Undergraduate Course: Research Methodologies and Reflective Practice V: Professional Contexts: Advanced Theory and Practice (ARTX09064)
|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 course offers students the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate the professional skills required to equip them for a successful transition from higher education to the professional context of a working artist or designer-maker.
Aims of course
1. To ensure that students are able to research and apply knowledge related to the professional, legal, ethical and fiscal frameworks within which artists operate in the UK
2. To equip students to enable them to discuss, analyse and present their own work in contexts, fora and formats appropriate to the professional environment of a working artist/designer
3. To develop students' competence in carrying out both individually and within the group studentship activities that are directly relevant to the professional concerns of this module
Mode of delivery: Group discussion, tutorials, Email assistance
This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
This is the fifth course in the Research Methodologies and Reflective Practice series and it asks students to research the professional opportunities, such as funding, studios and galleries, which will be open to them when they graduate. The reflective practice aspect allows students to work together to find out more about how other artists and designers think and operate and to present their findings as a group activity. The studentship element encourages further investigation in to activities beyond the degree programme and asks students to reflect on the learning gained.
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 15,
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 report relating to professional art and design contexts.
Report on Studentship activities with self evaluation
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate confident understanding of professional art/design contexts in Scotland and a grasp of related issues of funding and ethics.
- Show an ability to work with a peer group to develop advanced joint projects including a presentation to an audience
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the ways in which Studentship enhances individual learning at this level and within the professional environment
|Indicative Bibliography |
W Furlong Audio Arts: Discourse and Practice in Contemporary Art (1994) C Harrison ' A Portrait of V.I Lenin in the style of Jackson Pollock' essays on Art and Language (2001) James Elkin The State of Art Criticism 2007
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||reflective practice and analysis, independent working, documenting, studentship and ability analyse contributions to group practice, research skills
||This course is only available to students on BA Combined Studies (School of Art).
|Keywords||PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, PROPOSAL, APPLICATION, NETWORKING, 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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