MCH8551 : Working on an Art Museum and Gallery Project
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Emma Coffield
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aim of the module is to provide students with opportunities to put into practice the theory and skills they are developing in ‘MCH8502’ by developing projects with particular reference to their core specialism – art museum and gallery studies.
Outline Of Syllabus
This practice-based module allows student to work both in teams and individually on MA programme-specific projects designed through discussions between academic staff and stakeholders in the sector. This may include designing and installing a public exhibition, designing and producing education/learning events and/or materials, developing an exhibition brief and aims, and opportunities to develop personal projects. In this module, the students will build on the knowledge and skills outcomes introduced by ‘MCH8502 – Managing Projects in MCH’
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||6:00||18:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||6||2:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||2:00||2:00||Site Visit|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||69:00||69:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students will experience scheduled learning and teaching activities, however the majority of their learning on this module comes from guided independent study. The schedule time is mixed between one-hour lectures, two hours workshops, and group practicals of varying length – designed to allow students to work together on their project. These latter activities typically allow the students to work in smaller groups. The module leader offers weekly scheduled office hours (drop in) during the semester the module is on offer.
Lecture – A formal taught session delivered to all students on the module which consists largely of the exposition of theory, themes, methodologies, techniques and histories.
Small group teaching – small group sessions based on reading, set challenges relevant to the project and discussion. Students in workshops will often present their work to the wider group.
Fieldwork – Undertaking work outside the university in order to collect data and develop sector relevant skills e.g. site visits.
Guided Independent Study – This broad category refers to independent student activity and covers a range of activities including reading and preparation, self-directed group work (without staff supervision), or where students are required to take on specific pieces of work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Design/Creative proj||2||A||30||The public art exhibition and any related materials and/or events, as designed and installed by the students. Group mark.|
|Report||2||A||70||Self-reflective individual report on the project process. (2500 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Formative assessment - each student is encouraged to keep a journal detailing their contribution to the group project and progress throughout the module. There are also multiple opportunities for the students to give peer feedback during the exhibition process, including a final group critique of the exhibition and any events.
The final module assessment is divided between a group mark for the exhibition (30%) and an individual reflective report (70%). The exhibition is designed and installed by the students, working collaboratively, in a public venue. The exhibition run, in the middle of the module, further allows for students to design and lead related educational events, and to monitor the exhibition in line with sector standards. At the end of the module, the exhibition and any related materials and events will be assessed, and a group mark and feedback will be provided. Each student is also required to submit an individual reflective report, and this too will be assessed and feedback provided.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk