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Undergraduate Course: Art Practice 2 (ARTX08075)

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 Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryArt Practice is a practice-based course which emphasizes speculative enquiry, motivated by speculation about what art might be rather than a fixed definition of what art is. Theory and Practice are inter-linked; thinking through art is challenged and supported by a high level of criticality. Students are instructed in technical methods, use of materials, methods of installation and presentation. Art Practice encompasses Intermedia, Painting, Sculpture and Photography. Across the School of Art, students share critiques, exhibition opportunities and lectures.
Course description Recognizing that the professional artist today benefits from expertise in diverse media, this course engages with a broad range of fine art interests. The student is given the opportunity to choose to study particular media in depth as well as investigating techniques and approaches beyond their specialism. You will explore how and why you are engaged in the production of art. The nurturing and development of the individual is a priority.
You will establish an enthusiasm for enquiry and a motivation to sustain your practice. You will develop an understanding of the key historical and contemporary references in the context of current art practice. Practice encompasses a self- reflective activity, facilitated by staff in relationship to a set of practical, theoretical and critical criteria. You will develop the ability to source, navigate, select, retrieve, evaluate, manipulate, manage and disseminate information. You will be asked to consider context; where you make the work and where you display the work. Within these environments you will consider intention, process, outcome, methods of presentation and dissemination. You will be assigned a tutor group and will receive tutorials from a named tutor. You will also have the opportunity to request tutorials with other academic staff from across the School and will participate in cross discipline seminars and group discussions
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a Degree Programme in the School of Art.
Additional Costs Costs vary according to chosen methods and sustainable practice is encouraged.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Formative Assessment Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 322 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Summative Assessment, semester 2:

1. An edited body of work for studio critique.

2. A document in the form of a digital portfolio submitted via Learn containing an updated reflective art practice statement (600 words max) images of artwork, including works in context. Documented and presented work should be from both semesters. The documented work should be submitted as a PDF on LEARN and clearly titled with your name and matriculation number. Each of the images should be annotated with the following information: title, medium, and dimensions. The work should be presented to match the professional context in which you are working. This submission should not include all work made during the year but edited to demonstrate reflection and qualitative judgment.

3. The amount of images should not exceed 20 and in addition can contain links to video/sound files of up to 10 minutes.

Students will receive written and graded feedback within 15 working days.

Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
All learning outcomes are equally weighted and applied to all components of assessment.
Feedback Formative Assessment, Week 12, semester 1 : students present the following:
1. A body of work for studio critique
2. A reflective document in the form of a digital portfolio that discusses progress, content and proposed developments, submitted via Learn containing an reflective art practice statement (400 words max) images of artwork, including works in context. The documented work should be submitted as a PDF on LEARN and clearly titled with your name and matriculation number. Each of the images should be annotated with the following information: title, medium, and dimensions. The work should be presented to match the professional context in which you are working. This submission should not include all work made during the semester but edited to demonstrate reflection and qualitative judgment.
3. The amount of images should not exceed 10 and in addition can contain links to video/sound files of up to 10 minutes.

Students will receive graded feedback / feed forward within standard 15 working days.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to use your identified research to support your studio work.
  2. Generate a body of art work through a range of methods, processes and materials.
  3. Communicate approaches to contextual and visual presentation that are relevant to your studio work.
Reading List
Blasted Allegories : An Anthology of Artists' Writings by B Wallis publisher MIT Press 1989

Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernist, Postmodernism by Hal Foster and Rosalind Krauss published by Thames and Hudson 3rd edition 2016

Ways of Seeing by John Berger, Penguin Classics, 2008.

Art in Modern Culture : An Anthology of Critical Texts Francis Francina, Jonathan Harris published by Open University 1994

The Studio Reader : On the the Space of Artists Mary Jane Jacobs, Michelle Grabner published by University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Ways of Curating by Hans Ulrich Obrist Penguin 2014
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Self motivation.
Critical and reflective judgement.
Ability to generate concepts: individually and collaboratively.
KeywordsPainting,Photography,Sculpture,Intermedia
Contacts
Course organiserMs Elizabeth Adamson
Tel: 0131 221 6064
Email: l.adamson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Hannah Morrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 5763
Email: hmorris4@ed.ac.uk
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