Undergraduate Course: Art 4: Extended Research Project (ARTX10018)
|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
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.
Articulate critical analysis on selected 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 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment 100% by extended essay
|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 a sustained project and employ a specialist range of research applications and sources.
- Analysis: Creatively analyse and synthesise the complex results of your extended research.
- Communication: Demonstrate a professional 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 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.
|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 with both supervisors and draft feedback sessions
|Keywords||RESEARCH, SELF-DIRECTED, ART THEORY, VISUAL CULTURE
|Course organiser||Dr Ruth Pelzer
Tel: (0131 6)51 5884
|Course secretary||Ms Claire Davies
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