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Postgraduate Course: Digital Media Studio Project (ARCH11006)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents will form small teams working on a project each with its own project supervisor. Whatever the subject matter, each project provides an opportunity to prepare experimental work for public exhibition/display and for the cohort to find practical, creative solutions to problems imposed by real limitations of technology, time and personnel.
Meanwhile you are expected to explore a wealth of new technologies, developing an articulate understanding of the potential for their use in digital design, sound and performance.

Course description The course will run as a studio with iterative development, group discussion, design development, presentations, criticism, and feedback. Tuition will be provided in the use of specialist tools and devices where applicable.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  83
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 24, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Online Activities 12, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Other Study Hours 24, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 111 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessed submission 1: 30% A group submission consisting of work agreed with your project supervisor
Presentation week: Week 12 A non-examined presentation of the work to the general public.
Assessed submission 2: 60% Final submission of the project work.
Group Contribution: 10% Assessment of individual contribution to the group's work
Feedback Formal feedback will be provided along with marks for each assessment. Additionally, on-going formative feedback will be available throughout the course in the form of regular meetings with your project supervisor; during a preview week ahead of public presentation; and during / after public presentation.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Make skilful use of digital tools and techniques in the context of a design project
  2. Develop an appreciation of the collaborative and integrative nature of design projects that involve digital media, and will have further developed appropriate group working skills
  3. Build up an awareness of, and some capability in working with, soft and hardware beyond desktop use
  4. Consider and develop modes of presentation appropriate to external and large-scale presentation formats
  5. Hone skills in responding to and progressing a theoretical position about some aspect of the project context
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Thursday Morning 11am-1pm (occasional tutorials, 11am Wednesday mornings, to be advised).
Most lectures and tutorials will take place in the Graduate School Atrium, School of Arts Culture and Environment, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9DF.

Students advance through a series of lectures, demonstrations, practical project work, exercises and critique in a group context. Full attendance and punctual arrival is expected of all students whether auditing the course or taking it for credit.
KeywordsExperimental technologies,sound installations,GPS technologies,interface design,hardware hacking
Course organiserDr Julian Rawlinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 4336
Course secretaryMiss Emma Binks
Tel: (0131 6)51 5740
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