Undergraduate Course: Art 2: Postmodernism and After (ARTX08025)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
This module examines the development of art since 1945. The module introduces you to the defining characteristics and events of postmodernity and to the key critical concepts of postmodernism by which we comprehend these ideas. It identifies and engages with the significant critical and aesthetic debates and creative practices that have shaped and defined contemporary art.
Aims of course
1 To enable you to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of art since the mid twentieth century.
2 To help you to develop competence, imagination and understanding when applying key critical concepts of modernism and postmodernism, relevant to the analysis and production of Visual Culture.
3 To show you ways in which the value of modernist and postmodernist ideas lies in how they inform action; in how they are acted out and tested in your practice.
Mode of delivery
Blended Learning: Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials, Projects, Presentations, Visits, social e-learning
To explore some of the major issues in postmodernism art and criticism.
Semester 1: Postmodernism and After
Semester 2: Elective choice.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment 100% by essay
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Research: Research and show a detailed knowledge of two or more specialist aspects of modernism and postmodernism using a variety of appropriate critical approaches.
- Analysis: Demonstrate an applied knowledge of modernist and postmodernist developments both in your field and in relation to their wider cultural influence.
- Communication: Show initiative in managing your work and convey creative ideas in a range of imaginatively structured and coherent forms.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Connor, C (1997) Postmodernist Culture: an introduction to theories of the contemporary. Oxford: Blackwell. Harrison, C & Wood, P (2003) Art in Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. Hopkins, D (2000) After Modern Art:1945 - 2000. Oxford: OUP.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students should acquire a critical grasp of the important ideas and methods associated with the major artistic movements of the twentieth century.
||Erasmus and International Study Abroad in Year 3 may be applied for.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Weekly lecture and seminars.
|Keywords||POSTMODERNISM, VISUAL CULTURE
|Course organiser||Dr Angela Mcclanahan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5885
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Milner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879
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