Undergraduate Course: Themes in Recent & Contemporary Visual Culture (ARTX08049)
|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||This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.
This course introduces you to key concepts and approaches applied by artists and researchers in their studies of visual culture. You will learn what knowledge and research are in their widest sense, and investigate what kinds of specialist research are said to take place in the arts. You will learn how to examine and test the wide range of critical strategies that constitute contemporary artistic practice. This will enable you to begin exploring and applying a variety of critical approaches used in the analysis and production of the visual arts. By taking part in a range of, presentations and written assignments you will test, apply and communicate your ideas in a clear, cogent manner.
Aims of course
1.To introduce and establish key practices and theories of visual research.
2.To develop an awareness of and the ability to select and use a range of appropriate research methods.
3.To foster critical enquiry that leads to the visual, material, verbal and written communication of ideas in an analytical manner.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 19,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 17,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1,
Online Activities 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||You must submit and pass two 2000 word essays in order to complete this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- You will be assessed against three Learning Outcomes and all are equally weighted:
Investigation: Choose a range of research methods and approaches relevant to your study.
- Reflection: Show the ability to analyse your research.
- Application: Communicate and apply what you have learned in a synthesised and coherent form.
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
||Research methods, self motivated practice, collaboration, negotiation, critical evaluation.
|Keywords||Visual culture, critical evaluation, presentation, research.
|Course organiser||Dr Angela Mcclanahan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5885
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies
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