Undergraduate Course: Visual Languages: Form, Function, Meaning (ARTX08010)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
This module aims to introduce students to a way of considering art objects in a broad visual context where great emphasis will be placed on the ability to draw comparisons, and arrive at personally determined choices and judgements.
Aims of course
1 To develop students understanding of the disparate nature of visual languages, and how these are affected by external agencies of time, space, location, culture etc.
2 To enhance students' confidence in applying a personally framed critique to objects which may be drawn from a wide range of cultural sources
3 To develop students' ability to draw comparisons in an interdisciplinary way so as to understand a cultural object in its contextual framework
Mode of delivery
Gallery based study day consisting of lecture, discussion, visit and supporting materials.
This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to students enrolled on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Show a clear understanding of and an ability to analyse the ways in which art works are produced within a socially, culturally and historically determined framework
- Demonstrate an ability to describe and analyse using a critical vocabulary informed by an understanding of art theory
- Demonstrate confidence and fluency in written critical discussion, with confident use of references and quotations
|Indicative Bibliography |
Core bibliography available on eportal. Subject specific bibliography attached to project brief for this module. Chris Murray (ed) Key Writers on Art: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century (2002) Jonathan Harris Writing Back to Modern Art (2005)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
|Keywords||VISUAL CONTEXT, COMPARISONS, WESTERN/NON WESTERN
|Course organiser||Ms Joan Smith
Tel: (0131 6)51 5917
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Milner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879
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