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Undergraduate Course: Art 4: Extended Research Project (ARTX10018)

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 Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryIndicative course content
This module offers a more prolonged and ambitious investigation into an individual topic. Your choice of topic must be feasible and approved by your tutor, and will focus on an area of research within the broad field of contemporary art and visual culture. You will identify a research question and methodology pertaining to your topic and provide through your submission a well-constructed argument that deals with your question. You are expected to show sustained skills in research and analysis.

Aims of course
1 Develop the skills necessary to identify a creative and individual research project and appropriate methodologies for an extended research project.
2 Extend your research, contextualisation and reflective skills to enable the successful completion of an sustained 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 selected 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: Art 3: Visual Research (ARTX09046) AND ( 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))
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: ( Intermedia Practice 4 (ARTX10013) AND Intermedia Professional Practice 4 (ARTX10015) AND Intermedia Research 4 (20 credit option) (ARTX10016)) OR ( Painting 4 (ARTX10009) AND Professional Practice 4 (Painting) (ARTX10011) AND Research Drawing 4 (Painting) (20 credit option) (ARTX10012)) OR ( Studio 4 (Sculpture) (ARTX10005) AND Professional Practice 4 (Sculpture) (ARTX10007) AND Research, Drawing and Visual Thinking 4 (20 credit Sculpture) (ARTX10008)) OR ( Studio 4 (Photography) (ARTX10031) AND Research 4 (20 credit option) (Photography) (ARTX10033) AND Professional Practice 4 (Photography) (ARTX10034))
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: 400 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, Online Activities 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 379 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment 100% by extended essay
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 a sustained project and employ a specialist range of research applications and sources.
  2. Analysis: Creatively analyse and synthesise the complex results of your extended research.
  3. Communication: Demonstrate a professional 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 University 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 with both supervisors and draft feedback sessions
Course organiserDr Ruth Pelzer
Tel: (0131 6)51 5884
Course secretaryMs Claire Davies
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