FIN4014 : Studio Practice IV
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Nick Fox
- Demonstrator: Professor Louise Wilson, Professor Jane Wilson
- Lecturer: Mr Alan Turnbull, Mr Giles Bailey, Mr Henry Coombes, Professor Andrew Burton, Mr Paul Becker
- Other Staff: Miss Olivia Turner, Mr Neil Bromwich, Ms Catherine Bertola, Ms Jane Millican, Ms Jo Coupe, Professor Christopher Jones
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||50|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||50|
The module aims:
- To consolidate the skills, knowledge and understanding students have acquired in Stages 1-3 and to support further development and application in bringing a body of studio work towards resolution
- To further develop students' ability to be rigorous in critical assessment of studio work
- To further develop students' knowledge and understanding of professional practice
- To progressively enhance students' capacity to work independently
- To enhance students' skills in presentation, planning and organisation
Students develop further the skills and understanding established in Stages 1-3 and apply them to develop, sustain and resolve a body of studio work for presentation in June in the Degree Show exhibition. They do this within a framework of tutorial support, visiting speaker lectures, a varied programme of group discussions and access to specialist technical support.
This is complemented by Life Work Art workshops and a one-day conference which increase students' awareness of the professional context of their practice and prepare them for opportunities in the cultural sector.
Outline Of Syllabus
Student-led studio practice and its development and contextualisation is supported by a varied programme of teaching and learning built around the following key components:
1. Tutorials with a designated Final Year supervisor (3 per semester)
2. Access to additional tutorial support from the range of Fine Art staff and artists from the Visiting Speaker's Programme.
3. Weekly lectures by visiting artists, writers, critics and curators.
4. Regular peer group presentations and discussions in the Final Year Forum which is held each week until Easter.
5. Group studio discussions (crits), including cross-year debate, of work in progress (2 per semester).
6. Opportunities for exhibition practice in a peer-organised Interim Project including group discussion and review of work in progress taking place in Semester 1.
7. Life Work Art workshops (5 per year) and one-day conference at which artists, arts administrators and others from the cultural sector present a varied programme of professional development workshops.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:24||14:00||Briefings|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||Visiting speaker programme|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||0:30||3:00||Surgery tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||2:00||6:00||Studio crits / cross year crits|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Individual Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Mid year Review Tutorial|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||2:00||4:00||Visiting Lecture Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||2:00||6:00||Group Tutorials / crits with supervisor/Interim project group crit|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||4||7:00||28:00||Exhibition skills - hanging week & interim project|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||15||2:00||30:00||Final year forum|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||7||1:00||7:00||Teaching fellows/life class/professional practice opps.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||7:00||14:00||Optional specialist workshop|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||10||2:15||22:30||Life Work Art workshop & conference|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||836:30||836:30||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|FIN4012||Studio Practice II|
|FIN4013||Studio Practice III|
|FIN4015||Studio Practice V|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Supervisor, visiting artist and 'surgery' tutorials provide the framework for discussion and advice relating to all principal learning outcomes. It supports the student in developing their working methods, critical judgement and skills in managing a project of studio work from start to finish. Tutorial discussion fosters awareness of the professional, historical and contemporary context in which the student is working. It facilitates thorough consideration of the relationship between intention, form and technical realisation. A strategic mid-year tutorial review with three members of staff identifies and offers feedback on principal strengths and weaknesses.
Studio crits help the students to articulate their ideas and plans and to form critical judgement of their own work and that of their peers. These skills are further developed through participation in the weekly Final Year Forum in which students gain experience of visual presentations in a lecture theatre setting and receive feedback from staff. Final Year Forum also prompts students to reflect more broadly on the development of their practice. The seminars attached to the Visiting Speaker’s programme provide a further opportunity for group debate around contextual themes pertinent to students own practice. The Interim Project, a strategic peer-organized exhibition in semester 1, helps the student to explore issues related to the organisation and presentation of work for exhibition, to review work in progress and to critically articulate opportunities for their development. The Life Work Art programme (workshops and one-day conference) develops the student's awareness of opportunities in the cultural sector and equips them to prepare for, and respond to them.
The weekly Visiting Speaker's Programme exposes students to a range of contemporary Fine Art practice increasing their knowledge and awareness of the context in which they are working.
Daily independent studio study forms the basis for all tutorial and group studio discussion and sees the development and application of all associated skills, knowledge and understanding.
The staging of the Degree Show exhibition provides experience of professional presentation, planning and organisation. Practical work in the studio is complemented by further private study and exhibition visits which enhance the student's knowledge of contemporary practice, their awareness of the context in which they are working and issues of professional practice and presentation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Design/Creative proj||2||A||100||Presentation of a body of studio work in a Degree Show exhibition and portfolio of supporting material|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The presentation of completed studio work for exhibition in the Degree Show and a portfolio of supporting material allows the students to provide evidence of:
1. The application of rigorous, inventive and appropriate methods and strategies for the development, critical evaluation and resolution of studio work.
2. An understanding of the relationship between intention and technical realisation.
3. An understanding of the formal elements of visual art means.
4. Effective management of a project of studio work from initiation through to presentation.
5. An understanding and awareness of contemporary Fine Art Practice.