Undergraduate Course: Contemporary Practice (ARCH10009)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
An extended, reflective essay derived form personally directed research and readings on an aspect of contemporary practice and theory. Tutored remotely by placement tutor and presented to peers and staff at the end of the professional placement period.
Aims of course
1 To develop a critical understanding of the theories, principles and techniques as evidenced through contemporary design precedents.
Mode of delivery
Distance based individual tutorials and peer review, seminar presentation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Co-requisites
ARCH10008 Professional Placement, ARCH10010 Professional Portfolio, ARCH10011 Research & Site Brief.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- undertake a research project with defined outcomes on aspects of contemporary practice through personal investigation and directed readings.
- critically define, compare and analyse complex concepts, problems and issues addressed by aspects of contemporary practice.
- demonstrate originality & creativity in dealing with professional issues and data.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Clanchy J & Ballard B (1992) How to Write Essays: a practical guide for students. Longman, Cheshire. Greetham B (2001) How to Write Better Essays. Palgrave, Basingstoke. Punch K (2000) Developing Effective Research Proposals. SAGE, London. Winkler A C & McCuen J R (2003) Writing the Research Paper: a handbook. Thomson & Heinle, Austin. Also see references for stage 1 & 2 History & theory modules
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design; professional context.
|Keywords||CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE,REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
|Course organiser||Mr Ross McLean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803