Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Visual & Cultural Studies (ARTX07046)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.
This first stage of your studies in contemporary art introduces you to key concepts and approaches used in the study of visual culture. During your first year you will explore and apply a variety of critical approaches to analyse visual culture. Through a range of assignments you will test, apply and communicate your ideas in a clear, cogent manner.
1 Introduce and establish key concepts and theories of visual culture
2 Develop an awareness of and the ability to select and use a range of appropriate research methods
3 Foster critical enquiry that leads to the visual, verbal and written communication of ideas in an analytical manner
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 18,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1,
Online Activities 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||You must submit and pass two 1500 word essays in order to complete this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- (You will be assessed against three Learning Outcomes and all are equally weighted)
Investigation: Use appropriate theories, histories and practices to help you select texts, images and artefacts.
- Reflection: Demonstrate an ability to analyse and apply knowledge to various forms of visual and material culture.
- Communication: Convey your ideas and arguments in coherent and appropriate formats.
|Indicative Bibliography - |
Barnard, M. (2001) Approaches to Understanding Visual Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Elkins, J. (2003) Visual Studies: a skeptical introduction. New York: Routledge.
Mirzoeff, N. (1999) An Introduction to Visual Culture: definitions, concepts, contexts. London: Routledge.
Rampley, M. (ed.)(2005) Exploring Visual Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Sturken, M. (2001) Practices of Looking: an introduction to visual culture. Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press.
Weston, R (2002) Modernism. London: Phaidon.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research methods, self motivated practice, collaboration, negotiation, critical evaluation.
|Keywords||Visual culture, critical evaluation, presentation, research.
|Course organiser|| Deborah Jackson
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies
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