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Undergraduate Course: Art: Studio 1B (ARTX08067)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryRULE SEVEN: The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It's the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things. Sister Corita, 1967

This course introduces students to chosen specialisms. In the Art Practice course in semester 1, students were introduced to making work and various common strategies across the School of Art. This course builds on this experience and learning. This Semester students are asked to apply these strategies to particular specialisms, adapting them to the relevant outlooks of individual specialisms and their approach to art making in a contemporary art context.
Course description Students are asked to choose projects. These could be in different specialisms from the four in the School of Art or they can spend their time immersed in just one. The projects are workspace based and focus on making work, from research through to final presentation. The emphasis in all the projects is on learning and exploring through making work, and then reflecting on this through lectures and group discussion.

Students will learn what 'research' 'practice' and 'presentation' may mean to particular specialisms and how their work fits within the context of these. Teaching will consist of specialist specific talks, one to one tutorials, small group seminars and whole group lectures. Crits will occur at the end of each project. This is augmented by the Friday Talk series of lectures, which all students are expected to attend, and technical workshops introducing students to ways of making valued by their chosen programme.

Each area will set projects specific to their methods and philosophies. Certain tasks will be set within each brief but they will be open enough to allow each student to develop a range of unique, personal responses that develop their ideas and practice in unexpected and ambitious ways.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Art: Studio 1A (ARTX08066) AND Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies (ARTX08063)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a Degree Programme in the School of Art.
Additional Costs Students are expected to pay for basic Art Materials and Equipment, depending on quality the costs range between 30 to 50. Specific materials and equipment will vary depending on students individual choice of method of production.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 4, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 40, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Other Study Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 134 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 'Other Study Hours' refers to Cross Year Crits
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative review
Week 5. Student should present:
1. A body of resolved artwork.
2. Edited research material.
3. Documentation of installed work.
4. A written reflective document (300 words) outlining the relationship between the work and the Learning Outcomes. Students will receive grades and written feedback.

Summative assessment:
Week 11. Student should present:
1. A body of resolved artwork.
2. Edited research material.
3. Documentation of installed work.
4. A written reflective document (600 words) outlining the relationship between the work and the Learning Outcomes. Students will receive grades and written feedback.

Week 13: Learning Outcome 4 will be assessed on student's presentation in external exhibition, either the organized First Year exhibition or through documentation self organized installation. Work produced since week 11 will be considered as a means of moderating grades.

LO1- Edited coursework presented by student
LO2- Edited coursework presented by student
LO3- Reflective document
LO4- Work presented in final exhibition and/or documentation of installed work in other venues
LO5 Reflective written document
Feedback You will receive regular feedback about your work from tutors in the studio. This may be as one to one tutorials or group discussions (these group discussions will also contain feedback from other students).

Written feedback and grades at summative assessment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify personal research themes and explore images, objects and texts in relation to these.
  2. Respond creatively to project briefs in chosen area of study.
  3. Demonstrate the application and context of working methods of chosen area of study.
  4. Complete and present work in an appropriate form to an audience
  5. Show an ability to make constructive contributions to collaborative projects, tutorials and studio crits.
Reading List
Fischli Weiss : flowers & questions : a retrospective
Peter Fischli 1952- David Weiss 1946-2012.; Bice Curiger 1948-
London : Tate ;2006

Ways of curating
Hans Ulrich. Obrist Asad Raza
London : A. Lane ;2014

Vitamin P : new perspectives in painting
Julia Hasting; Barry Schwabsky
London : Phaidon ;2011

The studio reader : on the space of artists
Mary Jane Jacob; Michelle Grabner
Chicago : School of the Art Institute of Chicago : University of Chicago Press ;2010

Vitamin D2 : new perspectives in drawing
Matt Price editor,
London, England : Phaidon Press Limited ; New York : Phaidon Press Inc. ;2013

Vitamin 3-D; new perspectives in sculpture and installation.
Reference and Research Book News, Vol.26(1)
Ringgold Inc ;Feb 2011
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research, Independent working, presentation, Ability to investigate ideas, problem solving, working to deadlines, knowledge of processes, skills in collaborative projects.
Course organiserMr Stephen Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 5853
Course secretaryMiss Ellie Mccartney
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879
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