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Postgraduate Course: Conservation of Modern Architecture (AREA11015)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummarySubjects covered:
History of modern architecture, technology of the Modern Movement; problems in conserving the recent past; principles of modernist design.
The histories of the British and Scottish planning systems and the theory that leads to current legislation. The Scottish Planning System is contextualised internationally by looking at examples from other European countries and the USA.

Course description The key aims of the course are, firstly, to review arguments concerning the conservation of the architecture of the recent past; and, secondly, to consider the heritage challenges posed by the architecture and technology of Modern Movement buildings. This is a lecture-based module with supporting seminars and visits, including day visits to sites in central Scotland, with a particular focus on specific topics such as the work of Sir Basil Spence; the main programme overseas field trip in Semester 2 will also emphasise modern architectural subjects.
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:  30
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, External Visit Hours 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 70 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be by an individual listing proposal - an illustrated essay which will enable students to satisfy all three learning outcomes. Course grades will be 100% based on this piece of work. Each learning outcome will be separately graded (and equally weighted).
Feedback Students will be required to produce a short outline draft of their listing proposal, on which feedback will be given.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Display an awareness of the history, language and technology of modernist and late 20th-century architecture, and an ability to apply that knowledge in reports and evaluations.
  2. Display an ability to research independantly a modernist/late 20th century building, locating and analysing a range of secondary and where appropriate primary source material.
  3. Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills appropriate to project preparation on the conservation of modern architecture.
Reading List
Miles Glendinning, Rebuilding Scotland, Tuckwell Press, East Linton, 1997
Kenneth Frampton, Modern Architecture, a Critical History, Thames & Hudson, London 2007
Alan Colquhoun, Modern Architecture, Oxford History of Art, 2002
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Familiarity with conservation issues of modern architecture
Familiarity with modern architecture history
Ability to prepare advocacy documents.
KeywordsModernism; internationalism: new technology; functionalism; DoCoMoMo; concrete,DOCOMOMO
Course organiserDr Miles Glendinning
Tel: (0131 6)51 5789
Course secretaryMiss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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