Undergraduate Course: Art and Design (ARCH07001)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Through a series of practical projects and a wide range of lectures this course explores a range of art and design themes.
They develop an understanding of drawing as:
a device to develop concepts and communicate the design process
a way to research, observe and tell stories
an expressive tool to illustrate ideas and emotions
Problem solving and design thinking is explored in a number of the projects. You are asked to create and test prototypes and consider, the user, function and form.
The visual and text based documentation of research (sketchbooks and prototypes) as well as the final outcomes of the projects create an expanding portfolio through the semester. This portfolio, alongside the verbal and text based support of it, becomes the evidence for assessment of the learning outcomes of this course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This course is only open to students on an approved exchange with ESALA.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There is a single component of assessment. This is a curated portfolio of your work that comprises 100% of the total mark for this course.
The portfolio will document the project outline, methodology, process of investigation, articulate the findings and include a written critical reflection. The portfolio may be of mixed media work, models, drawings, paintings and installations.
The assessment of the portfolio is based on the learning outcomes for the course. Each of the learning outcomes are weighted equally in assessing the course.
||Feedback and advice on specific projects comes in a number of forms including group and individual discussions with peers and tutors. At mid point students receive grades and feedback to reflect on their progress on the course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate experimentation and fundamental understanding of drawing using a range of techniques and materials.
- Demonstrate an awareness of Art and Design process in researching, testing and developing ideas to find creative solutions.
- Communicate ideas and complete work in a well structured and coherent way.
|The Language of Things, Devan Sudjic|
The Culture of Design, Guy Julier
Walk the Line, Marc Vali and Ana Ibarra
Ways of Seeing, John Berger
Blimey, Matthew Collings
Experimental Drawing, Robert Kaupelis.
Lines: A Brief History, Tim Ingold
The Genius of Design, Penny Sparke (also TV series)
The Shock of the New, Robert Hughes (also tv series)
"Design & Thinking" video documentary
Director Mu-Ming Tsai, Production Studio Muris Media
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||A mixture of methods used: supervised learning, directed learning and independent learning.
|Course organiser||Mr Giorgio Ponzo
Tel: (0131 6)51 5837
|Course secretary||Miss Amanda Fleet
Tel: (0131 6)50 2328