Postgraduate

MCH8551 : Working on an Art Museum and Gallery Project

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of the module is to provide students with opportunities to put into practice the theory and skills they are developing within the programme by creating a project with particular reference to their core specialism – art museum and gallery studies.

Outline Of Syllabus

This practice-based module allows students 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, either in a physical or online environment, designing and producing education/learning events and/or materials, developing an exhibition brief and aims, and opportunities to develop personal projects.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00Mix of lecture materials & online resources. Delivered non-synchronously online
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical16:006:00Delivered present-in-person (can be delivered online)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Delivered present-in-person (can be delivered online)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching13:003:00Site visit to venue delivered present-in-person (can be delivered online)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00Delivered present-in-person (can be delivered online)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Delivered synchronously online
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion81:008:00Non-synchronous online assessment Q&A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00Delivered present-in-person (can be delivered online)
Guided Independent StudyProject work146:0046:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study175:0075:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Present-in-person module introduction and assessment briefing (can be delivered online)
Total200:00
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 online lecture materials, online small-group teaching, 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 following section details the different types of teaching methods and their relationship to the module’s learning outcomes:

Module talk: This teaching method will be used to introduce the module and brief students about assessment.

Drop-in/surgery: This teaching method will be used to support students in working towards the assignment.

Lecture materials: This teaching method will be used to achieve all of the knowledge learning outcomes.

Small-group teaching: This teaching method is intended to allow students to consolidate knowledge learning outcomes and to meet the skills outcomes through critically applying their new knowledge. It also allows students to practice all of the skillsets within the Graduate Skills Framework.

Practical: This is used to support knowledge and skills outcomes associated with creating a public exhibition.

Project work: This is used to support the development and completion of their project assignment and will involve individual and group-based independent study.

Structured research and reading activities: This teaching method enables students to independently deepen knowledge outcomes and to practise all skills outcomes, as well as applying cognitive/intellectual, self-management and interaction skills in particular.

Workshop: This teaching method allows the students to put into practice the theories and knowledge they are developing in the module.

Independent study: This teaching method enables students to independently deepen knowledge outcomes and to practise all skills outcomes, as well as applying cognitive/intellectual, self-management skills in particular.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2A30The public art exhibition and any related materials and/or events, as designed and installed by the students. Group mark.
Report2A70Self-reflective individual report on the project process and exhibition outcome. (2500 words)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Report2AN/A
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 (physical or online) is designed and installed by the students (where applicable), working collaboratively, in response to 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.

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