All art and design courses are based and delivered in specialist art and design studios or workshops at Edinburgh College of Art.
The ADS 2013-14 Student Handbook and the ADS Study Guide to Credit and Assessment provide essential information about attending and studying our courses including details.
It is available to download in PDF (requires a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader).
Art and design studies courses are delivered in specialist studios and workshops at the Lauriston Place campus of Edinburgh College of Art. Class size ranges from 8 to 16 students. Each course will typically include practical exercises, introduction to techniques, processes and concepts, and set projects which lead to more focused and personal exploration.
Teaching may include practical demonstrations, one to one tuition, group discussions and critiques. Your progress will be supported by your tutor who will agree a ‘directed study plan’ with you, both for work in the studio and, for those studying for credit, work to be undertaken beyond the class hours.
All our courses are delivered at SCQF level 7 (entry level at University). However, the level within any group in a course might vary from beginner for some students, to intermediate or more advanced for others. Each course description includes a ‘pre-requisite’ section which tells you whether or not some experience (and what kind) is recommended in order for you to get the most out of the course.
For more details please see the Art and Design Studies brochure.
Some essential, specialist tools and equipment will be provided by the University and some, you will be asked to provide yourself. After you enrol you will be given a list of what you need to bring with you along with an estimated cost. Your course tutor will discuss other relevant equipment and materials with you during your studies and indicate the best places to find them.
For many classes we use professional models, male and female, of all ages from 18 upwards.
Models work to the direction of the tutor and a number of courtesies are expected to enable the models to carry out their work.
For our weekly courses from September to May, we are not able to offer storage for your work or materials while you study with us except for some specialist courses such as Glass Design. Your materials and work must be removed each week. Where storage is available for subjects such as Glass Design, your tutor will give you details during the course. For our intensive five day summer courses, you may leave work in the studio or workshop each day (at your own risk) but all work and materials must be removed at the end of the final day of your course. Alternatively, summer programme students can be allocated a locker for the duration of your course. Full details in the Student Handbook.
As an Art and Design Studies student, you will have the opportunity to exhibit samples of your course work during the year at Edinburgh College of Art or possibly other parts of the University. There is usually an annual exhibition of student work in Edinburgh College of Art around Easter and there is a weekly exhibition at the end of each Art and Design Summer: Summer week.
This article was published on Apr 11, 2013