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Undergraduate Course: Drawn From the City (ARTX08058)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe city invites exploration across a compact and diverse topography, where evidence of the historic and the contemporary can often be found side by side. In an urban site we can discover a range of phenomena, the physical, psychological and ephemeral, all of which invite a wide range of interpretation and response. Through three distinct yet related projects students on this course will be encouraged to employ a variety of tactics in establishing and developing a personal language of response. This could be through drawing, photography, recording, film making, repurposing objects, notation or writing. The course will have recorded lectures and other resources alongside online structured tutorials, and discussion. Art Practice, research strategies, and the presentation of finished work will be addressed through online lectures from a variety of ECA staff with different expertise.
Course description During this course students will upload their artwork and research onto a blog that functions as a digital portfolio. This will be used as an aid to generate feedback in both teaching and group critique contexts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Please note: this course is only available for students on a degree programme in the School of Art.
Additional Costs Field Trips and drawing materials
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThese enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the departments, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.

Please note that this course may incur materials costs & field trip costs.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  67
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 19/09/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 6, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Fieldwork Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 4, 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 %
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Present evidence of research and investigation of the city as a space and an idea.
  2. Present evidence of identifying methods of recording and the development of a personal language through drawing and other appropriate strategies.
  3. Present a body of work that articulates a focussed response to the subject.
Reading List
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino. ISBN-10: 0099429837

The Acoustic City, Matthew Gandy, Benny Nilsen. ISBN-10: 9783868592719

Ruins (Documents of Contemporary Art) Brian Dillon ISBN-10: 085488193X

An Attempt at Exhausting a place in Paris, Georges Perec, ISBN-10: 0984115528

Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers) Karen O'Rourke, ISBN-10: 0262018500

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Development of Drawing / observational / analytical skills.
Development of abilities re planning and resolving a personally motivated project.
Development of Research skills, library and location based, & through use of personal and city resources.
Course organiserMr Ewan Robertson
Course secretaryMiss Hannah Morrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 5763
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