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Undergraduate Course: Visual Culture Research Project (40 credit) (ARTX10040)

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 is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.

This course offers a more prolonged and ambitious investigation into an individual topic. Your choice of topic must be feasible and approved by your tutor, and will focus on an area of research within the broad field of contemporary art and visual culture. You will identify a research question and methodology pertaining to your topic and provide through your submission a well-constructed argument that deals with your question. You are expected to show sustained skills in research and analysis.

1.Develop the skills necessary to identify a creative and individual research project and appropriate methodologies for an extended research project.
2.Extend your research, contextualisation and reflective skills to enable the successful completion of an sustained research project.
3.Nurture visual and written communication skills that enable you to critically articulate your analytical and creative processes in the form of a Project Book.

Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Art Practice 4 (ARTX10038) AND Visual Research 4 (20 credit) (ARTX10035) AND Presentation: Methods & Context 4 (ARTX10037)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a Degree Programme in the School of Art.
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 3, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, Online Activities 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 374 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Extended essay.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. You will be assessed against three Learning Outcomes and all are equally weighted:
    Investigation: Research and reason a critical understanding of key practices and methods that inform a substantial project and employ a specialist range of research sources.
  2. Reflection: Creatively and rigorously apply your methods to analyse and synthesise the results of your research in a sophisticated way.
  3. Application: Demonstrate a professional ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your own innovative research project.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Self Directed Study, Negotiation, Research methods, Critical evaluation.
KeywordsInvestigation,Research,Visual Culture,Self directed study,critical evaluation.
Course organiserDr Deborah Jackson
Course secretaryDr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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