FIN4016 : LifeWorkArt External Project

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


• To foster the development of professional and transferable skills and provide a strong basis for developing a variety of careers in Fine Art and related fields.
•       To gain an understanding and practical experience of organising a live project either individually or as part of a group (e.g. an exhibition, public art project, live event, book, website).
•       To gain an understanding and practical experience of different modes of developing concepts and presenting work in appropriate settings, taking account of: audience, collaborative partners, marketing, artist’s statement/catalogue, installation, budgeting, negotiating space, project management, working to deadlines etc.
•       To enhance confidence, intellectual enquiry, creativity and independence of thought.

The module will build on the learning students have developed through the LifeWorkArt programme and previous group projects (eg Stage 2 Strands) during the first three years of their degree. Students will make a proposal that outlines their project and shows how it further develops the thinking, knowledge and skills they have acquired and identified in reflective reports on previous projects. The project will involve some form of public interaction – e.g. with audience, external partners, students from other subject areas. Students will define the nature of that interaction – e.g. live art event, exhibition, website, public art project, socially engaged project. Projects can be individual or group, but assessment will be done individually.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Students will be introduced to the module through an ideas forum discussing the nature of potential projects through actual examples and specific project ideas presented by students.
•       Students will submit a project proposal outlining: project aims, methodology, budget, schedule, resourcing. This will be developed through tutorials and workshops with fine art staff to develop a working proposal.
•       Students will undertake their project supported by tutorials and advice/support from fine art staff and outside individuals and agencies (eg Matthew Lennon city public art officer).
•       Projects can be individual or group projects

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture52:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:3010:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork42:3010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1165:00165:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures: To introduce and develop key theories and methodologies
Seminars: To encourage interaction and the development of cognitive, key and professional skills
Private study: To further facilitate specific intended knowledge outcomes, and to develop both cognitive and practical key skills
Fieldwork study visits: To encourage students to relate theoretical knowledge to specific examples thereby developing professional and cognitive skills as well as expanding their knowledge base

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation152A25N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M75Individual Reflective Report
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Projects will be assessed (including group projects) through an individual project portfolio containing: initial project proposal, project documentation and reflective report. This enables a project to be assessed in terms of its development starting with the student (or group of students) clearly articulating the aims and structure of their project. The nature of these projects means they can change over the course of development and the project documentation and reflective report will address this.

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