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Undergraduate Course: Contemporary Art Practice (AREA08001)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course introduces architecture students to the practice of Sculpture. Students will engage with the current debates in contemporary Art Practice, and be introduced to the fundamental knowledge and skills of Sculpture and reflect on their own architectural practice. Students work on a series of exercises and projects of differing timeframes and increasing complexity within a studio environment exploring form and material. Students are encouraged to develop an iterative creative process that incorporates making, evaluating, presenting and reflecting. This will enable them to apply research and making skills, knowledge of processes and techniques relevant to a range of materials in the development of their imaginative concepts.

1) introduce basic creative methods, techniques and approaches
2) explore how practitioners personally respond to briefs
3) introduce materials and processes

Course description Syllabus is related to the understanding of the language of Sculpture.

Mode of Delivery will be: Studio-Based Project Work, Lectures, Group Crits, Individual and Group Mentoring, Project Review.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only available to ESALA undergraduate students. This is an ECA based elective module.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  17
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Fieldwork Hours 15, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 133 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. EVALUATE: evaluate and respond to art practice project briefs, and formulate appropriate approaches.
  2. DEVELOP: apply fundamental and conceptual development through a transparent iterative process in the development of a sculpture form.
  3. REALISE: realise sculpture project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
Reading List
"Sculpture today" Library bibID:1877409, Author: Collins, Judith

"Alberto Giacometti: sculpture, painting, drawing"[translated from the German] Library bibID: 1850076, Author: Hohl, Reinhold.

"Kiki Smith : her home" / Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Kunsthalle Nurnberg ; [Katalog, Herausgeber, Martin Hentschel und Ellen Seifermann]: Library bibID:1878318, Author: Smith, Kiki

"Eva Hesse" Library bibID:1885386, Author: Lippard, Lucy R.

"Richard Wentworth's thinking aloud" Library bibID:1893951, Author: SOUTH BANK CENTRE (LONDON)

"Qin Yufen" Library bibID:1906984, Author: Qin, Yufen

"Tony Cragg, Sculpture 1975-1990" Library bibID:463082, Author: SCHIMMEL, Paul

"Bill Woodrow : Sculpture 1980-86" Library bibID:1902920, Author: Fruitmarket Gallery.

"Marc Quinn : Recent Work, Recent Sculpture" Library bibID:1875131, Author: Mengham, Rod

"Antony Gormley" Library bibID: 1876584, Author: Gormley, Antony.

"Mona Hatoum : White Cube 2006" Library bibID:1875647, Author: Hatoum, Mona

"Gabriel Orozco" Author:Tempkin, Anne
"Panamarenko" Author: HAYWARD GALLERY

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Manage time, deal with obstacles, attend to visual material, assess and evaluate own and others work.
Special Arrangements This course is currently only available to ESALA undergraduate students. As an elective offered by the School of Art, the ECA academic assessment regulations apply.
Study Abroad n/a
Additional Class Delivery Information 10 x practical sessions (Week 2 - Revision Week 1)
09.00am - 12.30pm
Studio B26, ECA Main Building.

Students are also recommended to audit lectures in Visual Culture at ECA, to enhance their contextual understanding of the discipline and the wider field of Sculpture. Details to be provided at the first class.
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Course organiserMr Kevin Dagg
Tel: (0131 6)51 5886
Course secretaryMiss Ellie Mccartney
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879
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