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Undergraduate Course: Art Practice 3 (ARTX10058)

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 Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course is primarily studio based and will facilitate the development of an individual practice. Throughout the course, you will be required to reflect on your art practice in relation to wider contemporary and historic contexts.
Course description Through self-initiated study, you will be encouraged to independently produce work and define an area of interest, conceptually and practically, in relation to current practice. You will extend your understanding of particular processes, methods and applications relevant to your work and begin to consolidate an integrated knowledge of your specialism.

A study plan will outline individual concerns and help establish working patterns to facilitate progress. You will continue to work in an increasingly independent manner with regular tutorial support. The course will encourage you to extend your practice and enable discussion through ongoing tutorials and critiques. Critical thinking and reflection will be developed further through a series of Project Space presentations.

You will test how artworks are installed, received and understood by collaborating with your peers across the School in the development of an externally facing exhibition and other group activities.

Invited artists, lectures, workshops and seminars 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:  107
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 21/09/2020
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 4, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 9, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 356 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This should be a single PDF document (uploaded to Learn) that consists of the following two components:

1: A statement
The statement that describes your practice. It should not exceed 500 words. This statement should outline your approach to making work and the ideas that underpin it. It should also situate the work in relation to other artistic practices and theoretical frameworks.
This document aligns with current professional practices/applications/residences/exhibition proposals where highly edited and concise documentation is required. The statement constitutes 20% of your overall grade, assessed against LO1

2: Documented artwork
This submission should be a document that describes an edited selection of 20 images from the bodies of work produced since your previous summative assessment.
These should be clearly annotated with title, date, medium, dimensions (height x width x depth).
It is expected that at least one project space presentation should be included.
This document can contain links to video/sound works not exceeding 10 minutes.
This component constitutes 80% of your overall grade, assessed against LO2 and LO3.
Feedback Formative feedback

There will be one formative assessment point at the end of semester 1.

This will take the form of a critique with two Tutors: your Subject Tutor and one other. You will present the work you have produced during the semester and this will be followed by a discussion in which verbal feedback is given.

You will be asked to reflect on your learning to date by uploading:

1. A short, reflective statement on Learn (not exceeding 500 words). This should be an amalgamation of an updated study plan (initially written at the start of Semester 1), a brief summary of the feedback received during the critique and a list of intended action points.
2. No more than 10 selected images that evidence your work and/or video not exceeding 10 min, and/or sound not exceeding 10 min.

Summative Feedback:

This will take the form of a critique before the Spring Break with two Tutors: your Subject Tutor and one other. You will present the work you have produced during the year and this will be followed by a discussion.
On learn, you are required to submit

1. A statement (not exceeding 500 words)
2. No more than 20 selected images that evidence your work, and/or video not exceeding 10 min, and/or sound not exceeding 10 min.

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. Define the concepts and practical approaches that underline a personal practice
  2. Utilise appropriate methods, processes and materials in the development of an individual practice
  3. Realise appropriate solutions for a series of resolved works
Reading List
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art, a series of anthologies dedicated to major themes and ideas in contemporary art. Co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press, 2006 -

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

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

Goldberg, Roselee. Performance Art: from Futurism to the Present Thames and Hudson(World of Art)Third Edition. 2011.

Shore, Robert. King, Laurence "Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera" Elephant Books London 2014.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Creative and critical thinking, reflective practice, problem solving, team work, initiative, audience engagement, autonomous practice, collaboration, decision making
KeywordsStudio,Intermedia,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,methods,processes,concepts,independent work
Course organiserMs Susan Mowatt
Course secretaryDr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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