Undergraduate Course: Materials Reimagined (DESI08139)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will investigate a range of core principles, concepts and defining features of the usage of internal construction materials. With a creative, practical and hands-on approach, students will explore materiality through processes of drawing and making. Through a series of group seminars and practical workshops, students will research, gather, draw, build and experiment with materials. The course will introduce a key theme or topic around which students will design, construct and then reimagine interior design details in a variety of materials, as part of a personal creative response to a set brief.
This course will challenge students to think in a variety of ways about material specification, and also to develop critical insight into their own decision-making process and design work. Seminars, discussions and group work will focus on increasing the students understanding of why designers select particular interior construction materials, the perceived qualities of the former, and their appropriateness to project- and space-specific considerations of function and place.
The course will involve use of ECA's wood and metal workshops, in order to allow students to experiment in materiality through a hand-on approach, engaging with relevant materials in a live context, in order to develop new methods within and approaches to their individual design practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate a body of research work and select and realise suitable project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
- Show independent design initiative in developing an adventurous and coherent visual vocabulary in order to externalise design ideas.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of material selection and specification and basic principles of construction detailing.
|Barthes, R. Mythologies. Vintage Classics. (2009)|
Brown, R & Farrelly, L. Materials & Interior Design (Portfolio Skills). Laurence King. (2012)
Miodownik, M. Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape our Man-made World. Penguin. (2014)
Kula, D & Ternaux, E. Materiology. Frame Publishers. (2013)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Material Understanding, Making/Modelmaking, Communication, Construction, Workshop skills
|Course organiser||Ms Gina Leith
|Course secretary||Miss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712