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HA3088: FIELDWORK 1 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Throughout the honours programme, you will be encouraged to reflect on your developing skills and knowledge as an art historian.  Through tutor-led and self-directed visits to various locations, the Fieldwork course will foster a wide appreciation of past and current issues in the art world, beyond the classroom.  The course will include not only a study of art and architecture but also a consideration of their context, display, function and interpretation.

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Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mary Pryor

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Art History (HA) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Fieldwork 1 is based on the study of works of art and architecture in situ. Core elements of the course include a residential reading party, tutor-led class visits to Edinburgh and Dundee, and an independent visit to Glasgow. Students are also expected independently to explore art galleries, museums and architecture, and to attend at least one public lecture. Throughout Level 3, they record and reflect on their experiences in their online Flog (Fieldwork Log), comment on their fellow students' Flog entries and reflect on those received from other students and staff. Fieldtrip participation and regular contributions to the Flog determine progression into the Level 4 Fieldwork 2 course.

Associated Costs

School-Subsidised Tutor-Led Fieldwork Visits 

Residential Group Visits

The Burn, Edzell in Week 8 of the 1st session - full board [2 days and 1 night] and return travel cost £50.00 in AY2017-18

Full Day Group Visits
Edinburgh - a Saturday visit at the end of Week 6 of the 2nd session - return coach travel cost £11.00 in AY2017-18

Dundee - a Wednesday visit in Week 11 of the 2nd session - return coach travel cost £14.00 in AY2017-18

Further Information & Notes

This course is compulsory for all Level 3 Single and Joint Honours students in History of Art. This Level 3 course, Fieldwork 1, is an essential precursor to Fieldwork 2, which is compulsory for all Level 4 Single and Joint Honours students in History of Art.

The course is not available as an Enhanced Study option.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Continuous online fieldwork log (Flog)
100% formative

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


There will be regular written feedback provided through the Flog throughout the whole year as well as verbal feedback during the visits.

Course Learning Outcomes


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