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Undergraduate Course: Visual Research 1 (ARTX07048)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.

This course introduces you to key concepts and approaches applied by artists in their work. You will learn what research and knowledge mean to artists and examine and test a wide range of activities that constitute research in current art practice. This course will enable you to begin to explore a variety of critical approaches used in the analysis and production of art.

1.To introduce and establish key practices and theories of visual research.
2.To develop an awareness of, and the ability to select and use, a range of appropriate research methods.
3.To foster enquiry that leads to the visual, material, verbal and written communication of ideas in an analytical manner.

Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Introduction to Visual & Cultural Studies (ARTX07046) AND Art Practice 1 (ARTX07047) AND Presentation: Methods & Context 1 (ARTX07049)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 7, External Visit Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 18, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 143 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment is formative at end of Semester 1 and summative at end of Semester 2.
Semester 1- 2 (minimum) Formative assessments - hand in digital documentation at end of project blocks- 10 images/files evidencing Research LOs.
1 Formative Mid Session Review at end of semester. You can submit work not previously assessed. Grades from semester are aggregated and moderated in light of any new work you present or if there is academic judgement that one project has negatively affected grade profile.

Semester 2-
2 Formative assessments in the studio at end of Week 5 and Week 12 - hand in digital documentation of work from project- 10 images/files evidencing Research LOs. Only Grades from final 6 week project in your chosen specialism count to final grade profile.

Final Summative Assessment in Week 15 - hand in digital documentation of work from last 6 week project- 10 images/files evidencing Research LOs. Grades from Week 12 assessment are moderated in the light of this submission by Stage 1 Art Co-ordinator and Head of School of Art, or deputy.

Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. (You will be assessed against three Learning Outcomes and all are equally weighted:)
    Investigation: Show an ability to collect and collate images, objects and texts which demonstrate an investigation of research themes.
  2. Reflection: Demonstrate a range of approaches to art research.
  3. Application: Demonstrate the ability to select research themes and begin to develop a personal direction.
Reading List
Specific Bibliography will be determined by studio tutors.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Self directed and project led study, Collaboration, Negotiation, Research skills,Technical methods, Critical evaluation.
KeywordsResearch, Historic and current art practice, visual documentation, critical evaluation, proposals
Course organiserMr Stephen Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 5853
Course secretaryMrs Margaret Milner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879
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