20 credits at level HE6
• Enhance and sustain the various strands of intellectual and practical achievement of
individual students from Fine Arts Core 1.
• Continue to provide a sustained period of practical and theoretical study located in the
studios or approved external locations.
• Develop a heightened sense of presentation and a high standard of finish in the work
• Prepare students for entry onto the Personal Project module in semester two, or to
achieve alternative qualifications through combinations with further modules.
Students will re-define their agreed study fields and objectives as a continuation and a
development from Fine Arts Core 2 (Level 2). Topics may be presented in any agreed
expressive medium subject to tutorial negotiation, and after agreement through a
‘Statement of Intent’ and students will outline their Personal Development Plan in a separate PDP statement.
Students will be required to establish a defined ‘research base’ that will underpin and
motivate their practical work. This will also form the basis for preparation of the student
to the more advanced research requirements of the Personal Project module in
semester two.. Students will be required to implement a programme of Self-Directed
Study time via a negotiated timetable for this important Core module. The ability to
effectively time-manage a project and to demonstrate an independence and personal
responsibility for the work produced is an inherent component of this module.
There will be 13 five hour sessions involving lectures, group discussion, studio work and
individual tutorials (65 hours). Independant Study Time (135 hours). The module is studio-based, unless negotiated otherwise via the Statement of Intent. Peer appraisals will take place at appropriate points during the module. Gallery and field trips will be organised as appropriate.
A seminar programme will be offered throughout the semester. Each student will have
the opportunity to present an outline of research, on a topic of personal interest that
forms the basis of their study. A number of visiting practising artists and/or curators will
be invited in to enhance and encourage a broader understanding of professional visual
arts practice. All work for the module will be assessed via a presentation at the end of
the semester. The presentation should include a research journal outlining the theoretical
and critical background to the practical work, as well as any accompanying sketch-
books and preparatory work to the presentation.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Develop and progress an individual project of personal interests and concerns, and presented to a high standard.||Show a logical and coherent development from the negotiated ‘Statement of Intent’ to the final presentation, and employing primary source material in the development of their personal interests and concerns.|
|2.||Establish, via a compiled journal and seminar reports, an enhanced critical awareness, both of their own work and that of their peer group, and to locate that within a social and historical context.||Demonstrate a critical reasoning and analysis developed from an engagement with visual arts concerns within a contemporary context, and place their own achievements within a contemporary context.|
|3.||Utilise an independence and personal autonomy in the development of a personal body of work and successfully time-manage a project over the semester.||Work independently and show self-motivation, organise and collect the materials and information necessary, and plan the development of a project from initiation to conclusion using sound time-management techniques.|
|4.||Present a portfolio or collection of work which demonstrates professional levels of achievement, a consistency of application,
and a technical proficiency in the use of media appropriate for the final presented works.
|Present a coherent body of work that relates fully, or improves upon, the objectives in the statement of intent, and which demonstrates a high standard of visual understanding through the advanced utilisation of a chosen method of work.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Presentation of a body of practical work||A research journal outlining primary sources, and origins of current practice, and sketchbook journal related to the practical work.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Lechte John, ‘50 Key contemporary Thinkers from Structuralism to Postmodernity’ London Routledge 1994
Cream 3 100 Artists, 10 Curators, 10 Source Artists, Phaidon 2003
Kivland Sharon, Sanderson Lesley 'Transmission :Speaking & Listening Volume 2.' Sheffield Hallam University / Site Gallery 2003
Critical Perspectives in Contemporary Painting. Hybridity, Hegemony, Historicism. Liverpool University Press & Tate Liverpool 2003
Stephen Foster / Nicholas de Ville ‘Space Invaders –issues of presentation, context and meaning in contemporary art ‘Southampton John Hansard gallery 1993
Also, students will be expected to reference current catalogues, periodicals, journals, and published papers both within the Institute library, and from external sources (galleries, libraries etc.,).
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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