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Postgraduate Course: Academic Portfolio 2 (ARJA11001)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis core course, taken in the second semester of M.Arch2, requires students to curate the outcomes of academic work undertaken during the programme and present it in the form of an integrated academic portfolio that demonstrates compliance with the ARB Part 2 criteria. Various forms of presentation (drawings, installations, printed books /reports, models, photographs, films, digital material, etc) and any other evidence of work, which has been assessed as part of the programme leading to an award of Part 2, will be represented in the portfolio.

In order to progress to this course students should have passed their first year design studios, Architectural Technology Research, Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory and their 2nd year 1st semester Design studios, as well as Architectural Management, Practice and Law.
Course description The assembly of the portfolio is often given inadequate attention by students of architecture: by thematising it, this module establishes it as a design issue in its own right. Emphasis is placed upon the eloquence of the total presentation, as well as upon the appropriateness of the use of specific representational forms and the skill demonstrated in their deployment. The portfolio is submitted in electronic format, in accordance with a template as specified in the module brief issued to students.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio C (Integrated) (ARCH11091) OR Architectural Design Studio C (Modular) (ARCH11089)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Technology Research (ARCH11075)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio D (Integrated) (ARCH11092) OR Architectural Design Studio D (Modular) (ARCH11090)
Students MUST have passed: Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory (ARCH11070)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio A (Integrated) (ARCH11093) OR Architectural Design Studio A (Modular) (ARCH11095) OR Architectural Design Studio G (ARJA11003)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Management, Practice and Law (ARJA11002)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work: printing and reprographic charges, photographic costs, drawing and modelling materials; digital storage etc.
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 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 95 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Written Formative Feedback is issued by Course Organiser for each student. It is prepared in response to the submission of a Draft Academic Portfolio 2. Feedback will be distributed within 15 working days of the draft submission date.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The ability to produce a coherent, well designed and integrated architectural design portfolio that documents and communicates architectural knowledge, skills and abilities through coherent projects; and that synthesizes and presents work produced in diverse media (sketch books, written work, drawings and models, etc).
  2. An understanding of the relation of the ARB Part 2 criteria and Graduate Attributes to the student's own work, as demonstrated through a referencing system, covering the totality of the criteria, in the portfolio.
  3. The acquisition and development of transferable skills to present work for scrutiny by peers, potential employers, and other public groups through structuring and communicating ideas effectively using diverse media.
Reading List
Prescription of qualifications: ARB Criteria at Parts 1,2 and 3 Architects Registration Board
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to identify individual learning needs and understand the personal responsibility required to prepare for qualification as an architect.
Additional Class Delivery Information This course is largely self-directed following introductory lectures
KeywordsARB Part 2 Portfolio
Course organiserMr Adrian Hawker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2319
Course secretaryMs Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744
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