research (ARCH11075) AND Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory (ARCH11070)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 70, Fieldwork Hours 35, External Visit Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 28, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 223 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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 criteria required to be demonstrated in the module.

This course will be assessed in accordance with The Assessment Regulations of the University of Edinburgh
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module, the student is expected to demonstrate:

1. The ability to develop and act upon a productive conceptual framework both individually and in teams for an architectural project or proposition, based on a critical analysis of relevant issues.

2. The ability to develop an architectural spatial and material language that is carefully considered at an experiential level and that is in clear dialogue with conceptual and contextual concerns.

3. The ability to investigate, appraise and develop clear strategies for technological and environmental decisions in an architectural design project.

4. A critical understanding of the effects of, and the development of skills in using, differing forms of representation (e.g. verbal, drawing, modelling, photography, film, computer and workshop techniques), to explain a design project.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course taught by ESALA. Students will have access to both campuses and may be located in studios at either institution.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Liam Ross
Tel: (0131 6)50 2308
Course secretaryMs Helen Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306
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