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Postgraduate Course: TPG Methods (ARTX11033)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course enables you to explore some of the key issues within contemporary art practice and theory. Each of the weekly seminars will explore key themes within contemporary art, providing you with key texts and artists┐ work to research, analyse and discuss.

Your research into these areas of practice will be carried out independently and collectively (in your seminar groups), via attendence at lectures and site visits . You will be assessed on your presentations, contribution to the group seminars and your end of term 3,000 word essay.
Course description Each academic year, themes in contemporary art theory and practice are identified for individual and group research through seminars and in lectures. These themes address contemporary art's increasingly diverse subject-matter. Group seminars, crits and tutorials will help you to critically re-assess your understanding of the field of contemproary art and to re-conceptualise and present your work in relation to this rapidly expanding field.

You are encouraged to map your own research narrative in relation to the production, distribution and consumption of your work. A key objective here is to promote innovative, experimental and ambitious research that relates to academic study and informs your studio practice. Some teaching will be jointly delivered with the Themes in Contemporary Art course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Online Activities 12, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 166 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on the following components:

3000 Word Essay (70%) - assessment will be based on Learning Outcomes 1 and 2 (Research and Analyse).

Seminar Participation (30%) - assessment will be based on Learning Outcome 3 (Communicate).
Feedback Continual formative feedback will be provided during group presentations of critical analysis and research into chosen themes.

Written feedback will be provided for the 3000 word essay and seminar participation, and will address each Learning Outcome in relation to the work produced.
No Exam Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Fieldwork Hours 14, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 164 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on the following components:

3000 Word Essay (70%) - assessment will be based on Learning Outcomes 1 and 2 (Research and Analyse).

Seminar Participation (30%) - assessment will be based on Learning Outcome 3 (Communicate).
Feedback Continual formative feedback will be provided during group presentations of critical analysis and research into chosen themes.

Written feedback will be provided for the 3000 word essay and seminar participation, and will address each Learning Outcome in relation to the work produced.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research - Present evidence of a high level of scholary and artistic research into the identified themes in contemporary art via group seminars and your written submission. Your research should both contribute to the generation of critical discussion in the seminars and contribute to the development of your studio practice.
  2. Analyse - Critically analyse a range of textual and non-textual discourses concerning current themes within contemporary art, demonstrating a creative and original response to new problems and issues within the discipline.
  3. Communicate - Demonstrate the ability to write, talk and visualise responses to the identified themes in contemporary art, in oral and written formats. Present this research in forms that are imaginative, original and creative.
Reading List
DAICHENDT, James. 'Artist Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching', Intellect, 2010.

DANCHEV, Alex, '100 Artists' Manifestos', Penguin Classics, 2001.

GRAY, Carole. and Malins, Julian.'Visualizing Research', Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.

INGOLD, Tim. and HALLAM, E. (eds), Creativity and Cultural Improvisation. Oxford: Berg, 2007.

MACLEOD, Katy and HOLDRIDGE, Lin. 'Thinking Through Art: Reflections on Art as Research', London: Routledge, 2006.

STILES, Kristine and SELZ, Peter (eds). Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

WALLIS, Brian. (ed.) 'Blasted Allegories: An Anthology of Writings by Contemporary Artists', MIT Press, 1989.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements N/A
Study Abroad N/A
KeywordsPG Cert Contemporary Art,School of Art
Contacts
Course organiserMr John Beagles
Tel: (0131 6)51 5909
Email: j.beagles@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
Email: Jennifer.A.Watson@ed.ac.uk
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