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Undergraduate Course: Academic Portfolio: Part 1 (ARCH10005)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course requires students to curate the academic work produced during their BA/MA degree and present it in the form of an integrated academic portfolio - defined by the Architect' Registration Board as: 'a comprehensive chronological record of student's design project work together with all coursework, including reports, dissertations, sketch books and any other evidence of work, (with project briefs and examination papers), that have been assessed as part of the degree leading to an award of Part 1'. The work to curate and present the portfolio is independent of the work from the courses themselves. The course emphasizes the design and conceptualisation skills required to integrate and present diverse knowledges and media. It is introduced during Years 1 & 2 to ensure that students document their work as part of a personal development plan.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 14, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 80 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Learning outcomes are equally weighted and assessed 100% by digital portfolio coursework. Each learning outcome in this course MUST be passed for a student to be awarded the BA or MA(Hons) degree.

Students are permitted a maximum of two assessment attempts to pass this course.
Feedback Students complete a self-assessment proforma at mid semester reflecting on their progress and identifying any areas of weakness. A mid semester tutorial is provided using the student proforma as a basis of the discussion. Written feedback is issued following the tutorial to assist students in developing the portfolio and prioritising their work.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Compose a coherent, well designed and integrated architectural design portfolio that documents and communicates architectural knowledge, skills and abilities, and that synthesizes and presents work produced using diverse media (sketch books, written work, computer work, drawings and models, etc).
  2. Integrate knowledge in architectural design, technology and environment, histories and theories of architecture and the related arts, professionalism and regulatory frameworks as evidenced through the content of the portfolio.
  3. Reflect on personal development with reference to the attainment of the ARB/RIBA Part 1 Graduate Attributes through an introductory summative statement, and understand the relationship of the General Criteria to the student's work, as demonstrated through a referencing system in the portfolio.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsARB Part 1 Portfolio
Course organiserDr Miguel Paredes Maldonado
Tel: (0131 6)50 2299
Course secretaryMrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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