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AH3905 - 'No day without a line': The Etching Revival in Britain: 1830-1930

Academic year

2021 to 2022 (Semester 1)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

30

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 9

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Students enrolled on the Combined Studies/Evening Degree only

Planned timetable

6.30 pm Mon

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module coordinator

Dr W W Rough

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module Staff

Dr William Rough

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

This module will examine the development of printmaking, collecting and exhibiting in Britain, with a key focus on Scotland. It will explore the development of prominent artists and groups of the etching tradition through this period, known as the Etching Revival (1830-1930). A key area of study will be the rise of printmaking journals, the culture of collecting and the development of printmaking exhibitions.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisites

Before taking this module you must pass AH1901 and pass AH2901

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA

Coursework = 100%

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have compiled/developed an indicative list of learning and teaching methods:
  • Written: Is included in this category any assessment done under exam conditions (exams during diets, class tests) that do not involve the use of practical skills.
  • Practical: Are included in this category oral assessment and presentation as well as practical skills assessed in situ (in a classroom or laboratory for instance). Performances in the performing arts context are also classed as practical assessment.
Further details can be found on the QAA website.

Re-assessment

Coursework = 100%

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

1 x 1-hour Lecture (x 12 weeks); 1 x 1.5-hour seminar (x 12 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours

30

The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours

280

The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.

Intended learning outcomes

  • By the end of the module students will be able to discuss the development of the Etching Revival in British Art c.1830 - c.1930.
  • By the end of the module students will be able to utilise a repertoire of images which serve as a vocabulary for the understanding and discussion of this period in the history of European art
  • By the end of the module students will be able to identify principal works of art from this period
  • By the end of the module students will be able to identify critical, theoretical and historical issues relating to the development of etching c. 1830 - c. 1930.
  • By the end of the module students will be able to speak and write clearly about these concepts and issues.