30 credits at level HE7
Understanding the nature and function of Public Art.
Consideration of different concepts of public art.
New technologies and its effects upon public art.
Functionality and aesthetics.
Collaboration, politics, and the social impact of public art.
Sited and site specific, and what is community arts? The spatial consideration of a site,
its environment, and its effects upon an art work or project. New technology, sound,
projection, video, interactivity, and other recent advances. Public art and urban design.
Functionalism is it possible to use art work to improve visual stimuli of an area? The
micro-politics of committee decision making, and its effects upon commissioning. The
syllabus will encourage the student to focus upon specific areas of Public Art related or
developed from a particular area of interest. New technology and interactive art will be
examined. The visiting speaker programme will further enhance the lecture programme,
where specialists will be invited to give lectures on their professional experience.
There will be 14 three hour sessions involving lectures, field trips, seminar discussion,
presentations, group work, visits from outside agencies, and individual tutorials (42
hours). Independent Study time will be equivalent to 158 hours. You will submit an essay
of 3000 words to be marked towards the end of the semester. You must also present
one seminar during the course of the semester which will be marked by the module tutor,
and the seminar notes will be used for assessment purposes. A research journal that
includes details and results of a survey will form the final component for assessment,
and will be marked at the end of the semester. The journal and survey will be given
separate marks as specified in section 10.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to systematically understand and show knowledge and a critical awareness of the nature and function of Public Art.||Present research that identifies and critically reflects upon the potential of Public Art, as both functional and aesthetic enhancement for a public space.|
|2.||A comprehensive understanding of the various concepts of Public Art, and an awareness of contemporary issues in this filed.||Show evidence via advanced skills in conducted research that evaluates and identifies a range of concepts of Public Art, and which shows a critical awareness of contemporary practice in this field.|
|3.||Understand how developments in new technologies can be used creatively and effectively.||Demonstrate a thorough examination of new developments in Public Art through a critical analysis of the impact of new technologies on public art.|
|4.||Be able to understand how visual and aesthetic awareness can be applied to functional problems.||Show expertise in the critical reasoning and systematic understanding of functionalism, design, and visual aesthetics through conducted research and advanced critical reflection.|
|5.||Be able to negotiate with different groups and individuals and identify the underlying politics of group decision making.||Present examples of different groups and their interests involved in a public art commission process, identifying the needs that could affect decision making, with a critical appraisal of your findings.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Seminar Presentation||Essay (3000 words)|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Public Art London Academy Editions 1996
Barrie, Brook Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Gloucester, Mass. Rockport Publishers 1999
Blazwick, Iwona Century City Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis London Tate Trustees 2001
Cavanagh, Terry Public Sculpture of Leicestershire and Rutland Liverpool University Press 2000
Crafts Council The Furnished Landscape : Applied Art in Public Places London Bellew 1992
Finkelpearl, Tom Dialogues in Public Art London MIT Press 2000
Gooding, Mel Public - Art Space: A Decade of Public Art Commissions Agency 1987-1997 London Merrell Holberton 1998
Jones, Susan Art in Public: What, Why and How Sunderland AN Publications 1992
Lacy, Susanne Mapping the Terrain : New Genre Public Art Seattle Bay Press 1995
Miles, Malcolm Art, Space and the City : Public Art and Urban Futures London Routledge 1997
Open University, Modern Art : Practices and Debates, A316. Programme 18 : Public Murals in New York London BBC 2000 (Video cassette 25 mins)
Renton, Timothy Percent for Art: A Review London Arts Council 1991
Selwood, Sara The Benefits of Public Art and The Polemics of Permanent Art in Public Places London Policy Studies Institute 1995
Toby, Michael Colour in Space Patrick Heron : Public Projects St. Ives Tate Gallery 1999
Usherwood, Paul Public Sculpture of North-East England Liverpool University Press 2000
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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