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Undergraduate Course: Art and Design (ARCH07001)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThrough 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Architectural Design: Elements (ARCH08001) AND Technology and Environment: Principles (ARCH08002) AND Architectural History 1A: Introduction to World Architecture (ARHI08009) AND Architectural Design: Assembly (ARCH08004) AND Architectural History 1B: Revivalism to Modernism (ARHI08004)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on UG Programmes in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Additional Costs Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work: printing and reprographic charges, photographic costs, drawing and modelling materials; digital storage etc.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis course is only open to students on an approved exchange with ESALA.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of Art and Design methods in researching, testing and developing ideas to find creative solutions.
  2. Demonstrate experimentation and fundamental understanding of drawing using a range of techniques and materials.
  3. Communicate ideas and completed exercises in a structured and coherent manner.
Reading List
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
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information A mixture of methods used: supervised learning, directed learning and independent learning.
Course organiserDr Tolulope Onabolu
Tel: (0131 6)50 2332
Course secretaryMr Brendan Sweeney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6329
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