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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate Course: Building Analysis (ARCH11194)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySynopsis:
Analysis of building fabric; research of documentary sources; principles and techniques of surveying and recording.

Course description Aims:
1. To introduce students to the techniques of recording, analysis, and supporting research.
2. To create an awareness of appropriate standards in recording and analysis

Mode of delivery:
This course combines considerable on-site instruction with supporting lectures and project seminars.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: History and Theory of Conservation (ARCH11129)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  31
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Fieldwork Hours 10, External Visit Hours 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 9, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students are required to submit a group report, focusing in depth on the historical and archaeological aspects of a historical building (or several buildings in comparison with one another) and presentation

Coursework (100%).
Learning outcomes are equally weighted.
Feedback Formative oral feedback is given throughout the course during project seminars and at the Final Project Presentations.

After submission of coursework, written feedback and grades are given corresponding to each learning outcome.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Acquire skills for carrying out relevant historical research.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the variety of recording methods, and competence in applying them to survey and analysis of historic buildings.
  3. Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills specific to Building Analysis.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography
R.K.Morriss, The archaeology of buildings (Stroud, 2000) R Dallas (ed), Measured Survey and Building Recording (Edinburgh, 2003: Historic Scotland TCRE Guide for Practitioners 4) ICOMOS, Guide to Recording Historic Buildings (London, 1990) Graham Douglas and Ian Gray, 'Notes on surveying techniques', in Anne Riches and Geoffrey Stell (eds.) Materials and traditions in Scottish building; essays in memory of Sonia Hackett (Edinburgh, 1992). Hazel Conway and Rowan Roenisch, Understanding architecture (London, 1994).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None.
KeywordsANALYSIS,RECORDING,SOURCES
Contacts
Course organiserDr Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica
Tel: (0131 6)51 5746
Email: Ruxandra.Stoica@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Marta Zadzilko
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
Email: mzadzilk@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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