Undergraduate Course: Research Methodologies and Reflective Practice lll: Critical Language and Visual Presentation (ARTX08012)
|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 course builds on previously acquired skills in reflective practice, research and communication and enables students to develop a wider range of skills in professional practice, critical language and presentation. Students are required to undertake a critical analysis of their own work and to create a body of text and related images, which deploys the skills required to compile an exhibition catalogue.
Aims of course
1 To develop students' competence in the critical analysis of studio-based work
2 To develop visual literacy in the analysis and deployment of methods of visual presentation
3 To develop students' confidence and competence in networking within the group to take ownership of their own study plan
Mode of delivery
This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
This is the third in the series of Research Methodologies and Reflective Practice courses designed to complement studio practice. The emphasis of this course is on documentation and presentation and students are encouraged to consider how the presentation of their work is inextricably linked to its meaning. As in all the courses in this series, students are also encouraged to understand the benefits of studentship so that they can see themselves as part of the student body. They are asked to analyse what they have learned from taking part in activities beyond their own individual study and to reflect on their learning across all areas of the degree.
Project briefs relating to each of the three learning outcomes are distributed at the start of Semester 1. In each Semester, students attend two group discussions related to the projects. Project submissions are staggered over the two Semesters.
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:
- Demonstrate competence in documenting his or her own work through visual means and appropriate critical and descriptive vocabulary.
- Demonstrate skill and judgement in selecting and presenting a range of printed and other materials as specified in the project brief, supported by critical analysis
- Show an understanding of the ways in which approved studentship activities contribute to the group and individual learning in this module.
|Indicative Bibliography |
E Barker(ed) Contemporary Cultures of Display (1999) R Cardinal and J Elsner The Cultures of Collecting (1994) James Elkins (ed) Visual Literacy (2007)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||reflective practice and analysis, independent working, documenting, studentship and ability analyse contributions to group practice
||This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
|Keywords||REFLECTIVE PRACTICE, CRITICAL LANGUAGE, PRESENTATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN
|Course organiser||Ms Joan Smith
Tel: (0131 6)51 5917
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Milner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879