FIN2013 : Studio Practice I
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Ms Nadia Hebson
- Lecturer: Professor Louise Wilson, Mr Neil Bromwich, Ms Jo Coupe
- Teaching Assistant: Mr James Quin
- Other Staff: Miss Uta Kogelsberger
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||40|
1. To build upon the foundation of understanding and skills established in Stage 1.
2. To encourage the student to consider the implications of working in particular media and studio specialisms.
3. To enable the student to identify subject matter and and working methods appropriate to individual interests.
4. To introduce students to a range of approaches to Fine Art practice.
5. To develop the students' ability to critically assess and direct studio work.
6. To encourage students to relate their individual practice to wider frameworks of reference.
This is a Fine Art studio-based module designed to provide a framework for the development of a self-directed, informed and well-supported studio practice.
In this module students determine the particular focus of their studio activity within the broad range of Fine Art practice (painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital and time-based media). In addition to their principal area/areas of studio activity students will select a complementary practice strand designed to introduce additional and/or less familiar media and ways of working, for example: collaborative practice, sound art, multiples, and site-specific practice.
Tutorials, crits, peer review, optional workshops, gallery visits and the Visiting Speaker's Programme provide a structure to support the students in developing their individual practice.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students attend a schedule of studio-based tutorials, group crits and peer review.
Students participate in a complementary practice strand.
Students attend weekly lectures in the Visiting Speakers programme.
Students can further support their studio-based learning through optional workshops.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||Visiting speaker programme|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||6||3:20||20:00||Strand|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||7||1:00||7:00||Forums/teaching fellows/life class/professional practice opps.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:30||1:30||Group Tutorial|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||0:30||2:00||Individual Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||8:00||8:00||Strand exhibition and crit|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||0:30||2:00||Briefing|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||2:00||2:00||Visiting L. Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||3:00||3:00||Cross year studio Crits|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||LWA seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||0:30||1:00||Surgery tutorial|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||15:00||15:00||Optional workshop|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||3:00||3:00||Assessment presentation workshop|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||321:30||321:30||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures through the visiting speaker programme provide an introduction to the contemporary art context, professional practice and present a range of practical, conceptual and theoretical approaches to Fine Art practice.
Complementary practice strands provide an introduction to specific media, concepts and methods of working and offer opportunities to work collaboratively.
Tutorials and group crits allow students to discuss their work with a tutor and/or peers and to critically reflect on their work and progress. Tutorials also provide feedback from tutors and peers.
Peer reviews allow students to familiarise themselves with the assessment criteria and to critically reflect on their own work and that of their peers. It provides them with written feedback from their peers.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||A||100||Strand assessment 12.5% and Self Directed studio practice assessment 87.5%|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Presentation of studio and strand work allows students to provide evidence of sound research and development methods; exploration of technical processes and materials; identification of subject matter; formal and conceptual considerations and the capacity to manage and direct their practice with an increasing degree of independence and self-reflection. Within the portfolio, tutorial record forms provide evidence of the student's engagement with teaching and ability to reflect, plan and respond.
In addition peer review of work in progress provides formative assessment and feedback half way through the semester.