Postgraduate Course: Material Practice 3 (ARCH11232)
|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 is a dissertation - type course that allows students to research, in depth, issues, ideas and themes contained in Material Practice.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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%
||1. Regular tutorial and review
2. Review of draft portfolio
3. Summative : written feedback
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- The ability to undertake research in depth on a relevant topic related to Material Practice using material, digital and archival resources as appropriate.
- The ability to plan, develop and execute a research project leading to an agreed objective that responds to the resources and skills available.
- To present a coherent and structured research study through a portfolio of work encompassing physical, digital and written material.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Remo Pedreschi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2301
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743