Postgraduate Course: Academic Portfolio 2 (ARJA11001)
|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||This 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.
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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
|Prescription of qualifications: ARB Criteria at Parts 1,2 and 3 Architects Registration Board|
|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
|Keywords||ARB Part 2 Portfolio
|Course organiser||Mr Adrian Hawker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2319
|Course secretary||Ms Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744