Postgraduate Course: Material Practice 2 (ARCH11229)
|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||A 40 credit studio that builds on the workshop projects in semester 1. The emphasis changes from the specificity of individual material practices towards cross-disciplinary engagement, both in material practice and in the skills that the students bring to the programme .
The students will work in teams, assembled to draw together different skills and backgrounds. The course will comprise 2 separate projects each of five to six weeks, specifically broaden the experience of the students and spread the range of tutors and themes that they address. The teams will change for each project. The output for each part will be a group project and individual reflective analysis. Projects will be directed towards a collective objective, developed in relation to a particular theme, for example, Design and the Circular Economy, addressing directly patterns of material consumption, waste and re-use. Input from industry and practice will come from our links with the Scottish Environmental Technology Network. The themes would reflect the research interests and expertise of the tutors. Each project would be run by a one member of staff with input for at least two colleagues to seminars, reviews and assessments.
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:
Two collaborative projects - 40% each
An individual reflective report - 20%
||1. Formative feedback regular tutorials and review
2. Summative - Written feedback
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To understand the limits of their own knowledge and challenge existing knowledge and practice of materials and material process.
- To explore new strategies for creative thinking through collaborative material practice.
- To be able to respond and develop strategies to deal with problems and issues beyond the conventional boundaries of their previous academic experience.
- To demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively in cross disciplinary teams with different core skills to plan and develop a project through differing stages of research, prototyping and production.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743