Programme Structure and Content

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The full time programme runs through two semesters and the summer “vacation” period.  Work on the supervised dissertation project occupies the whole of the summer “vacation” period. Each semester typically includes 11 weeks of teaching, plus an “examination” period. Official session dates are given at www.ed.ac.uk/semester-dates. Note that in this programme we are not committed to avoiding all teaching during those weeks that are nominated as “examination” weeks, since our own courses have no examinations. However, we will do our best to avoid any clashes with external option courses that students may take.  The period following the spring vacation will otherwise be dedicated to beginning work on the Final Project.

Courses

Semester 1: Introduction and Orientation

Compulsory Courses:

ARCH11002: Media and Culture

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11002_SV1_SEM1

ARCH11192: Introduction to Digital Design

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11192_SS1_SEM1

Course Options:

ONE of the following two options: *

ARCH11248: 3D and Animated Design

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11248_SV1_SEM1

ARCH11251: Interactive Visual Design

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11251_SV1_SEM1

 

* OR

Introduction to Community Arts Practice: Modes, Methods and Meanings

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/MUSI11053_SV1_SEM1

OR

Design For Informatics

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/DESI11027_SS1_SEM1

Semester 2: Practice, Reflection and Action

Compulsory Courses:

ARCH11004: Dynamic Web Design

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11004_SV1_SEM2

Course Options:

SELECT EITHER

ARCH11006: Digital Media Studio Project

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11006_SV1_SEM2

OR

ARCH11247: Digital Playgrounds for the Online Public (20 credits)

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11247_SV1_SEM2

AND (ONE OF)

CMSE11201: Innovation-driven Entrepreneurship (20 credits)

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/CMSE11201_SV1_SEM2

OR

ARCH11254: Game Design Studio

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11254_SV1_SEM2

OR OTHER OPTION *

* Other options: Select exactly 20 credits from Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W, during Semester 2. Note that course options may be considered with the approval of course organiser and programme director. Students must check before notifying course secretary of their choice that their selected option does not clash with compulsory programme course timetables. Suggestions include:

Designing with Data

Internet, Society and Economy

ICT for Development

Mediating Film

 

“Semester 3” Summer period (Vacation): Integration

ARCH11007: Final Project

path.is.ed.ac.uk/courses/ARCH11007_SV1_SB5%2B

In each semester, the three courses run concurrently through the whole semester. Each course carries 20 credit points, and the Final Project carries 60.  The programme may be taken part-time, in which case four courses (ARCH11192, ARCH11193/73, ARCH11003, ARCH11004 and CMSE11201 [or option]) are normally taken in the first year, and the two other courses (ARCH11002 and ARCH11006), as well as the Final Project, in the second.