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Postgraduate Course: ASN: Creative Practice 1 - Contextual Assignments (ARCH11180)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis first semester course consists of a series of projects that introduce ideas across environmental practices, including art, architecture, science and philosophy. Students will be compelled to respond to a range of varying contexts, both gallery and field based, to produce a series of professionally aligned works. As creative responses these are attuned to individuals own line of enquiry and practice, which may range across art and architectural methods and forms. This studio is enriched by strong consideration of multidisciplinary theory and practice, encouraging students to consider approaches beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

To assert the values inherent in interdisciplinary collaboration and generate an awareness of the links between contexts, research and creative practice;
To encourage theoretical and practical experimentation based on rigorous research skills interrelated with applied practice;
To enhance your skills of critical analysis and evaluation, which allow complex issues to be examined systematically and creatively.

Mode of delivery:
field work, studio work, installation
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 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 77, Fieldwork Hours 20, External Visit Hours 7, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 253 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course will offer a structured approach for development through individual tutorials and group discussion. Group interaction is encouraged and given the multidisciplinary make-up of the studio cohort collaborative projects are encouraged. The criteria for assessment are aligned with the learning outcomes and course aims.
Feedback Feedback for this course will be provided from tutors in verbal (formative) and written (summative) forms at key points, notably ongoing studio tutorials, mid semester reviews and end of semester assessment. This is aligned with the Universities common feedback structures, including:

Formative Assessment is designed to provide you with feedback on your progress and inform development, but does not contribute to your final grade. Formative assessment allows your tutors to give you feedback prior to undertaking a piece of (summatively) assessed work. Formative assessment aids understanding and development of your knowledge and skills and is intended to promote further improvement in your level of attainment. Some courses have formatively assessed assignments but not all courses have this.

Summative assessment is the process of evaluating (and marking) your work at a point in time. You will receive a grade for each course relative to the programme assessment criteria and individual course objectives. Marks are confirmed by at the end of year Examination Board and are combined to produce a single, numerical mark.

Refer to the ASN Programme Handbook for details of the Common Marking Scheme and grade descriptors.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Exploration: initiate a process of experimental practice-led investigations.
  2. Development: demonstrate an endeavour to relate and reflect upon thematic and conceptual strands.
  3. Synthesis: develop a sense of how projects themselves can become contexts of encounter.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography:
ALLEN, STAN Points+Lines: Diagrams and projects for the City Princeton Arch. Press NY 1999 BACHELARD, GASTON The poetics of Space Beacon Press Boston 1994 (original published 1964) BEARDSLEY, JOHN. Earthworks and Beyond, Contemporary Art in the Landscape, Abbeville Press, New York, 1989 BLAFFER HARDY, SARAH Mother Nature. Natural Selection & The Female of The Species Chatto & Windus. London. 2000. BUNSHOTEN, RAOUL Urban Flotsam 010 Publishers Rotterdam, 2001 CACHE, BERNARD Earth Moves: The Furnishing of Territories MIT Press 1995 FERNIE, JES Two Minds Artists and Architects in Collaboration Black Dog Publishing, 2006 GALOFERA, LUCA Artscapes: Art as an Approach to Contemporary Landscape GG Barcelona 2003 GEDDES, PATRICK Cities in Evolution. Williams and Norgate. 1915. GLENDINNING, MILES & PAGE, DAVID Clone City Polygon/RCAHMS Edinburgh. 1999 GOODING, MEL & FURLONG, WILLIAM Songs of the Earth European Artists and the Landscape Thames + Hudson 2002 NEMITZ, BARBARA. Trans Plant; living vegetation in contemporary art, Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000 PALLASMAA, JUNANI The Eyes of the Skin . Architecture and the Senses. Academy Editions. London. 1996. RHOWBOTHAM, KEVIN Field Event/Field Space Serial Books, Black Dog Pub. Lon 1999 SHIGEMATSU, SOIKU 'A Zen Forest'. Ed. Weatherhill. New York + Tokyo. 1981 SMITHSON, ROBERT The Collected Writings University of California Press Berkeley SMOUT, GARY & ALLEN, LAURA Augmented Landscapes (Pamphlet Architecture 28. NY. Princeton Architectural Press 2007 THOMPSON, D'ARCY WENTWORTH On Growth and Form Dove Edition 1992 (originally published 1942) WEIBEL, PAUL Olufar Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded MIT Press 2001
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserMr Donald Urquhart
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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