Undergraduate Course: Evolving Contemporary Art Practices (LLLA07015)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course will enable students, both individually and in collaboration, to consider and explore the relationship between critical thinking, visual research and studio practices to evolve their own contemporary art works. It will actively encourage and enable students to undergo their own ¿paradigm shift¿ and interrogate personal values and expectation of what constitutes art practices. Students will consider how contemporary artists are continually challenging the boundaries of art practice and its role and function within the society it operates and the ways it can be experienced. The course will introduce to students to the process by which artists acquire the appropriate skills to begin to articulate and express verbal ideas into engaging new visual forms or experiences.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Demonstrate critical thinking and research skills which show confidence and competence in understanding the professional requirements of successful art practice.
Show a confident and articulate ability to understand, evaluate, record and analyse individual creative practice in context.
Demonstrate an ability to work with a peer group to advance ideas and develop individual projects/agendas.
Sullivan, G., 2010, Art Practice as research : Inquiry in the visual arts, Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications
MCNIFF, S., 1998, Art-based Research, London: Jessica Kingsley
GRAY, C., 2004, Visualizing research : a guide to the research process in art and design, Farnham: Ashgate
COLEY, N., 1997, Urban Sanctuary a public art work, Edinburgh: Stills Gallery
(VIDEO) 2004, John Virtue London Paintings (video recording)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to demonstrate an understanding of how to employ critical thinking to explore a subject or idea
Ability to formulate personal research approaches
Ability to deploy ideas and methods to developing creative ideas
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of contemporary art practice within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400