Undergraduate Course: Artists and Makers in Contemporary Society (ARTX08011)
|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
In this module, students will have the opportunity to apply previously acquired skills in visual, critical and contextual analysis to the study of an individual artist or group of artists. Emphasis will be placed on encouraging students to reach original and thoughtful conclusions about individual artists, selected from a range of possibilities covered by the module. Students will be able to show discrimination in their choice of artist(s) or maker(s).
Aims of course
1 To facilitate a focus on individual designers or makers to enable students to gain a developed understanding of individual creative process within a particular cultural and social context
2 To enable students to draw comparisons across a range of cultural processes to arrive at a sophisticated understanding of individually determined and inscribed meaning within the contemporary context.
3 To give students confidence in selecting for discussion and study individual artists or artist groups that have a particular relevance to their own studio practice
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
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Show clearly how individual creativity functions within a cultural context
- Demonstrate a confident and commanding understanding of individual creative practice
- Demonstrate confidence and fluency in the verbal and written critical discussion of works using appropriate critical vocabularies that show evidence of close reading of texts and confidence in using references and quotations to amplify the arguments
|Indicative Bibliography |
Core bibliography available on eportal. Subject specific bibliography attached to project brief for this module. Chris Murray (ed) Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century catalogues from the Tate Gallery, The SNGMA, CCA Glasgow, DCA Dundee, Whitechapel Gallery, Hayward Gallery
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
|Keywords||VISUAL, CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS
|Course organiser||Ms Joan Smith
Tel: (0131 6)51 5917
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Milner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879