Undergraduate Course: Romantics, Rebels and Revivalists: From Highland Glen to Scotland's Shrine, Scottish Art 1850-1927 (HIAR10169)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers students an insight to the changes in Scottish art from the period 1850 to 1927 and how the movements and developments in Scottish art relate to a wider European context. The course is structured as a series of two-hour seminars, focusing on a theme or movement each week while following a chronological pattern.
The course explores the developments in Scottish art from the period 1850 to 1927. Working chronologically through different themes and movements, the course investigates how Scottish artists responded and contributed to changes in modern art. Beginning with Highland Romanticism in the 1850s, the course looks at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Glasgow School, Scottish Symbolists, the Celtic Revival, the Scottish Colourists and First World War art and memorials. Central themes focus on national identity, the spiritual and supernatural, and links between Scottish artists and the rest of Europe. Students will use visual analysis to critically examine painting, prints and sculpture. Course readings consisting of primary and secondary sources will allow students to discuss artworks in relation to their socio-historic context. The course is designed so that students will have the opportunity to study key works from the rich collections of Scottish art in local galleries and a site visit will be arranged to the National War Memorial.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 24,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
presentation on an allocated topic.
1 x 2500 word essay 50% - submitted weeks 8-10
1 3-hour online exam 50%
||Students will receive written and verbal formative feedback on their formative assessment. The formative assessment will be a presentation on an allocated topic and the feedback will be provided in a one-to-one meeting with the lecturer.
Written feedback on your summative assessment (your coursework essay) will be provided within 15 days, with further one-to-one discussion with the lecturer.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3-hour online exam||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Acquire a detailed knowledge and understanding of the developments in Scottish art from 1850-1927.
- Develop scholarly and practical skills, such as visual analysis, critical reflection and evaluation; time management, organisation and teamwork.
- Engage critically with both primary and secondary source materials.
- Demonstrate the ability to both discuss and write about complex ideas examined in the course material.
- Demonstrate independent thought and enquiry.
|Roger Billcliffe, The Glasgow Boys: The Glasgow School of Painting, 1875-1895. London: revised edition 2008.|
Jude Burkhauser, Glasgow Girls: Women in Art and Design, 1880-1920. Edinburgh: 2001.
Philip Long and Elizabeth Cumming, The Scottish Colourists: 1900-1930. Edinburgh: 2000.
Murdo Macdonald, Scottish Art (World of Art). London, 2000.
Duncan Macmillan, Scotland's Shrine: The Scottish National War Memorial. London, 2014.
John Morrison, Painting the Nation: Identity and Nationalism in Scottish Painting, 1800-1920. Edinburgh, 2003.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Visual and critical analysis
Organisation and planning
Verbal and written communication skills
Independent thought and research
|Course organiser||Miss Michelle Foot
|Course secretary||Mr Nathan Ross-Hammond
Tel: (0131 6)51 5880