60 credits at level HE6
This Module Aims:
• To provide a vehicle through which the student will develop and produce a body of
personally relevant practical work to a high standard of visual presentation.
• To provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate originality of ideas, independence
of study, coherent, appropriate, and innovative use of materials and media,
• To firmly establish the student’s personal approach to, and understanding of,
contemporary Visual Arts practice linked to their own study.
• To develop in the student a sound understanding of good research practice within a
visual arts context.
Students will re-define their agreed study fields and objectives as a continuation and a
development from Advanced Fine Arts Practice Core 3 (Level 3). Topics may be presented
in any agreed expressive medium subject to tutorial negotiation, and set out in a re-
written ‘Statement of Intent’.
Students will be required to build upon the ‘research base’ that has underpinned their
practical work in FIA3000, and also to refine and focus upon a selective and coherent
body of practical work as a development from FIA3000. 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. Students will also have an opportunity to develop
advanced utilisation of specific materials or processes, and an understanding of
professional presentation of visual media.
There will be 13 five hour sessions involving lectures, group discussion, seminars, and
individual tutorials (65 hours). Independant Study Time (535 hours). The module is studio-based, unless negotiated otherwise
via the Statement of Intent. Group critiques 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. Subsequently, one-to-
one tutorials will be concerned with periodic review, guidance, criticism and debate about
the work in progress. The selection and appointment of supervisor(s) and/or tutor(s) will
depend upon the students’ chosen area of specialism, and staff availability. 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 major exhibition, at the
end of the semester, and will usually take the form of a viva voce assessment in front of
the body of work. A research Journal will be submitted at least three weeks before the
assessment, that is properly bound and in three copies, and which will account for 30%
of the final marks. Supporting materials should include sketch-books, preparatory
models and 2D work, and research notes to accompany the exhibited material.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have refined and progressed a selective body of practical work as a development from FIA3000.||Have presented via a professionally presented exhibition, a coherent body of work, that is clearly focussed and selective, based on the developments made in FIA3000.|
|2.||Have completed a refined critical appraisal and analysis of their practical outcomes via a research journal, demonstrating originality and conceptual understanding of the background issues inherent to their work.||Have presented two presentational copies of a personal research journal, which integrates an understanding of contemporary visual arts practice, original research (in the form of first hand source material), and a conceptual understanding of their own practical outcomes.|
|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, and an appreciation of Health and Safety considerations.|
|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 selective and 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 via a major exhibition.||Two copies of a research journal outlining primary sources, and origins of current practice, (4000 words approx), 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:
Essential Reading List:
Previous reading lists will serve as a guide, however, students’ will of necessity form their own reading with reference to their chosen area of research. The tutorial structure will provide the student with guidance & advice in this important area. Further to this, the student is expected to maintain an awareness of events and issues within contemporary practice by making reference to the available press, periodical, magazine and T.V. coverage available.
Personal Project Handbook:
A separate handbook is published by the division of Art & Design to offer guidance in the research, development, and management of Personal Project work in Visual Arts and in Design. This is essential reading for all students undertaking this demanding module.
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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