Postgraduate

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Modules

FIN8010 : Artwork and Audience

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module is concerned with the development of knowledge, understanding and experience of professional arts practice. It provides a grounding in the professional skills necessary for exhibition, management and design. It encourages critical considerations of cultural conventions in the staging of exhibitions and introduces a variety of intellectual and practical approaches to issues of curatorship.

The module is delivered through a programme of lectures, seminars and workshops provided by artists, writers, and curators relating to professional practice and exhibiting. Topics covered include the history of exhibitions, practical planning, funding and curating, proposal writing, and case studies of contemporary exhibitions, publications and interpretive material. It also provides the opportunity for practical experience and to further explore the roles of exhibiting artist, curator and fundraiser as well as technical expertise in relation to exhibiting.

Outline Of Syllabus

History of exhibitions and exhibiting. Planning, funding and curating, and the roles of visual arts agencies and other arts bodies. Practical experience of designing and hanging exhibitions and proposal writing. Case studies of contemporary exhibitions, publications and interpretive material.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical1166:00166:00Exhibition
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00Seminar/Crits
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching72:0014:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork22:004:00Field Trips
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity42:008:00Student led Seminars
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
FIN8000Professional Arts Practice
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

A programme of lectures, seminars and workshops extends over Semester 1. These cover subjects such as history of exhibitions, case studies of contemporary exhibitions together with publications and interpretive material, funding, curating and practical planning. The exhibition proposal develops skills necessary for negotiating with galleries, curators and funding bodies in the development of exhibition projects. Students are encouraged to explore issues around exhibiting and siting their work through showing in the studios/bookable spaces and/or alternative spaces. This leads in Semester 2 to the development, preparation and realisation of a public event in an agreed venue. This public event provides the opportunity to further explore the roles of exhibiting artist, curator and fundraiser as well as technical expertise in relation to exhibiting

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M100Portfolio will reflect the materials developed during the module. See assessment rationale for detail.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Following a series of lectures, seminars and workshops in semester 1, students will develop a portfolio containing all research materials, including a journal documenting the development and the processes involved in the public event project. This will include an exhibition proposal, information pertaining to the negotiation of a site, possible funding applications, promotional material, press release and/or artist’s statement, documentation of the public event and a final critical evaluation statement.

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