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Modules

FIN1012 : Studio Practice II

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

1. This module is comprised of a cross-disciplinary studio project and an extended self-initiated studio work carried out in the media of the student's choice.
2. This course is designed to further develop the understanding and skills acquired in semester 1.
3. The second semester moves beyond the disinterested investigations of semester 1 to focus fully on students self-directed learning to prepare students for the self-directed learning of Stage 2.
4. The Life Work Art programme also aims to further develop students' knowledge and understanding of professional practice and visual arts activities in the region.

This module offers a studio-based course which develops students' skills in, and understanding of, fine art practice. Work may by made in a range of media and the emphasis is on students identifying and developing their own particular interests. A 4 week project introducing aspects of cross-disciplinary practice is followed by studio work carried out in media of the student's choice. The Life Work Art programme continues to encourage student's engagement with cultural events and opportunities in the region.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module offers a studio-based course which develops students' skills and understandings of contemporary fine art practice. In semester 2 a 4 week Narrative Project introduces aspects of cross-disciplinary practice and time-based media. The rest of the semester will entail students working in their studios to develop their own set of working criteria, media and subject. Students will also run and organise their own regular group critiques.

The Life Work Art programme continues to encourage student's engagement with cultural events and opportunities in the region.

Students also attend weekly lectures in the Visiting Speakers Programme and participate in a programme of Life Work Art fieldtrips. The First Year Exhibition occurs in February.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00Visiting lecture programme
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:004:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching20:301:00LWA Tutorial
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00LWA Seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching40:302:00Tutorials, individual
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00Introduction to module
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching23:006:00Group Crits
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching102:0020:00Guided studio supervision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:303:00Small group tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching50:201:40LWA Presentations
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops101:0010:00Skills Workshops
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops24:008:00Presentation exhibition
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1331:20331:20N/A
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

In semester 2 the student determines the nature of their projects. This applies particularly to the 2 month long extended personal project which is self directed through negotiation with staff. Both projects of semester 2 are concerned with thematic development, students are encouraged to develop their ability to work independently and support the development of their ideas through research, increased technical skills and studio based practice.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2A100Students present a folio of work on the 2 major projects of the semester. They are not present during assessment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

In group tutorials and studio crits, students articulate the ideas behind their work in progress and the work of their peers. Submission of studio work provides evidence of coherent working methods and the ability to apply effective strategies to the investigation and development of their visual ideas.
The Life Work Art assignment allows students to evidence and reflect on their engagement with the issues of professional practice. Together these methods of assessment also allow students to provide evidence of planning, project management, problem solving and presentation skills.

Each project must be of a passable standard in order to pass the module.

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