FIN8005 : Beyond Discipline


Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module will require the student to reflect upon the methods, whether physical or conceptual, by which they usually explore and express their ideas. Students will investigate and engage with alternative approaches to their habitual methods and strategies in the production of new work. They will critically examine the concept of working within a ‘discipline’ and the possibilities presented by interdisciplinary practice/research, encouraging the development of a more objective and informed view of their practice creating new opportunities for innovation.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction via a group seminar – discussion and examination of the relationship of discipline to individual practice. Exploring notions of skill, craft, content, meaning, process, material and presentation. Individual tutorials with appropriate academic and technical staff throughout the semester and a final individual presentation and group discussion to exchange experiences and reflect on outcomes.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Completion of work and preparation of powerpoint presentation.
Guided Independent StudySkills practice85:0040:00Skills practice.
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities32:006:00Research in relation to discipline.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Group tutorial. PIP/SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops36:0018:00Elective Workshops in relation to selected discipline. PIP/SYNC/NON-SYNC
Guided Independent StudyProject work199:0099:00Practice based.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision21:002:00Individual tutorials. PIP/SYNC
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion21:002:00Forum attendance. SYNC
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Introduction to module. PIP/SYNC
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
FIN8011Interrogating your discipline
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The introductory seminar establishes the question(s) to be examined throughout the module and introduces each students established area of practice creating a forum for debate. It also allows for the identification of appropriate academic and technical support. Tutorials with specialist staff throughout the module will direct and inform the student’s individual research and practice. The final assessment seminar will be an opportunity for students to present the outcomes of the module and evaluate the outcomes of the project.

Scheduled leaching and learning activities such as workshops, demonstrations, individual tutorials and small group teaching will be conducted present in person in the Fine Art studios and workshops (or synchronous online if made necessary by Covid-19 restrictions). Where scheduled leaching and learning activities are delivered via non-synchronous online sessions they will be followed by a synchronous on-line drop-in Q&A session.

Teaching methods may be liable to adjustment in response to changes to Government and University advice in relation to Covid-19 restrictions.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation152A100Oral Presentation 15minutes. Completed online if required. Assessment is on a pass/fail basis
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment is via a presentation to staff and peers, in which the student is required to present the outcomes and an evaluation of their own engagement with module aims.

Reading Lists