Undergraduate Course: Outside Now (Site Specific Art, Research and Practice) (ARTX08059)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will deliver for each student the opportunity to research, develop and create their own Public Art Proposal, site specific to location of their choosing.
They will receive advice and support from the Course Organiser and will aim to produce proposals to a professional standard. During the course students will make presentations of their proposals to the group. The students will be encouraged to consider all forms of Public Art.
The course will include, tutorials, lectures, presentations, a self-motivated project and group discussion. Students will be asked to consider how they will research and develop a self-motivated project that could engage with ideas, such as:
The notion of the site specific and how it relates to the creative process
The role of memory in defining the identity of place
Issues relating to the language of scale and materials and how they affect both the artwork and the viewer.
Understanding the architectural nature or natural environment of a space and how that may inform a response.
Awareness of the debate around permanent v temporary proposals in Public Art
The role of communities and audiences in informing and participating in the developmental process
Engagement with both Contemporary Public Art and the Pre-Modern Monumental traditions
The course follows a practice based/research model.
Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Research based approach to a specific site and the realisation of a visual response.
Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Personal research and development of individual project with a view to the formation of a detailed proposal for a particular site.
As described in short description
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is primarily for Art students only, should there still be spaces available after welcome week, you can ask your personal tutor/admin team to enrol you.
|Additional Costs|| Field trips and materials for model making.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Fieldwork Hours 12,
External Visit Hours 9,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will submit the following:
A written statement outlining their approach to the brief and the site they have chosen to work with. No more than 600 words.
Evidence of personal research, for example sketchbook work, photographs, reflective notes and collected information relating to aspects of the course.
Visualisations of their proposed artwork in the site they have chosen to work with, this could be achieved either as a 3D model/maquette and or Photoshop images and details of scale and material.
All of the above must be submitted as a PDF, 15 images maximum, maximum file size 8MB.
Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
Equal weighting of learning outcomes.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Research and investigate a range of possible environments for proposed public art works, taking into account different historical and contemporary approaches to Art in public spaces.
- Demonstrate an understanding of these issues through the development of their own responses to particular spaces and communities.
- Consolidate and disseminate a proposal related to their chosen location through presentation to staff and students.
|1. One Place After Another; Site Specific Art and Locational Identity|
Miwon Kwon, MIT Press, 2004
2. Art and the City
Nicholas Whybrow, IB Tauris 2011
3. Public Art; Theory, Practice and Populism
Cher Krause Knight, Wiley-Blackwell 2008
4. Lure of the Local
Lucy Lippard, The New Press, 1997
Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar, Artworks, 2005
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to plan, develop and resolve a personally motivated project
Research skills: library based, studio based, through use of collections, public archives, internet and museum resources.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Personal research and development of individual project with a view to the formation of a detailed proposal for a particular site.
|Keywords||Contemporary Art,Public Art,Site Specific Art,Sculpture,Research and Practice
|Course organiser||Mr Gordon Munro
|Course secretary||Miss Hannah Morrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 5763