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Undergraduate Course: Art Practice 3A (ARTX10049)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will refine your understanding and application of the content, language, methods and production of a critically reflective body of work that draws upon the historical and contemporary references in current practice.

Course description Through self-initiated study and externally focused projects you will engage in a range of professional contexts. You will be encouraged to independently produce work and discuss it through individual tutorials, group and cross-school critiques and seminars in a specialist studio environment.

Your plan of study will begin to define individual concerns and establish working patterns to facilitate progress. The course will encourage you to grow and extend your practice out with the confines of the college environment and reach a broader, more diverse audience. You will begin to work in an independent manner and participate in project space presentations and external exhibitions. Regular tutorial support, invited artists, gallery visits, lectures and workshops will contribute to learning.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
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.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 25, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Portfolio submission (100%) consisting of:

Documented artwork
This digital submission should include no more than 10 images, video not exceeding 10 min, and/or sound not exceeding 10min. These should be clearly labelled with title, date, medium, dimensions (height x width x depth) It is expected that this should include at least one project space presentation.

A Reflective Statement, not exceeding 500 words. This statement should critically reflect on the direction and progression of your studio work over semester 1 and situate the work in relation to other artistic practices and theoretical frameworks. It should also reflect upon your learning and identify areas for further personal development.

The above should be submitted via LEARN
Feedback Formative Assessment and Feedback:
There will be two formative critiques - one mid-semester and one at the end of the course. At the mid-semester review, you will be asked to reflect on your plan of study. At the end of semester critique, you will present and discuss the work made during the semester.

Summative Feedback:
Written feedback on your submission will be posted on to LEARN within 15 working days.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Establish and implement a plan of study that defines the main objectives of studio practice
  2. Demonstrate experimentation with appropriate methods, processes and materials that supports the development of an individual practice
  3. Present a body of work that demonstrates an understanding of personal practice in relation to current disciplinary practice
Reading List
Kaye, Nick. "Site Specific Art: Performance, Place and Documentation" Published: Routledge, 2000.

Flood, Richard. Hoptman, Laura. "Unmonumental the Object in the 21st Century", New Museum published by Phaidon 2012.

Pedrosa, Adriano. Hoptman, Laura. "Vitamin 3-D, New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation" Phaidon 2014.

Richter, Gerhard. Ulrich Obrist, Hans. Britt, "David: The Daily Practice of Painting: Writings and Interviews 1962", 1993. Thames and Hudson. 1995.

Coles, Robert. 'Doing Documentary Work', OUP USA; New Ed edition, Oxford, 1999.

George, Herbert. The Elements of Sculpture: A viewers Guide. Phaidon 2014.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Self directed autonomous practice, technical methods and process, critical evaluation, collaboration, presentation, research methods.
KeywordsMethods,Process,Concepts,Independent study,Artistic Practice,External projects
Course organiserMs Joan Smith
Tel: (0131 6)51 5917
Course secretaryDr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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