Global Opportunities

FIN3014 : Studio Practice I

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

1. to enable the student to carry out sustained individual inquiry
2. to encourage the student to further develop and apply appropriate strategies for researching and progressing, visual ideas and material
3. to develop the student's understanding of professional practice and capacity to work independently
4. to develop the student's ability to rigorously assess art work and to place it into context
5. to encourage the student's participation in debate around issues pertinent to Fine Art practice
6. to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of professional practice

In this studio-based module students concentrate on developing a rigorous, well-managed, informed and independent creative practice. Students develop a body of work directed by choices of media, discipline and subject/theme. Emphasis is placed both on consolidating knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Stage 2 and on further exploring formal, conceptual and technical aspects of practice.

The module also includes a Life Work Art component in which students propose an external project which would provide first-hand experience of working within a semi-professional and public context.

This module is usually available only to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students studying Fine Art. Incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students primarily studying other disciplines are not able to take this module as an outside subject.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module proceeds by means of a schedule of tutorials with the student's studio tutor, Life Work Art tutorials, group crits, lectures from the Visiting Speakers Programme and a programme of practice-related seminars.

In addition, students may receive tutorials from visiting artists, are encouraged to make use of the surgery tutorial system to request tutorials with specific members of staff, and will carry out and write up a Life Work Art external project.

This module is available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students studying Fine Art. Incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students primarily studying other disciplines are not able to take this module as an outside subject.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Preparation of LWA Reflective Report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion14:454:45Presentation of work and portfolio
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture51:307:30Visiting Speaker Programme: in-person lectures, PIP/SYNC
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials51:307:30Visiting Speaker Programme: online lectures, SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Visiting Speaker Programme: seminar, PIP/SYNC
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading44:0016:00Researching and implementing LWA project
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading105:4557:30In relation to practice
Guided Independent StudySkills practice107:0070:00Skills practice in relation to workshops and demonstrations.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching13:003:00Group Tutorial. PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching10:300:30Tutorial with Module leader. PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching13:003:00Cross year Crits. PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops22:004:00Professional development workshops – Web design, documenting work PIP/SYNC/NON SYNC
Guided Independent StudyProject work1017:00170:00Creative Practice
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops26:0012:00Elective Practical skills workshops/forums PIP/SYNC/NON SYNC
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity103:0030:00Portfolio and Digital Notebook Preparation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:00Surgery Tutorial PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision20:301:00LWA Workshop to introduce project PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision20:301:00LWA Tutorials PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision30:452:15Individual Tutorial. PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk21:002:00Intro to module and Review and feedback briefing. PIP/SYNC
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Tutorials facilitate the development of the student's understanding and skills in all aspects of their practice: organisational, developmental, formal, conceptual, technical, contextual and professional. They also nurture the student's ability to evaluate and reflect, to articulate their ideas and debate issues relevant to their practice.

Group crits foster the student's ability to reflect critically on their own work and that of others and to formulate reasoned responses to the views of others.

The Visiting Speaker's Programme extends the student's awareness of the spectrum of Fine Art practice and the different ways in which theory might relate to and sustain practice. It also provides a wide range of examples of approaches to developing a practice and of presenting and documenting artwork.

Teaching and learning as part of the Life Work Art external project develops the student's understanding of, and skills in, planning, managing, realising and evaluating a project within a public setting and in a professional context.

Nb. Scheduled teaching and learning activities will typically be conducted present in person in the Fine Art studios and workshops. Teaching methods may be liable to adjustment in response to changes to Government and University Covid-19 advice and restrictions. PiP teaching would be substituted by equivalent synchronous and asynchronous online delivery. Where scheduled teaching and learning activities are delivered via non-synchronous online sessions they will be followed by a synchronous on-line drop-in Q&A session.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1A100Portfolio of a body of artwork and related supporting material, and a Life Work Art proposal/report.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Presentation of studio work allows students to provide evidence of consolidation and further development in relation to: sound research and developmental methods; technical processes and materials; identification of subject matter; formal and conceptual considerations; independent management and direction of their practice 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.

The Life Work Art proposal/report allows students to provide evidence of presentational skills, project planning, awareness of professional and public contexts, and critical evaluation.

Reading Lists

Timetable