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Undergraduate Course: Visual Culture Research Project (20 credit) (ARTX10036)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to the School of Art.

In this course you will focus on an individual topic within the broad field of contemporary art and visual culture. It may relate directly to your work or extend beyond the normal parameters of your practice. The project must be feasible and approved by your tutor at the end of Stage 3. You will identify a research question relating to your topic and utilise appropriate methodologies to enable you to produce an in-depth reflection, supporting argument and contextualisation in your responses.

Aims of course
1 Develop the skills necessary to identify a suitable research project and appropriate methods for your research.
2 Extend your research and analytical skills to enable the successful completion of your research project.
3 Nurture visual and written communication skills that enable you to critically articulate your analytical and creative processes in the form of a Project Book.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Art Practice 4 (ARTX10038) AND Visual Research 4 (40 credit) (ARTX10039) AND Presentation: Methods & Context 4 (ARTX10037)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on a Degree Programme in the School of Art.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  74
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 3, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 2, Online Activities 1, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 183 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Extended essay.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. You will be assessed against three Learning Outcomes and all are equally weighted:
    Investigation: Research and reason a critical understanding of key practices and methods that inform a substantial project and employ a specialist range of research sources.
  2. Reflection: Creatively and rigorously apply your methods to analyse and synthesise the results of your research in a sophisticated way.
  3. Application: Demonstrate a professional ability to manage, structure, resolve and communicate your own innovative research project.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Self Directed Study, Negotiation, Research methods, Critical evaluation.
KeywordsResearch,Visual Culture,Critical evaluation.Contextual perspective.
Course organiserMr Stuart Bennett
Tel: (0131 6)51 5875
Course secretaryMs Georgia Dodsworth
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712
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