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Postgraduate Course: Precedent and Context (ARCH11216)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySemester 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).
Course description Course Aims:
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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 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: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 184 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Undertake a deep investigation of the design project site and reflect on the significance of a place based approach to design.
  2. Select, analyse, compare and present examples of design and theoretical precedent critically.
  3. Research precedents in landscape architecture and related disciplines as a means to articulate and reflect on themes and parallels which inform the design process.
Reading List
This is specific to each student and their project site.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Critical review and reflection, trans-disciplinary expertise, research skills.
Study Abroad Students will study abroad for two semesters in the EMiLA programme.
KeywordsEuropean Masters in Landscape Architecture
Course organiserMs Lisa MacKenzie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5797
Course secretaryMs Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744
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