Postgraduate Course: Material Practice 1 (ARCH11228)
|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||This course is intended to introduce students to a range of materials, how our thinking towards design and interpretation may change according to the nature of the materials and the underlying processes of production.
This course will also serve to give breadth to the experience of working in different environments, specific to the ECA as a precursor and to develop a series of short projects serving as an introduction for the students to different workshops, such as the Architecture, Glass, Textiles, Metal etc. As the programme evolves and numbers increase it may be possible to extend the number of projects and introduce a degree of selection in the workshop projects available. Each project will involve an introduction to the workshop and a short carefully defined project that helps students to understand both the creative potential and practical limits of the workshop. The broader aim of these workshops is to create critical and reflective appreciation of technique and process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course will be examined by:
A series of short projects, reviewed and assessed collectively - 80%
A written reflective report (2000 words) - 20%
||Formative - Regular tutorials and review
Summative - Written feedback
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain an introduction to a variety of materials, material practices and processes.
- Critically understand the nature of materials through direct engagement with the materials and the associated processes.
- Gain an understanding and critical understanding of how differing materials and processes relate to each other in the context of a performance related objectives.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743