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This course enables students to develop their own personal and expressive language negotiating the creative territory between representation and abstraction. Through exercises and tutorials, students will research and develop studies from observed ‘starting points’, to reveal and sustain an expressive, abstract use of drawn, appropriated and found images, underpinned by an understanding of composition and structure.
Materials and equipment provided for students as part of the course and included in course fee:
Additional recommended materials and equipment students can provide: (Estimated cost: £0 - £20 depending on usage)
The course will comprise of an intensive 5 day teaching block followed by a period of independent study in the students’ own time.Class hours:
For work required to be undertaken after the class hours are complete, the course tutor will set students a ‘directed study plan’ which can be undertaken without the need for specialist workshops or access to models.Directed study will include research into a range of suggested artists or designers and their associated movements to engender a contextual awareness of expressive painting in visual culture. Students will be expected to demonstrate how the research has informed their work through annotated sketchbooks or visual journals and practical outcomes. The Directed Study Plan will include preparing evidence of research and practical work to form an appropriate presentation for assessment.
On completion of this course through class hours, directed and independent study, students will be able to;
All practice-based art and design 10 credit courses are assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual art and/or design works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved art and/or design works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class. Typically, this will comprise:
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, you must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
If you choose to study for credit you will need to allocate significant time outwith classes for coursework and assessment preparation. Credit points gained from this course can count towards the Certificate of Higher Education.
Please contact Art and Design Studies on 0131 650 4400 if you think you have any specific study requirements that may need to be put in place to enable you to study an Art and Design Studies course. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.