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Postgraduate Course: Architectural Design Studio C (Integrated) (ARCH11091)

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 Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryArchitectural Design Studio C is a 40-credit, non-core course that runs in Semester 1. The course may involve group work. The course will be described through an initial presentation to students, and subsequently through briefing materials made available to them.
Course description The emphasis in this course, 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Specialist Equipment Fee. Field trip travel contribution for some units. Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 70, Fieldwork Hours 35, External Visit Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 28, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 223 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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), especially in relation to individual and group work.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
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 and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals;

problem solving skills, professional judgment, and ability to take the initiative and make appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances.
KeywordsDesign,Architectural Specialisms
Course organiserMr Iain Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 5785
Course secretaryMs Louisa King
Tel: (01316) 502306
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