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Postgraduate Course: Interdisciplinary Creative Practices Final Project (ARTX11045)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryDuring the summer term you will develop and produce your final project. This is the project for which you submitted a research proposal, as part of the application process to the MScR Interdisciplinary Creative Practices.
Course description During the summer term you will develop and produce your final project. This is the project for which you submitted a research proposal, as part of the application process to the MScR Interdisciplinary Creative Practices. Using the learning you have accumulated in the previous two terms (new research tools, methods and contextual information about your areas of interest), you will be expected to work towards an outcome which is both professionally delivered and critically framed as an academic project which fulfils advanced research criteria. According the University's definition of an MScR final project, you will have to demonstrate that you have acquired an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in your chosen field of study, and the interdisciplinary connections between the various specialist areas you have chosen to work with, and are capable of undertaking independent research. Supervisory support will be offered to you throughout the summer period.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 12, Fieldwork Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 575 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework

The final project outcome includes both non-textual and written elements: a practical project to be presented in mid-August, possibly as part of the ECA Masters Degree Show (this will be confirmed by the course organiser), and a 10,000 word long dissertation to be submitted by the end of August.

However, all elements of the submitted work are part of a single entity, and are expected to contribute to the outcome of the research in an integrated manner. This is why the overall submission receives a single mark at 100%, which assessors offer after considering both the exhibition work and the written dissertation. The dissertation is also expected to include detailed documentation of the final project, employing appropriate media to that end.

The final project outcome is marked according to the PG common marking scheme.
Feedback Regular meetings will be scheduled with your supervisors. Verbal formative feedback will be provided by your supervisors during discussions about the development of your practical work, and written comments will be provided for dissertation drafts, as formative feedback.

Summative feedback will be provided by the assessors of the final project outcome.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. undertake advanced research: to determine, master and apply the most appropriate methods for the production, distribution and consumption of a professionally delivered and academically rigorous piece of work
  2. demonstrate a good understanding of the use of interdisciplinary working methods in research
  3. work autonomously and creatively across disciplines
  4. develop appropriate analytical and critical frameworks which support fresh thinking in creative practice within interdisciplinary contexts, leading to a body of work that is scholarly, speculative, original and creatively ambitious
  5. produce interdisciplinary research outcomes through using textual and non-textual elements in an integrated manner
Reading List
Due to the fact that this course focuses on the delivery of the final outcome of a research degree, and students are working on their own individual projects across a number of different disciplines, there is no set bibliography which is common to all students. Bibliography is agreed individually between each student and their supervisory team.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills GENERIC COGNITIVE SKILLS
- Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to forefront issues, or issues that are informed by forefront developments in the subject/discipline/sector, and the appropriate interdisciplinary combination of subjects/disciplines/sectors.
- Identify, conceptualise and define new and abstract problems and issues.
- Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues.
- Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a subject/discipline/sector, and the appropriate interdisciplinary combination of subjects/disciplines/sectors.
- Deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information.

- Use a wide range of routine skills and a range of advanced and specialised skills as appropriate to a subject/discipline/sector, and the appropriate interdisciplinary
- Combination of subjects/disciplines/sectors, such as:
- Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise.
- Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists.

- Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional and equivalent activities.
- Take responsibility for own work and/or significant responsibility for the work of others.
- Work in a peer relationship with specialist practitioners.
- Demonstrate leadership and/or initiative and make an identifiable contribution to change and development and/or new thinking.
- Manage complex ethical and professional issues and make informed judgements on issues not addressed by current professional and/or ethical code
Course organiserDr Sophia Lycouris
Tel: 0131 221 6291
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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