20 credits at level HE4
The module is designed to:
- introduce the students to a range of themes and issues that
address the function of fine art practice within society
- consider the technology, environment and materials that have shaped the making and understanding of fine art practice.
- extend the students critical vocabulary
- engender an understanding of the importance of the social and material context of the
-enable the students to develop more effective methods of research
-The changing role of the artist in society
-The relationship betwen artist and critic
-The language and labelling of fine arts practice, clarification or mystifiation?
-Art versus craft
-Research methods and how to structure an argument
-Technological revolutions and their effects within the fine arts
-Environmental considerations within visual arts practice land art, earth works and
The module will be delieved through a structured series of lectures seminars, visits and contributions from visiting professionals related to the field of study.
Students will be taught in the lecture theatre, in the gallery space and within the urban
and rural environment.
10 x 3hour lectures
2 study visits x 3 hours
1 visiting speaker x 3 hours
42 hours contact
Students will present 1 written essay of 2500 words in a professional manner, with full referencing.
The Journal will respond each week to the outline of the module and will be compiled of 10 x300-400 word entries.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to demonstrate a broad familiarity with a range of critical perspectives that address the social function of fine arts practice||Present a weekly journal that demonstrates your understanding of the course material|
|2.||Apply appropriate critical concepts and approaches to analyse and decode the art object||Present a researched,critical and organised a written response to the essay question, using appropriate research material|
|3.||Demonstrate the ability to apply technical concepts and vocabulary to explain the material, technology and significance of the art object||Apply subject specialist skills in analysing images and objects and contextualising them using appropriate terminology|
|4.||Demonstrate written communication skills, problem solving, and the ability to work cooperatively with others||Explain ideas and findings in writing. structuring the essay and journal in a professional manner. Your work will demonstrate retrieval of approprite reserach material and its effective use|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Weekly journal||Essay 2500-3000 words|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Barthes R Mythologies London Vintage 1988
Buck L Moving Targets A users guide to British Art Now London Tate Gallery 1997
Crafts Council The Furnished landscape:applied art in public places London 1992
Duncan, C Civilizing Rituals: Inside public art museums London Routledge, 1995
Papanek V The Green Imperative London T&H 1993
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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