Undergraduate Course: Art 3: Visual Research (ARTX09046)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
This module encourages you to develop a sophisticated theoretical narrative and historical perspective for your practice. The focus is placed more upon your own work and its development in relation to the broader field of visual culture. You are encouraged to present and contextualise your practice in a manner that is both articulate and creative. This module consists of two elective projects which are designed to advance your creative confidence and analytical abilities to this end.
Aims of course
1 To encourage you to critically reappraise your practice and to support you in developing a variety of communication skills to communicate your intent clearly.
2 To offer you a range of short options that allow you to pursue your key creative ideas in more depth and detail.
3 To introduce you to a variety of creative research approaches and to aid you in the development of appropriate research methods that you can test out in your practice.
Mode of delivery
Blended Learning: Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials, Projects, Experiential, Visits, social e-learning.
Students should acquire a critical grasp of the important ideas and methods associated with the major movements in contemporary art.
Students select one of four option courses per semester.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 16,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16,
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 3000 word essays in order to complete this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Research: Research and show a critical understanding of several principal methods of enquiry and employ a diverse range of research applications and sources.
- Analysis: Demonstrate a critical understanding of several areas of Visual Culture that enable you to analyse, evaluate and reflect critically on your own field.
- Communication: Successfully communicate your research, analysis and professional initiative in a range of well structured, coherent and creative forms.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Blaxter, L. et al (2001)How to Research. Buckingham: Open University Press. Booth, W. et al (1995) The Craft of Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Cottrell, S (2005) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Rampley, M. (ed) (2001) Exploring Visual Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Rose, G (2001) Visual Methodologies. London: Sage. Sturken M & Cartwright L (2001) Practices of Looking. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students should acquire a critical grasp of the important ideas and methods associated with major artistic movements of contemporary art.
||Erasmus and International Study Abroad in Year 3 may be applied for.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Weekly lectures and seminars.
|Keywords||VISUAL CULTURE, RESEARCH METHODS, REFLECTIVE PRACTICE, ART THEORY
|Course organiser||Dr Angela Mcclanahan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5885
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies
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