Undergraduate Course: Art 4: Research Project (ARTX10017)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative 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.
Articulate critical analysis on selective artistic work.
Proposal confirmation, research, draft submission and formal completion and submission of work.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||You must submit and pass one 6000 word essay in order to complete this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- Analysis: Creatively analyse and synthesise the results of your research.
- Communication: Demonstrate your ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your own innovative research project.
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research, analyse, manage time and complete written work on selected subject matter.
||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 organiser||Dr Ruth Pelzer
Tel: (0131 6)51 5884
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies
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