Postgraduate Course: TPG Visual Cultures (ARTX11037)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This module investigates methods and theories involved in the academic analysis of contemporary art and visual culture. It raises questions germane to analysis and research in Visual Culture, and draws on methodological and epistemological debates in cognate areas such as history, literary theory, social theory and anthropology. It is concerned with the analysis both of general methodological issues and also of specific texts representative of current discourses of analysis.
- To examine the theoretical underpinnings of the
practice of researching and analysing visual
- To encourage critical reflection on the process
of research in general and on particular
research in the field of visual culture.
- To assist you in the articulation of academic
discourses appropriate to your own academic
aims and interests.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 30,
Online Activities 40,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Seminar Participation: Make a valuable and constructive contribution
to all tutorials and group seminars.
Project: Working with your peers, become a contributing and commissioning editor of the group blog and publish the results of your
Essay: One Case Study based on the group research and bibliography of research sources.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and justify an aspect of Visual Culture for peer group research.
- Working with your peers, become a contributing and commissioning editor of a publishing and commissioning venture.
- Write a case study applying and assessing two or more appropriate methodologies for the study of Visual Culture.
|ELKINS, JAMES Visual Studies. A Skeptical|
Introduction (London, 2004)
ELKINS, JAMES Visual Cultures, Intellect, 2010.
Visual Culture: The Reader, edited by JESSICA
EVANS and STUART HALL. London ; Thousand
Oaks : SAGE Publications in association with the
Open University, 1999.
Mirzoeff, Nicholas. 'An Introduction to Visual Culture',
Dikovitskaya, Margaret. 'Visual Culture: The Study of
the Visual After the Cultural Turn', MIT Press, 2006.
Dikovitskaya, Margaret. From Art History to Visual
Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural
Turn, VDM Verlag, 2009.
Interpreting Visual Culture edited by IAN HEYWOOD
and BARRY SANDYWELL, London ; New York :
Rampley, Matthew. (ed.) Exploring Visual Culture,
Edinburgh University, 2005.
HARRIS, JONATHAN The New Art History,
Pink, Sarah. Doing Visual Ethnography, Sage, 2006.
Indicative Learning Resources:
MFA and Visual Culture Faculty, Moodle, Project
Space, Scottish ARI partners, Edinburgh libraries,
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Visual Culture, Aesthetics, Visual Theory, Representation, Visual Anthropology, Historiography, Lite
|Course organiser||Dr Neil Mulholland
Tel: (0131 6)51 5881
|Course secretary||Miss Lizzie Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5852
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