Undergraduate Course: Themes in Contemporary Art (ARTX09081)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will look at a variety of key themes within contemporary art. The course borrows its structure and starting content from the Whitechapel Gallery series of books 'Documents in Contemporary Art'. In this series of books, topics such as Colour, Beauty, Education, Ruins, Utopia, Participation and the Cinematic are covered, with each book featuring a selection of key artworks and texts. The lecture series will adopt a similar focus and structure. Different lecturers, artists and writers will deliver talks with each presentation focussing on a separate theme from the Whitechapel book series.
As described in the short description.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Must have at least 3 courses at grade B or above in Arts, Humanities or Social Science.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 17,
External Visit Hours 3,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% written essay or case study of 4000 words;
Formative assessment (feed forward) will be given in relation to the written assessment at the mid-point of semester. Students will be asked to prepare an outline or draft proposal of their written assessment task and will receive verbal or written feed forward / feedback on this in advance of the final submission date. Students will receive full written feedback on completion of the summative assessment.
|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.
|Whitechapel Series 'Documents in Contemporary Art', London and Cambridge Mass: The MIT Press.|
Additional or full reading lists will be made available to students enrolled on the course via the course handbook or VLE / portal documentation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Various forms of reading (close, skimming, etc.);
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|Course organiser||Dr Angela Mcclanahan
Tel: (0131 6)51 5885
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies
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