Postgraduate Course: Architectural Design Studio G (ARJA11003)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Architectural Design Studio G is a 40-credit, non-core module that runs in Semester 1. A varying number of design units, running in parallel with one another, may be offered in this course. Students will elect to take one of the units. Some of the units may have prerequisites, although each will meet the same learning outcomes. The units offered, which may involve group work, will be described through an initial presentation to students, and subsequently through briefing materials made available to them.
The emphasis in this module, which gives students the opportunity to develop a major design project, is upon exploratory and creative work. It seeks to encourage projects that are investigative, poetic, theoretically informed, and that deal in a critical way with issues and questions of contemporary relevance. It looks for a sustained and rigorous process of study in all aspects of the student's work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Graded and marked learning outcomes-based assessment which is used to produce a single, summative, numerical mark for the course.
Learning Outcomes are all weighted equally.
Learning outcomes are assessed by coursework, presented in the form of drawings, models, digital representations, etc. Assessment is made with reference to the ARB Part 2 criteria required to be demonstrated in the course.
This course will be assessed in accordance with The Assessment Regulations of the University of Edinburgh
||Feedback takes place throughout the course in the following contexts:
Tutorial Feedback in response to the drawn/built outcome of weekly drawing exercises.
Review Feedback is a critical reflection on the work produced in the context of the course. Reviews relate to individual, group and studio themes.
Formative Feedback is written or dedicated verbal tutorial feedback to individual students in response to work in progress. This feedback uses the Learning Outcomes as markers to communicate specific areas for investigation and further development. [Specific dates and times are determined by Course Organiser]
Summative Feedback is written feedback to individual students on completion of the course work. [Specific dates and times are determined by Course Organiser]
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- The ability to develop and act upon a productive conceptual framework both individually and in teams for an architectural project or proposition, based on a critical analysis of relevant issues.
- The ability to develop an architectural spatial and material language that is carefully considered at an experiential level and that is in clear dialogue with conceptual and contextual concerns.
- The ability to investigate, appraise and develop clear strategies for technological and environmental decisions in an architectural design project.
- A critical understanding of the effects of, and the development of skills in using, differing forms of representation (e.g. verbal, drawing, modelling, photography, film, computer and workshop techniques), to explain a design project.
|Studio themes change on an annual basis and are determined by the studio leaders in dialogue with Course Organiser and Programme Director. Reading lists therefore change with each new thematic and tailored reading lists are issued as part of briefing documents.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to generate complex design proposals showing understanding of current architectural issues, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, to test new hypotheses and speculations;
Ability to evaluate materials, processes and techniques that apply to complex architectural designs and building construction, and to integrate these into practicable design proposals;
Ability to evaluate and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals;
||This course taught by ESALA. Students will have access to both campuses and may be located in studios at either institution.
|Course organiser||Dr Christopher French
Tel: (0131 6)50 2310
|Course secretary||Miss Laura Varga
Tel: (0131 6)50 2430