40 credits at level HE7
This module is designed to bring the programme of study at Masters level to a conclusion. This is an opportunity to develop a large-scale project resulting in an exhibition (online or in a designated space) on a personally researched theme. Students will negotiate a learning agreement/proposal with their supervisor from which the project will be assessed. Students will:
• Apply their understanding of complex issues of the evolving nature of the specialism in a personal project;
• Develop a learning agreement/proposal expanded from previous internal/external bodies of work in cognate subject areas (e.g., the Pg Diploma level) and which includes consideration for ethical and professional issues in their related subject discipline;
• Demonstrate an advanced understanding of issues that face practitioners working in the specialism through the presentation of an extended body of work that reflects the process, understanding, application of new knowledge and evaluation of the project, resulting in the production of a major piece(s) of work to exhibition standard;
• Demonstrate appropriate cognitive and intellectual skills;
• Develop final outcome(s), which demonstrate originality leading to new or innovative practices at the forefront of the student’s specialism.
• Demonstrate professional oral presentation skills.
• Negotiate a final project with a supervisor and/or programme leader;
• Plan a project around personal aims and objectives;
• Explore specific areas of potential activity;
• Share the development of the project with staff and peers; and,
• Interpret practitioner approaches from external speakers.
Teaching and contact time – 45 hours, which will be delivered through a combination of guest lectures, seminars, external visits and presentations with tutorials both face-to-face and on-line. Students will be allocated a supervisor from this stage of the programme and this will normally be a subject specific individual who will support each student to completion of the PG Diploma stage and further MA award stage.
Self-directed study - 355 hours
Total 400 hours notional learning time
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Develop a learning agreement as a basis for development of the MA award stage.||
Stage 1 - assessment as outlined in brief
1.1 Clearly and coherently articulate the rationale for a proposed project on an agreed aspect of the specialism.
1.2 Demonstrate responsibility for planning and management of practice including decision making and mechanisms for reflecting upon and re-assessing the nature of your work.
|2.||Produce a body of exhibition standard work, which demonstrates an understanding of ethical and global issues, professional requirements and the development of new knowledge.||
2.1 Demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of professional knowledge and critical understanding of the chosen discipline by producing a body of work to a professional exhibition/published standard.
2.2 Provide substantial evidence in generating ideas independently, developing new insights/knowledge at the forefront of your discipline.
2.3 Provide substantial evidence of in-depth engagement with creative industry
networks/potential commissioners/ publishers etc.
2.4 Clearly disseminate through presentation, your body of work, which includes critical evaluation and reflection.
2.5 Demonstrate originality/innovation in the application of research to the final outcome(s).
2.6 Provide substantial evidence of an advanced level of application of skills that communicate effectively the intention of the project.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Present a learning agreement that outlines in detail the project to be undertaken, personal responsibilities and outcomes to be completed within the development of the work. Assessed Components: Complete the Learning Agreement pro forma that outlines in detail the project to be undertaken, personal responsibilities and outcomes to be completed within the development of the work including the theoretical underpinning by Week 4 and signed by your tutors. The Learning Agreement is to be up-dated continuously and submitted at the end of the module as timetabled.||Demonstrate through the presentation of an advanced body of work (proposed in the Learning Agreement) that deals with complex issues both systematically and creatively, communicating the conclusions clearly to specialist and/or non-specialist audiences, with supporting media|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Students will of necessity form their own reading lists with reference to their chosen area of practice. The Learning Agreement requires an indicative reading list, which underpins the practice -based project/body of visual/practical work the student will present for assessment. The student is expected to document all research relevant to the practical work and this includes gallery and museum visits, archival research and an awareness of events and issues in contemporary practice.
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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