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Undergraduate Course: Art: Studio 1A (ARTX08066)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to introduce you to what Art Practice means in a contemporary context. It involves working with a range of starting points to learn about the investigation and development of sources, the translation of ideas using various methods and the presentation of art work both in the studio and public environment.
Course description Over the semester you will undertake a series of projects of varying length, each with distinct activities, emphases and challenges. These begin with a collaborative project, made within a tight deadline, which will allow you to meet other students and tutors and share ideas. This project-based approach defines the work pattern for the course. A series of directed projects and seminars will include introductions to practice based research methods, contextual, contemporary art and art historical references, reflective practice and strategies for developing an individual art practice. You will also be expected to consider methods for engaging with an audience.

At the beginning and throughout each project you will be introduced to various strategies of investigation, making and presentation. Through lecture based presentations supported by online resources, tutorials and group discussions you will consider how to develop your own work while being exposed to how others respond to each brief. Certain tasks will be set within each brief but they will be open enough to allow each student to develop a range of unique, personal responses which develop your ideas and practice in unexpected and ambitious ways.

Throughout this course you will have the chance to discuss your work with a wide range of tutors all with different expertise and a very broad range of both theoretical and practical knowledge that can act both as a catalyst and problem solver for your work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Art: Studio 1B (ARTX08067) AND Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies (ARTX08063)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a Degree Programme in the School of Art.
Additional Costs Students are expected to pay for basic Art Materials and Equipment, depending on quality the costs range between 30 to 50. Specific materials and equipment will vary depending on students individual choice of method of production.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, 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 3, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 40, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 145 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The summative assessment at the end of semester 1 is based on a body of work where all the course projects are represented.

Students will be required to submit a PowerPoint (or similar) presentation which includes 15 to 20 images of the following:

Accumulated notebook material, drawings, objects, photography and documentation of transient installations.

The portfolio will also contain a written element which summarises contributions to collaborative projects, tutorials and studio discussions and critiques. (This will be a maximum of 600 words).

A review of your work will take place midway through the semester.
You should present in your studio all work produced up to that date. You will receive feedback on your progress at that point.

Studio work will be assessed against learning outcomes 1, 2, and 3, equally weighted.
Feedback You will receive regular feedback in your designated timetabled classes about your work from tutors in the studio. This may be as one to one tutorials or group discussions. (These group discussions will contain feedback from other students also).

At the review of your work midway through the semester you will take key notes about the discussion of your work in the studio. You will transcribe these notes and they will be reviewed by the tutor who may add other elements to them.

At the summative assessment you will receive grades and written feedback in relation to all 3 learning outcomes.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to collect images, objects and texts which evidence an investigation of chosen themes.
  2. Realise work in an appropriate form.
  3. Identify and explore a range of methods of presentation appropriate to the artwork.
Reading List
Fischli Weiss : flowers & questions : a retrospective
Peter Fischli 1952- David Weiss 1946-2012.; Bice Curiger 1948-
London : Tate ;2006

Ways of curating
Hans Ulrich. Obrist Asad Raza
London : A. Lane ;2014

Vitamin P : new perspectives in painting
Julia Hasting; Barry Schwabsky
London : Phaidon ;2011

The studio reader : on the space of artists
Mary Jane Jacob; Michelle Grabner
Chicago : School of the Art Institute of Chicago : University of Chicago Press ;2010

Vitamin D2 : new perspectives in drawing
Matt Price editor,
London, England : Phaidon Press Limited ; New York : Phaidon Press Inc. ;2013

Vitamin 3-D; new perspectives in sculpture and installation.
Reference and Research Book News, Vol.26(1)
Ringgold Inc ;Feb 2011
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to investigate ideas, problem solving, working to deadlines, knowledge of processes, skills in collaborative projects.
Course organiserMs Joan Smith
Tel: (0131 6)51 5917
Course secretaryDr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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