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Undergraduate Course: Art 4: Research Project (ARTX10017)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIndicative course content
In this module you will focus on an individual topic within the broad field of contemporary art and visual culture. It may relate directly to your work or extend beyond the normal parameters of your practice. The project must be feasible and approved by your tutor at the end of Stage 3. You will identify a research question relating to your topic and utilise appropriate methodologies to enable you to produce an in-depth reflection, supporting argument and contextualisation in your responses.

Aims of course
1 Develop the skills necessary to identify a suitable research project and appropriate methods for your research.
2 Extend your research and analytical skills to enable the successful completion of your research project.
3 Nurture visual and written communication skills that enable you to critically articulate your analytical and creative processes in the form of a Project Book.

Mode of delivery
Blended Learning: Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials, e-learning.
Course description Articulate critical analysis on selective artistic work.

Proposal confirmation, research, draft submission and formal completion and submission of work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Painting 3 (ARTX09040) AND Research Drawing 3 (Painting) (ARTX09041) AND Professional Practice 3 (Painting) (ARTX09042)) OR ( Intermedia Practice 3 (ARTX09043) AND Intermedia Research 3 (ARTX09044) AND Intermedia Professional Practice 3 (ARTX09045)) OR ( Studio 3 (Sculpture) (ARTX09037) AND Research, Drawing and Visual Thinking 3 (Sculpture) (ARTX09038) AND Professional Practice 3 (Sculpture) (ARTX09039)) OR ( Studio 3 (Photography) (ARTX09069) AND Research 3 (Photography) (ARTX09070) AND Professional Practice 3 (Photography) (ARTX09071)) AND ( Art 3: Visual Research (ARTX09046)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: ( Painting 4 (ARTX10009) AND Research Drawing 4 (Painting) (ARTX10010) AND Professional Practice 4 (Painting) (ARTX10011)) OR ( Studio 4 (Sculpture) (ARTX10005) AND Research, Drawing and Visual Thinking 4 (Sculpture) (ARTX10006) AND Professional Practice 4 (Sculpture) (ARTX10007)) OR ( Intermedia Practice 4 (ARTX10013) AND Intermedia Research 4 (ARTX10014) AND Intermedia Professional Practice 4 (ARTX10015)) OR ( Studio 4 (Photography) (ARTX10031) AND Professional Practice 4 (Photography) (ARTX10034) AND Research 4 (Photography) (ARTX10032))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.
Additional Costs ECA students are required to pay for the cost of materials used throughout their programme of study.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, Online Activities 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 186 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) You must submit and pass one 6000 word essay in order to complete this course.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research: Research and reason a critical understanding of the key theories, practices and methods that inform your project and employ an appropriate range of research applications and sources.
  2. Analysis: Creatively analyse and synthesise the results of your research.
  3. Communication: Demonstrate your ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your own innovative research project.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography
Blaxter, L et al (2001) «b»How to Research«/b», Buckingham: Open Univeristy Press. Booth, W et al (1995) «b»The Craft of Research«/b». Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Boyle, G (2003) «b»Design Project Management«/b». Aldershot: Ashgate. Emmison, M (2000) «b»Researching the Visual«/b». London: SAGE. Gray, C (2004) «b»Visualizing Research: A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design«/b». Aldershot: Ashgate. Sullivan, G (2005) «b»Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts«/b». London: SAGE.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research, analyse, manage time and complete written work on selected subject matter.
Study Abroad Study Abroad is not permissable in Final Honours Year.
Additional Class Delivery Information Mixture of group seminars and one-to-one tutorials and draft feedback sessions.
Course organiserDr Ruth Pelzer
Tel: (0131 6)51 5884
Course secretaryMs Claire Davies
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