FIN8011 : Interrogating your discipline

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching14:004:00Seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching32:006:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching20:301:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyProject work1189:00189:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
FIN8005Beyond Discipline
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The introductory seminar establishes the question 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 seminar will be an opportunity for students to present the outcomes of the module and evaluate the outcomes of the project.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation452M100N/A
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.

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