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Postgraduate Course: TPG Studio (ARTX11036)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course will enhance your ability to research, analyse, produce and exhibit your practice in relation to cultures of the studio.
Course description The course encourages you to reconsider what sort of space a 'studio' is as a site of production in the contemporary art world and to speculate on what it might become. You are encouraged to explore you how the studio impacts upon your practice and to examine opportunities in the ever expanding range of activities and infrastructures behind artistic production today.

Aims of the Course:

1. To enable you to re-assess the function of the studio and the gallery in the production, distribution and consumption of contemporary art.

2. To generate a productive and supportive peer review environment that enhances your ability to elucidate your work and contribute to the development of contemporary art.

3. To enable you to work closely alongside your peers to initiate, organise and participate in exhibitions, projects and events.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 17, Fieldwork Hours 16, Online Activities 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 352 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on the following components:

Portfolio (50%) - assessment will be based on Learning Outcomes 1 and 2 (Research and Analyse).

Project Space Exhibition (30%) - assessment will be based on Learning Outcome 1 (Research).

Student Participation (20%) - assessment will be based on Learning Outcome 3 (Communicate).
Feedback Continual formative feedback will be provided during group presentations of critical analysis and research into chosen themes.

Summative feedback will be provided for the portfolio, project space exhibition and seminar participation, and will address each Learning Outcome in relation to the work produced.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research - Demonstrate an ability to discuss with your peers, tutors and external participants the research and critical discourse that informs and validates your practice.
  2. Analyse - Using your studio space, present a body of work that demonstrates how you have further developed your practice to include a critical awareness of suitable methods for the exhibition, distribution and consumption of your work.
  3. Communicate - Working alongside other students produce, install, curate and publicise a resolved exhibition for critical scrutiny that demonstrates originality and creativity. This exhibition should demonstrate an understanding of how context and space affects the viewers engagement and responses to artworks.
Reading List
ARNHEIM, Rudolf, 'Visual Thinking', 1969.

ATKINSON, Terry, "Phantoms of the Studio", The Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1990.

BUREN, Daniel, 'The Function of the Studio', 1971.

BUSTER, Kendall and CRAWFORD, Paula, The Critique Handbook: The Art Student's Sourcebook and Survival Guide (2nd Edition), Pearson, 2009.

FORTNUM, Rebecca and SMITH, Chris, 'The Problem of Documenting Fine Art Practices and Processes' Journal of Visual Arts Practice Volume 6 Number 3, 2007.

ILLICH, Ivan, Tools for Conviviality, Marion Boyars, 2001.

JACOB, Mary Jane and GRABNER, Michelle, 'Studio reader: On the Space of Artists', University of Chicago Press, 2010.

PAICE, Kim, 'The Fall of the Studio: Artists at Work', Valiz, 2009.

RANCIERE, Jacques, The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation, Stanford University Press, 1991.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Knowledge that covers many of the main areas of contemporary practice, including their features, boundaries, terminology and conventions.

A critical, detailed and often leading knowledge and understanding at the forefront of contemporary art practice.

Knowledge and understanding that is generated through research that makes a significant contribution to the development of the students studio based work

The ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in applying a range of standard and specialised research and/or equivalent instruments and techniques of enquiry.

The ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a significant range of the principal professional skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated with contemporary art practice.

The ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using and enhancing a range of complex skills, techniques, practices and/or materials that are at the forefront of contemporary art practice.

The ability to apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to forefront issues, or issues that are informed by forefront developments in contemporary art practice.

The ability to critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in contemporary art practice.
Special Arrangements N/A
Study Abroad N/A
Additional Class Delivery Information Supervised Practical / Workshop / Studio
KeywordsPGDip Contemporary Art,School of Art
Course organiserMr John Beagles
Tel: (0131 6)51 5909
Course secretaryDr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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