AD7202: Studio Development and Research into Contemporary Practice


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AD7202: Studio Development and Research into Contemporary Practice

Module Title Studio Development and Research into Contemporary Practice
Module Code AD7202
Module Tutor Jack Southern
School School of Art and Design
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module extends students’ practice as a self-directed body of post-graduate research, and expands the frame of reference for its contextualisation through critical examination of the work of others, consolidating students’ awareness of the intertwined relationship of practice and theory.

Indicative Syllabus

The module begins with discussion of students’ negotiated study agreements. The study agreement will establish a general direction for the student’s individual programme of studio research, identifying any specific needs, with seminars and regular 1:1 tutorials maintaining critical oversight. Workshops will be organised on a responsive basis addressing the development of specific processes and skills. Students are required to collectively organise and present an exhibition of work for assessment, and contribute to a critique of individual work and of the exhibition as a joint outcome. Alongside this programme of practical research, students are required to research and present a written paper in which the contextualisation of their evolving personal practice is examined from the perspective of related contemporary practices.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an ability to extend an area of personal practice-led enquiry into an identified set of ideas, processes and/or techniques..
  2. embed the disciplines of professional self-management and constructive self-criticism in their personal practice.
  3. produce and present an extended body of practical work in which the application and understanding of research principles is manifested.
  4. engage critically with approaches taken by artists to shared contexts and concerns.
  5. demonstrate the ability to discuss ideas and abstract thoughts in spoken and written form, identifying and deploying evidence in an informed way.
  6. demonstrate a professional attitude in the presentation of work in an exhibition context, collaborating proactively with peers and deploying objective critical, practical skills, adaptability and project management.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 20% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 words
002: 80% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: .
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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