Undergraduate Course: Visual Culture Research Project (20 credit) (ARTX10036)
|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
|Summary||This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.
In this course you will focus on an individual topic within the broad field of contemporary art and visual culture. It may relate directly to your work or extend beyond the normal parameters of your practice. The project must be feasible and approved by your tutor at the end of Stage 3. You will identify a research question relating to your topic and utilise appropriate methodologies to enable you to produce an in-depth reflection, supporting argument and contextualisation in your responses.
Aims of course
1 Develop the skills necessary to identify a suitable research project and appropriate methods for your research.
2 Extend your research and analytical skills to enable the successful completion of your research project.
3 Nurture visual and written communication skills that enable you to critically articulate your analytical and creative processes in the form of a Project Book.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 3,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2,
Online Activities 1,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- You will be assessed against three Learning Outcomes and all are equally weighted:
Investigation: Research and reason a critical understanding of key practices and methods that inform a substantial project and employ a specialist range of research sources.
- Reflection: Creatively and rigorously apply your methods to analyse and synthesise the results of your research in a sophisticated way.
- Application: Demonstrate a professional ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your own innovative research project.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Self Directed Study, Negotiation, Research methods, Critical evaluation.
|Keywords||Research,Visual Culture,Critical evaluation.Contextual perspective.
|Course organiser||Dr Deborah Jackson
|Course secretary||Miss Ellie McCartney
Tel: (0131 6)51 5879