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ARCH8017 - Architectural Portfolio

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Title:Architectural Portfolio
Long Title:Architectural Portfolio
Module Code:ARCH8017
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: April 2024
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: DEBORAH NI RIAIN
Module Description: Architectural Portfolio primarily focuses on written, oral and visual presentation techniques required in the field of architecture. Portfolio preparation, interview techniques and the creation of a digital CV & portfolio will prepare the student seeking employment in the architectural field.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Prepare a coherent representation of his/her work to an industry standard.
LO2 Design a digital portfolio and curriculum vitae a using a web design platform.
LO3 Formulate and realise a design to display students end of year work in digital/physical format
LO4 Prepare and organise a strategy and discipline specific CV for job interviews.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Students enrolling in the module should be familiar with software like Photoshop to complete assignments.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Graphic & Written Presentations
Portfolio presentation: Final presentation techniques. Evaluation of existing work. Creation of a standardized project template. Creation of a book using all imaging, graphic & 3d visualisation packages. Create an online portfolio, optimised images, and downloadable CV. Using Wix or other free Portfolio Web Page Engine to create a unique website displaying a selection of the student's quality work. The web page should be clear in terms of navigation and quality display work. 3D Visualisation, CAD drawings, sketches and model photographs should all be included. CV design using PowerPoint, Word & Photoshop computer software. CV structure, layout, style, personal statement, action words, language. Formulating a cover letter; structure, grammar, punctuation. Steps on how to complete a job application form.
Oral Presentation Techniques
Introduction to interview techniques. The mock interview is designed to guide students to: practice interviewing, develop interviewing strategies, reduce anxiety and nervousness before the actual interview. Create a good first impression. Communicate your skills clearly. How to answer difficult questions. Guidance on how to prepare. Professional dress, timekeeping, review of appropriate interview material (skills, type of work, particular employers).
Digital/Physical Presentation
Prepare physical/digital presentation for finial year project using CAD/REVIT, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign software packages. The student will learn how to arrange a complex amount of information in a clean and legible manner. The following design considerations should be kept in mind: grid structure, font sizes, composition and legibility of drawings, hierarchy of images. Optimisation of cad drawings, line weights, hatch, colour, hand drawings and 3d drawings enhanced, legends, hierarchy of text, type of font, importing and exporting drawings from various graphic software packages and customized printing for various size formats.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Prepare cv, cover letter 4 15.0 Week 3
Project Create a web portfolio 1,2 25.0 Week 8
Project Project Design Book 1,3 60.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computer application 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of assignments 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computer Application 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of assignments 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Karen Lewis 2015, Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication, 1st Ed., Routledge 2 Park Sq, Milton Park Abligdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN [ISBN: 9780415522618]
  • Harold Linton & William Engel 2017, Portfolio Design for Interiors, 1st Ed., Fairchild Books 50 Bedford Sq, London, WC1B 3DP, UK [ISBN: 9781628924725]
  • Diane M. Bender 2017, Design Portfolios, 3rd Ed., Fairchild Books 50 Bedford Sq, London, WC1B 3DP [ISBN: 9781501317248]
  • Tina DeJarld, & Kelly Kordes Anton 2019, Adobe InDesign 2020 release Classroom in a Book, 1st edition Ed., Adobe Press San Jose, Califorina, USA [ISBN: 978-013650267]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • James Innes 2015, The Interview Book, 3rd Ed., Pearson Harlow, England [ISBN: 978-129208651]
  • Fig Taylor 2013, How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators, 2nd Ed., Laurence King London, UK [ISBN: 1856696723]
  • Andreas Leuscher 2017, The Architects Portfolio: Planning, Design, Production, 1st Ed., Routledge New York [ISBN: 978-113840544]
  • Katerina Ruedi Ray, Lesley Lokko and Igor Marjanovic 2003, The Portfolio (Architectural Students Handbooks), 1st Ed., Routledge Oxford, UK [ISBN: 0750657642]
  • Beth Tondreau 2019, Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids (Design Essentials), 2nd Ed., Rockport Publishers Beverly, USA [ISBN: 9781631596315]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 8 Mandatory
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 8 Mandatory

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