Postgraduate Course: Precedent and Context (ARCH11216)
|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||Semester 1 Course aligned with Design: Strategy and Intervention specifically for EMILA students.
Students will explore precedent projects in the field of Landscape Architecture related to the design direction of their own work and make place specific investigations and analysis that are brought together in a research report and visual analysis. (4000-5000 words).
1. Articulate landscape architectural proposals in wider contexts of art and design theory and practice.
2. Document, structure and reflect on research which supports the design process.
3. Relate individual and specific design decisions to wider contexts and concerns of Landscape Architecture.
Students will develop disciplinary and trans-disciplinary expertise by exploring the convergence of art, design, science and technology to develop a portfolio of projects that articulate an advanced and autonomous position on contemporary ecological and cultural issues. Students should seek research led projects that provide valuable intelligence on how Landscape Architectural collaborations provide a basis from which to address complex global issues such as environmental change, spatial planning and cultural resilience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A research report and visual analysis. (4000-5000 words).
Students are assessed on each learning outcome, and each learning outcome carries equal weighting.
||The Course organiser will ask for a ┐plan of work┐ that sets out how learning outcomes are to be addressed. Students will receive a written response to this submission at least 4 weeks before the submission date.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Undertake a deep investigation of the design project site and reflect on the significance of a place based approach to design.
- Select, analyse, compare and present examples of design and theoretical precedent critically.
- Research precedents in landscape architecture and related disciplines as a means to articulate and reflect on themes and parallels which inform the design process.
|This is specific to each student and their project site.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Critical review and reflection, trans-disciplinary expertise, research skills.
||Students will study abroad for two semesters in the EMiLA programme.
|Keywords||European Masters in Landscape Architecture
|Course organiser||Ms Lisa MacKenzie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5797
|Course secretary||Ms Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744