Undergraduate Course: Visual Research 4 (20 credit) (ARTX10035)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
This course will consolidate an enhanced understanding of critical reflection in relation to methods of information gathering and editing of resources appropriate to your specialism.
Drawing on a focused body of resources and visual material you will define a personal perspective in relation to your work.
1. To engage critically in specialist visual research in relation to art practice.
2. To build on and enhance an understanding of research that underpins a self-motivated approach to studio practice.
3. To identify appropriate materials, methods and processes of research within the context of your own work and current practice.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment is formative at end of Semester 1 and summative at end of Semester 2.
Research report- This report should detail at least two bodies of work. It should articulate how an artwork has been arrived at. How did you start? What did you look at? What processes did you use? What context are you working in? What are your methods? The report is therefore a synthesis of what you looked at. It could include sections from notebooks, your own writing (descriptive and reflective) It is not everything that you looked at during a semester but what you looked at in relation to a work you completed. It is the narrative (both visual and textual) of a body of work. You will need 1 of these reports and the word count is 500 words. Useful formats for the presentation of these reports could be illustrator (its great for combining word and image, or VUE (downloadable from Tufts University) which is particularly good for integrating digital resources. Equally this report could be paper collage and hand written text. The format should be chosen to reflect your working processes.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Investigate: Present evidence of a critical understanding of key practices and methods that underpin a substantial project(s).
- Reflect: Demonstrate an ability to reflect on the impact of visual research on a considered body of work.
- Apply: Demonstrate a professional ability to apply a sophisticated clearly defined body of research in the support of studio practice.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Self Directed Study, Collaboration, Negotiation, Technical methods, Critical evaluation.
|Keywords||Research,Historic and current art practice,visual documentation,critical evaluation,proposals
|Course organiser||Mr David Moore
Tel: (0131 6)51 5883
|Course secretary||Miss Catriona Morley
Tel: (0131 6)51 5763