60 credits at level
• The production of a major piece of public art work, either as a fully completed
proposal, or as a completed art work ready for placement on a specific site.
• A professional engagement with a commissioning agent.
• A completed journal published in three copies that outlines the research,
consultation process, the theories behind the practical work, and the suitability for the
• Engender a heightened awareness of Health and Safety issues in a public space.
• To maintain a personal creativity in the students own work.
• Exercising personal responsibility and initiative.
Completing a submission for a public art project. Working with a commissioning agency/
arts organisation to create or work on a live project. Submitting a proposal to a high
standard using presentational skills, (oral, written, and using modern presentational
techniques). Planning a project, its cost, and ethical, political, and social impact.
Consideration of Health and Safety for each project. Using a personal set of interests
and specialisms to enhance the project. Students will have negotiated a final project with
an external agency, or commissioning body, and will work closely with this client for the
duration of the module. The programme of visiting speakers will help to inform and give
tuition where appropriate, and the visiting professor will also provide subject specialism.
There will be 14 four hour sessions involving lectures, field trips, presentations, group
critiques, visits to outside agencies, and individual tutorials (56 hours). Independent
Study time will be equivalent to 344 hours. Assessment will take the form of a ‘viva-voce’
in front of the final practical presentation. All preliminary work, including maquette’s,
drawings, designs, and planning, will presented alongside the final outcome. A proposal
presentation of the likely outcome can be used where the project is ongoing with the
organisation or agency. A separate detailed research journal will support the
presentation and will be marked separately as outlined in section 10.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||A comprehensive understanding of the commissioning process, and an ability to apply this understanding to a public art project, and advance new ideas to this project.||Prepare a structured research journal that clearly identifies the major aspects of the commissioning process in the project.|
|2.||A comprehensive understanding of the commissioning process, and an ability to apply this understanding to a public art project, and advance new ideas to this project.||Demonstrate originality in advancing new ideas, showing a critical awareness of the process, and an ability to apply this understanding by creating potentially new opportunities for public art projects.|
|3.||Have developed a professional relationship and a systematic understanding of those parties concerned with the project, and be able to empathise with, and demonstrate micro-political skills when working with other involved groups.||Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the needs of diverse community groups through research conducted to support the project, and communicate clearly the findings of this research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.|
|4.||Developed a work or body of work to a high standard of production (either as a completed proposal or finished work) suitable to the specified site and appropriate to the brief.||Present a body of work that displays a mastery of practical and specialist skills, in the production of preliminary art work, development of ideas, and a highly finished final work.|
|5.||Developed a work or body of work to a high standard of production (either as a completed proposal or finished work) suitable to the specified site and appropriate to the brief.||Demonstrate an enhanced ability in the application of new skills, applying originality and critical awareness of current practice in the public art.|
|6.||Employ expertise in Health and Safety strategies pertinent to the proposal and the environment it is to be sited within.||Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Health and Safety issues, clearly indicating how they are being addressed, with an outline of any measures that need to be addressed in a Risk Assessment that accompanies the proposal.|
|7.||Show a comprehensive understanding of team working structures, and take responsibility as part of the team.||Evidence a personal accountability in related decision making, including use of supervision, exercising initiatives in complex and unpredictable contexts.|
|8.||Be able to act autonomously in planning, implementing and analysing work, and take a personal responsibility in managing time effectively to meet the required deadlines.||Have completed the project work within the time specified, to a high professional standard, and accepting accountability for the outcome.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A major presentation of practical work from a selected proposal, supported by sketch books and preliminary art work.||A research journal that supports the practical outcomes.|
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:
Clifford, Sue Places the city and the invisible London Public Art Development Trust 1993
Crafts Council The Furnished Landscape : Applied Art in Public Places London Bellew 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
Jones, Susan Art in Public: What, Why and How Sunderland AN Publications 1992
Renton, Timothy Percent for Art : A Review London Arts Council 1991
Senie, Harriet F. Contemporary Public Sculpture Tradition, Transformation, and Controversy Oxford University Press 1992
Shillam and Smith A Splash of Colour – London Urban Eye 1999
Smith, Deborah To Be Continued Artists’ Interventions into the Public Realm London Batsford 2003
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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