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Undergraduate Course: Collaborative Art (Research and Practice) (ARTX08071)

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 will aim to deliver for each student the opportunity to work with others to research, develop and create art in collaboration with others. Including experiments in creating alternative portraits, artist's proposals, site-specific work and live curated exhibitions.
The students will be encouraged to consider a range of collaborative art strategies and will be expected to complete a number of different outcomes.
The course will also focus on the nature of the ego in the production of contemporary art and how it can both help and hinder the creative process.
The success of this elective is largely based on peer group commitment and should only be undertaken by individuals that wish to work flexibly with other people.
Course description The course will start with structured classes and discussions. Beyond this students will be asked to consider how they might research, focus on and develop a range of self-motivated collaborative projects which will engage with more particular ideas, such as:

* Engagement with Contemporary Art
* Awareness of the debate around permanent v temporary collaborations in Art
* The notion of the 'site specific' and how it relates to the creative process in collaborative practice
* The role of individual memory in defining the identity of place or experience and how that is altered through collaboration
* Issues relating to the language of scale and materials and how they affect both the artwork and the viewer.
* Understanding the architectural nature or natural environment of a space and how that may inform a response.
* The role of communities and audiences in informing and participating in the collaborative process
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  22
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Fieldwork Hours 9, External Visit Hours 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 158 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) You will be required to submit the following for summative assessment:

A document containing three main sections:
* A written statement outlining your approach to the briefs and the sites, and the collaborative methods they have chosen to work with. No more than 300 words
* A document containing evidence of personal research, for example, sketchbook work, photographs, reflective notes and collected information relating to aspects of the course.
* Your own visual document with good quality images, detailing all project outcomes and collaborative works produced throughout the course. Titles, materials and dimensions should be listed with each set of images.
Feedback Formative oral feedback will be delivered at a mid-point of the course in week 6. Summative written feedback with grades will be delivered at the end of the course.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research and investigate a range of possible contexts for producing collaborative art works.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary art practice through the development of collaborative responses to a variety of briefs relating to particular personalities, spaces and communities.
  3. Consolidate and disseminate a range of executed works and collaborative proposals.
  4. Prepare for and make constructive contributions to tutorials, crits and seminars working with others in the field of Collaborative Art.
Reading List
The One and the Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context. Author: Grant H. Kester

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
Claire Bishop Lars Bang Larsen article on Elmgreen and Dragset Ried Singer Michelle Bastion

Out of Time out of Place Claire Docherty
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course aims:
To encourage students to think broadly about the issues of ego and context and how they relate to their own practice.
To gain an understanding through research and dialogue of how the field of Collaborative Art relates to both Contemporary Art practice and wider notions of community and society.
To allow students to undertake a personalised research path, working with others to develop proposals related to collaborative practice.
To develop research skills: library based, studio based, through use of collections, public archives, internet and museum resources.
Keywordsart,sculpture,collaboration,contemporary practice,site specific,community,ego,cross disciplinary
Course organiserMr David Moore
Tel: (0131 6)51 5883
Course secretaryMiss Ellie Mccartney
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879
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