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Undergraduate Course: Art Practice 4 (ARTX10038)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course will consolidate your critical thinking, methods and methodologies.

Course description Through self-initiation and a motivated approach to your work supported by range of critiques and tutorials you will generate a critically informed and cohesive body of work. You will establish proficient approach to the production and context of your work in in relation to current practice.


1.To propose and produce a personal direction for your work that determines a high level of ambition and understanding.
2.To present a selected body of work that communicates critical analysis, personal vision and awareness within the context of current practice.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Presentation: Methods & Context 4 (ARTX10037) AND ( Visual Culture Research Project (20 credit) (ARTX10036) AND Visual Research 4 (40 credit) (ARTX10039)) OR ( Visual Culture Research Project (40 credit) (ARTX10040) AND Visual Research 4 (20 credit) (ARTX10035))
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 Art Materials and Equipment. Specific materials and equipment costs 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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 354 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment is formative at end of Semester 1 and summative at end of Semester 2.

A PDF document uploaded to Learn containing documented work made since the last summative assessment. This should include no more than 20 images, video not exceeding 10 min, and/or sound not exceeding 10 min. One statement that outlines your approach to your practice. This piece of writing outlines what informs your work, what is its context? How you have assimilated things looked at, listened to, and read. The word count is 300.

A Degree Show: a professionally presented body of work, (or evidence of external exhibition/ project space for MAFA4).

Both submissions are compulsory and failure to submit one or both will result in a fail.

Summative Assessment counts towards your final grade/mark. It evaluates your learning (against intended learning outcomes for the course).

Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:

All Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in assessment.
Feedback Feedback For MAFA 4: Feedback on your summative assessment will be given to you on the release date of final year marks.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop a body of work that has been evolved through personal interpretations of concepts and principles related to your art practice
  2. Utilize appropriate methods, processes and materials essential to the realization of your ideas
  3. Realize sophisticated and autonomous solutions within your practice that clearly demonstrate practical and contextual knowledge and understanding of your chosen discipline
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Technical methods, self motivated practice, collaboration, negotiation, critical evaluation.
Course organiserMr David Moore
Tel: (0131 6)51 5883
Course secretaryDr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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