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Undergraduate Course: Outside Now (Site Specific Art, Research and Practice) (ARTX08059)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will deliver for each student the opportunity to research, develop and create their own Public Art Proposal, site specific to location of their choosing.

They will receive advice and support from the Course Organiser and will aim to produce proposals to a professional standard. During the course students will make presentations of their proposals to the group. The students will be encouraged to consider all forms of Public Art.

The course will include, tutorials, lectures, presentations, a self-motivated project and group discussion. Students will be asked to consider how they will research and develop a self-motivated project that could engage with ideas, such as:

The notion of the site specific and how it relates to the creative process

The role of memory in defining the identity of place

Issues relating to the language of scale and materials and how they affect both the artwork and the viewer.

Understanding the architectural nature or natural environment of a space and how that may inform a response.

Awareness of the debate around permanent v temporary proposals in Public Art
The role of communities and audiences in informing and participating in the developmental process

Engagement with both Contemporary Public Art and the Pre-Modern Monumental traditions
Course description The course follows a practice based/research model.
Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Research based approach to a specific site and the realisation of a visual response.
Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Personal research and development of individual project with a view to the formation of a detailed proposal for a particular site.

As described in short description
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a the following programmes: Art, Intermedia, Painting, Photography or Sculpture
Additional Costs Field trips and materials for model making.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  21
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 21/09/2020
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Fieldwork Hours 12, External Visit Hours 9, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students will submit the following:

A written statement outlining their approach to the brief and the site they have chosen to work with. No more than 600 words.

Evidence of personal research, for example sketchbook work, photographs, reflective notes and collected information relating to aspects of the course.

Visualisations of their proposed artwork in the site they have chosen to work with, this could be achieved either as a 3D model/maquette and or Photoshop images and details of scale and material.

All of the above must be submitted as a PDF, 15 images maximum, maximum file size 8MB.

Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:

Equal weighting of learning outcomes.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research and investigate a range of possible environments for proposed public art works, taking into account different historical and contemporary approaches to Art in public spaces.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of these issues through the development of their own responses to particular spaces and communities.
  3. Consolidate and disseminate a proposal related to their chosen location through presentation to staff and students.
Reading List
1. One Place After Another; Site Specific Art and Locational Identity
Miwon Kwon, MIT Press, 2004
2. Art and the City
Nicholas Whybrow, IB Tauris 2011
3. Public Art; Theory, Practice and Populism
Cher Krause Knight, Wiley-Blackwell 2008
4. Lure of the Local
Lucy Lippard, The New Press, 1997
5. Place
Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar, Artworks, 2005
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to plan, develop and resolve a personally motivated project
Research skills: library based, studio based, through use of collections, public archives, internet and museum resources.
Additional Class Delivery Information Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Personal research and development of individual project with a view to the formation of a detailed proposal for a particular site.
KeywordsContemporary Art,Public Art,Site Specific Art,Sculpture,Research and Practice
Course organiserMr Kenneth Hunter
Course secretaryDr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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