Postgraduate Course: Work-based Dissertation in History of Art (MSc in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies) (HIAR11076)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The work-based dissertation offers students the opportunity to develop their dissertation within a professional working environment related to the study of art history. Projects are arranged with appropriate host organisations (museums, galleries, libraries, conservation trusts, or other appropriate cultural organisations).
Working on specific projects identified by the University and the host organisation, students gain valuable work experience but also carry out academic work that is useful to the host. The project may be a research project that is designed specifically for the student, or the student may contribute to a larger ongoing project involving one or several staff in the organisation. Depending on the nature of the project, students may not be based within the host organisation during the entire period of the project.
Students are selected for work-based projects on the basis of their interest, their general capability for the work (knowledge, ability to work independently, etc.), and also their preferred type of work environment. Subject to availability, and the appropriateness of the project, students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will provide student support and academic supervision. Whilst on placement, students work under the supervision of a member of staff of the organisation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the workings of an organisation in the creative sector.
- demonstrate detailed knowledge of material in a local collection.
- apply academic knowledge of History of Art and art-historical methods to the project
- exercise autonomy in developing and executing a substantial research project while working on behalf of the organisation.
- communicate at an appropriate level with the staff and the audience of the organisation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Tom Tolley
Tel: (0131 6)50 4115
|Course secretary||Miss Siobhan Byron
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744