FIN1012 : Studio Practice II
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Henry Coombes
- Lecturer: Mr Giles Bailey, Mr Alan Turnbull
- Other Staff: Ms Jo Coupe, Ms Tracey Tofield, Mr David Butler, Mr Paul Merrick, Ms Jane Millican
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||40|
1. This module is comprised of a cross-disciplinary studio project and an extended self-initiated studio work carried out in the media of the student's choice.
2. This course is designed to further develop the understanding and skills acquired in semester 1.
3. The second semester moves beyond the disinterested investigations of semester 1 to focus fully on students self-directed learning to prepare students for the self-directed learning of Stage 2.
4. The Life Work Art programme also aims to further develop students' knowledge and understanding of professional practice and visual arts activities in the region.
This module offers a studio-based course which develops students' skills in, and understanding of, fine art practice. Work may by made in a range of media and the emphasis is on students identifying and developing their own particular interests. A 4 week project introducing aspects of cross-disciplinary practice is followed by studio work carried out in media of the student's choice. The Life Work Art programme continues to encourage student's engagement with cultural events and opportunities in the region.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module offers a studio-based course which develops students' skills and understandings of contemporary fine art practice. The semester will entail students working in their studios to develop their own set of working criteria, media and subject. Students will also run and organise their own regular group critiques.
For their LifeWorkArt programme students organise a joint exhibition to coincide with The Late Shows in May. This is a city wide weekend of exhibitions and events that attracts a large and varied audience, Students curate, install, market, document and fundraise for the exhibition usually working in collaboration with external partners. This is supported by workshops throughout the semester. They acquire skills and expertise in a broad range of aspects setting up and developing an external project which they will apply to individual projects in future years.
Students also attend weekly lectures in the Visiting Speakers Programme and participate in a programme of Life Work Art fieldtrips. The First Year Exhibition occurs in May.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||Visiting lecture programme|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||2:00||2:00||LWA Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||0:30||2:00||Tutorials, individual|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Introduction to module|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||3:00||6:00||Group Crits|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||2:00||20:00||Guided studio supervision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:30||3:00||Small group tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||0:20||1:40||LWA Presentations|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||0:30||1:00||LWA Tutorial|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||10||1:00||10:00||Skills Workshops|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||4:00||8:00||Presentation exhibition|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||331:20||331:20||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
In semester 2 the student determines the nature of their projects. This applies particularly to the 2 month long extended personal project which is self directed through negotiation with staff. Both projects of semester 2 are concerned with thematic development, students are encouraged to develop their ability to work independently and support the development of their ideas through research, increased technical skills and studio based practice.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Portfolio||2||A||100||Students present a folio of work on the 2 major projects of the semester. They are not present during assessment.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
In group tutorials and studio crits, students articulate the ideas behind their work in progress and the work of their peers. Submission of studio work provides evidence of coherent working methods and the ability to apply effective strategies to the investigation and development of their visual ideas.
The Life Work Art assignment allows students to evidence and reflect on their engagement with the issues of professional practice. Together these methods of assessment also allow students to provide evidence of planning, project management, problem solving and presentation skills.
Each project must be of a passable standard in order to pass the module.