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Undergraduate Course: Art, Environment and Sustainability (LLLA07110)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will explore how cultural interpretations of the non-human world can be a factor in understanding the environment and the crisis in global ecological sustainability. There is an opportunity to explore both a wide range of art practices and focus on such key areas as human-animal relations, climate change and species loss and the city and globalization for example.
Art: Environment and Sustainability offers students the chance to explore interrelated topics such as eco-art, human/nonhuman relations and sustainability and apply these to their own practice in greater depth.
Students will employ strategies to investigate and understand the natural world, developing a curiosity about the natural world and demonstrate an increasing awareness of the interdependence between all living things and the environment.
Through a series of projects, group discussion and collaborative exercises students will experiment with materials and develop a portfolio of work that will combine personal research with a consideration of how to develop their own ideas through practice in and out of the studio.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    Develop the capacity for self-directed research and extend this into practical projects which consider environmental issues
  2. PRACTICE
    Develop a range of research into their own practical projects, which is expressed through a contemporary language of drawing and painting and/or other media.
  3. PRESENT
    Produce a coherent body of practical work that synergises students┐ personal research of environmental themes into studio practices and project development.
Reading List
Recommended Books
The Postmodern Animal (Essays in Art & Culture), Steve Baker
Art and Animals, Giovanni Aloi
Land Art; The Earth As Canvas, Michael Lailach
Land and Environmental Art, Jeffrey Kastner & Brian Wallis
Art and the Public Sphere, W. J. T. Mitchell
Land and Environmental Art, Jeffrey Kastner & Brian Wallis
Environmental Art edited by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome,
John McBrewster
Art & Visual Culture 1850 - 2010: Modernity to Globalisation, Steve Edwards & Paul Wood

Websites
http://greenupgrader.com/4473/environmental-art-using-the-landscape-as-a-medium/
http://www.cynthiarobinson.net/ecoart.html
http://www.britishanimalstudiesnetwork.org.uk/Home.aspx
http://www.antennae.org.uk/
http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/07/21/green-art-10-artists-working-with-recycled-materials/
http://greenmuseum.org/what_is_ea.php

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Drawing and painting skills
Developing personal research skills in and out of studio
Translation of research into studio practice
Research through expression
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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