Undergraduate Course: Research Methodologies and Reflective Practice lV: Developing Professional Practice (ARTX08013)
|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
The course requires students to develop an appropriate level of understanding of how the professional art world operates and how issues such as competitions, prizes and art awards are managed. This will be complemented by reflective practice, focussing on the analysis of a selection of the student's own work
Aims of course
1 To develop students' ability to research the context of professional practice in art and design
2 To enable students to articulate the relationship between personal studio development and the reflective practice that supports it
3 To enable students to demonstrate how Studentship contributes to their ability to function in ways that replicate the professional art world
Mode of delivery
Network group, Email assistance, Tutorial, Group Crit, Individual Mentoring, Technical Exercises.
This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
This is the fourth of the Research Methodologies and Reflective Practice courses. It aims to encourage students to find out more about the professional art/design world with particular consideration of issues such as ethics and accountability. The Reflective Practice element of the course asks students to contextualise their art/design work by making a presentation which sets their work alongside the work of professional artists and designers. The Studentship aspect encourages students to participate in group activities with their peer group and to reflect on the learning gained through working in this way. As a whole, the course helps students to be more outward looking in order to gain a greater understanding of the professional context in which they will soon be working.
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)
||Written research report
Report on Studentship activities with self evaluation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate developed research skills which show confidence and competence in understanding the professional requirements of successful art practice
- Show a confident and articulate ability to understand, evaluate, record and analyze individual studio practice in context and present these findings appropriately
- Demonstrate an ability to work with a peer group to advance ideas and develop joint projects/agendas showing how approved Studentship activities contribute to this learning.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Paula Marincola Curating Now: Imaginative Practice/ Public Responsibility (2002) B O'Doherty Inside the White Cube: the ideology of the Gallery Space 1976 www.tate.org.uk
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||reflective practice and analysis, independent working, documenting, studentship and ability analyse contributions to group practice, understanding of ethics, accountability and professional practice relating to the art world
||This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
|Keywords||PROFESSIONAL ART WORLD, REFLECTIVE PRACTICE, POWER POINT PRESENTATION
|Course organiser||Ms Joan Smith
Tel: (0131 6)51 5917
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Milner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879
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