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Postgraduate Course: TPG Practices (ARTX11027)

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 enables you to reconsider your contribution to the field of contemporary art.
Course description In the first term of your study, you will be encouraged and supported in an in-depth studio assessment (via one to one tutorials with your studio tutor and group crits) of how you work can be positioned in relation to current contemporary art practice and theory.

Group seminars, crits and tutorials will help you to critically re-assess your understanding of the field of contemporary art, to re-conceptualise and present your work in relation to this rapidly expanding field.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research - Demonstrate and present evidence of a high level of artistic, scholarly and independent research into contemporary art. Prepare for and make constructive contributions to tutorials and group crits demonstrating your research into the field of contemporary art.
  2. Analyse - Analyse a range of textual and non-textual discourses concerning contemporary art, demonstrating a creative and original response to new problems and issues within the discipline in the presentation of a selection of your studio work. Critically re-assess, develop and re-structure your working methods, demonstrating a creative and original response to new problems and issues within contemporary art practice.
  3. Communicate - Regularly present, in one to one tutorials with your studio tutor and in group crits during the semester, and in your final portfolio presentation of the semesters work, the results of your research for the scrutiny of your tutors and peers demonstrating a critical understanding of the principal theories and current issues in contemporary art practice.
Reading List
Kholeif, O et al (2014) You are Here ┬┐ Art after the Internet, Cornerhouse publication.

Ammer, M et al (2016) Painting 2.0 Expression in the information Age, Museum Brandhorst.

Kalb, P (2013) Art Since 1980 ┬┐Charting the Contemporary, Lawrence king.

Lambert, N et al, (2014) Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing.

Steyerl, H, (2009), The Wretched of the Screen, Sternberg Press

Comer,S. (2008) Film and Video Art. London: Tate Gallery Publishing.

Kelly, C (2011) Sound (Documents of Contemporary Art) . MIT Press

Turkle, S (2011). Alone Together. Basic Books.

Lovink, G, (2011), Networks without a Cause ┬┐ A Critique of Social Media, Polity.

Fisher, M (2009). Capitalist Realism. London: Zero Books.

Beradi, F (2009) The Soul at Work. MIT Press

Kocur, Zoya. and leung, simon (2013). Theory in Contemporary Art: from 1985 to the present, Blackwell publishing.

Taylor, B (2004). Art Today, Laurence King Publishing, 2004.

Ranciere, Jacques, The Future of the Image, Verso, 2009.

Stallabrass, J (2004). Art Incorporated: The Story of Contemporary Art, Oxford University Press.

Doherty, C (2004). Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation, London: Black Dog, 2004.
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
KeywordsPGCert in 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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