Postgraduate Course: Digital Media Studio Project (ARCH11006)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Students will form small teams working on a project each with a project supervisor. Whatever the subject matter, each project provides an opportunity to prepare experimental work for public exhibition/display and for the cohort to find practical, creative solutions to problems imposed by real limitations of technology, time and personnel.
Meanwhile you are expected to explore a wealth of new technologies, developing an articulate understanding of the potential for their use in digital design, sound and performance.
The course will run as a studio with iterative development, group discussion, design development, presentations, criticism, and feedback. Tuition will be provided in the use of specialist tools and devices where applicable.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students from areas outside Sound Design, Design and Digital Media and Acoustics & Music Technology must discuss their prior digital media experience with the Course Organiser before registering.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 24,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Online Activities 12,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Other Study Hours 24,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessed submission 1: 30% A group submission consisting of work agreed with your project supervisor
Presentation week: Week 12 A non-examined presentation of the work to the general public.
Assessed submission 2: 60% Final submission of the project work.
Group Contribution: 10% Assessment of individual contribution to the group's work
||Formal feedback will be provided along with marks for each assessment. Additionally, on-going formative feedback will be available throughout the course in the form of regular meetings with your project supervisor; during a preview week ahead of public presentation; and during / after public presentation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Make skilful use of digital tools and techniques in the context of a design project
- Develop an appreciation of the collaborative and integrative nature of design projects that involve digital media, and will have further developed appropriate group working skills
- Build up an awareness of, and some capability in working with, soft and hardware beyond desktop use
- Consider and develop modes of presentation appropriate to external and large-scale presentation formats
- Hone skills in responding to and progressing a theoretical position about some aspect of the project context
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Thursday Morning 10am-1pm (occasional tutorials, 11am Wednesday mornings, to be advised).
Most lectures and tutorials will take place in the Graduate School Atrium, School of Arts Culture and Environment, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9DF.
Students advance through a series of lectures, demonstrations, practical project work, exercises and critique in a group context. Full attendance and punctual arrival is expected of all students whether auditing the course or taking it for credit.
|Keywords||Experimental technologies,sound installations,GPS technologies,interface design,hardware hacking
|Course organiser||Dr Julian Rawlinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 4336
|Course secretary||Dr Ellen Jeffrey
Tel: (0131 6)50 2430