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Undergraduate Course: Drawing Journal: Sketchbook forms and variations (DESI08095)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents will explore the visual world through observational drawing and documentation using text and image within sketchbook formats. The course will develop sequential ideas and themes through academic and artistic examples. In preparatory works and sketchbooks by Leonardo da Vinci, Gwen John, Picasso Le Corbusier, Joseph Beuys and Grayson Perry, for example, it can be seen that the origination and organization of drawn and written pages is an integral element of creative practice. Specific themes will be identified for duration of the course, to enhance the students development as artists and designers. For example: The City; Body of Evidence; Opposites, Identity and The Journey.
Course description Sketchbooks encapsulate preparatory studies and the genesis of ideas. A series of projects will give an introduction to the ways in which observational study is used to describe themes and narratives. Necessarily, there is a discipline and order within the structure of a book, as well as improvisatory and experimental connections allied to the creative process. Students will be introduced to seminal examples of the genre from leading exponents within art, design, and electronic media and their relationship to the History of Art and the contemporary sphere of visual expression. The outcome of eleven weeks of will be a completed Drawing Journal.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If this course is Core to your programme, you will automatically be enrolled. For all other students, including Design students, the course is open on a first come, first served basis until the course is full. This course may have limited availability for non-Design students.
Additional Costs Studio costs of general art & design materials
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  54
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 3, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, External Visit Hours 2, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative Assessment:
At the mid-way point, students will be required to submit a 8-10 page PDF of digital documentation of their completed man-made/adapted journal and a 300 word statement. This work will be assessed against Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3.

Summative Assessment:
Students will be required to submit a 16-20 page PDF of digital documentation of their completed man-made/adapted journals and a 400 word reflective statement. This work will be assessed against Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Feedback Formative feedback half-way through the course, with Summative Feedback at its conclusion
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an analysis and notation of ideas and interpretations.
  2. Demonstrate practical skills and an exploration of materials and surfaces.
  3. Demonstrate a resolved presentation of completed work.
Reading List
THE ARTIST AS REPORTER Paul Hogarth, Studio Vista 1967
THE DRAWING PROJECTS Mick Maslen and Jack Southern, Black Dog Publishing 2015
PEDAGOGICAL SKETCHBOOK Paul Klee, Faber & Faber 1973
VITAMIN D, Phaidon 2007
JE SUIS LE CAHIER: The Sketchbooks of Picasso, Royal Academy of Arts 1998
DRAWING FROM LIFFE: THE JOURNAL AS ART Jennifer New, Princeton Architectural Press, 2005
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Interpretation, documentary and reportage skills, drawing and printmaking skills & knowledge
KeywordsIllustrator,Drawing,Sketchbooks,Visual Narrative,Journal
Course organiserMs Amy Dover
Course secretaryMiss Linsey McEwan
Tel: (01316) 515448
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