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Postgraduate Course: Material Practice 3 (ARCH11232)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThis is a dissertation - type course that allows students to research, in depth, issues, ideas and themes contained in Material Practice.
Course description Students will develop and produce a major study in material practice, working across a variety of digital and physical media. Each project will be developed through discussion with the course organiser and core team of tutors. Students will be encouraged to develop topics that relate to their own response to Material Practice and to work directly with a particular tutor, whose expertise and interests align with the intended area of study
It is intended to have a flexible and relatively broad approach to the range of topics, modes of practice and presentation. The topics will be developed during the second semester. A key aspect is the consideration of practical factors such as staff, technical resources and time. Therefore students will be required to produce a carefully prepared outline of work and plan that explicitly fits the proposal into the resources available. This is seen as an important pedagogical point concerning evaluation of technology and resources. Assessment includes recognition for planning, execution and reflection.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will be examined by a portfolio of output including the production of physical pieces, a reflective analysis and description of methodology and research strategy - 100%
Feedback 1. Regular tutorial and review
2. Review of draft portfolio
3. Summative : written feedback

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The ability to undertake research in depth on a relevant topic related to Material Practice using material, digital and archival resources as appropriate.
  2. The ability to plan, develop and execute a research project leading to an agreed objective that responds to the resources and skills available.
  3. To present a coherent and structured research study through a portfolio of work encompassing physical, digital and written material.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserProf Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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