Postgraduate Course: Material Exigencies (ARCH11231)
|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||The course is a complimentary programme of lectures and seminar that explores contemporary discourse and practice in materials and materiality, in the context of the environment, economy and culture.
The aim of the course is to develop a broad understanding of different perspective and positions that can be taken of the nature and on the practice of materials. It adopts a flexible structure that responds to skills and expertise of a range of tutors across the ECA. It may include topics such as: Innovation, Disruptive technology, Studies in Material Practice, Modes of cross-disciplinary Craft and contemporary practice, Design and the circular economy, Digital Fabrication and performance.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course will be examioned by:
1 a series of short (400 word) synopses 40%
2 A seminar and written submission 60%
||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 economic, cultural and environmental drivers that influence strategies for material practice.
- To understand and critically appraise different forms of collaborative material practice.
- To understand and evaluate emerging technologies in relation to materials and material practice.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743