Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module supports extended research in the
form of an increasingly autonomous personal studio practice, in which concepts
and methodologies emerging from earlier research can be critically evaluated.
The module provides freedom to explore new territories of interest, as well as
to converge on specific focuses of attention. During the module, students will be required
to undertake a negotiated period of experimental practice in an off-campus
location, as a specific component in their professional development portfolio,
and as a stimulus to fresh thought, for example about modes of operation,
approaches to content, or arenas of presentation and engagement.
The module will begin with tutorial review of
the progress of personal research to date, identifying its relative strengths
but also any issues that may need addressing. The study agreement will be
renegotiated in light of proposed developments. Students are expected to be
increasingly independent in the management of their studio research, and to be
prepared to intervene in the arrangement and staging of regular 1:1 tutorials.
The role of tutors is as ever to support the student in their work conceptually
and practically, but increasingly also to critically challenge the student in
their thinking; the development in the student of an increasingly confident
self-critical faculty is a priority at this stage.
In tutorials and in weekly or fortnightly
group meetings, tutors continue to advise and encourage individual students in
their targeting of exhibitions to visit and their researching of related
sources of stimulus and knowledge.
Students will be required to join in the
negotiation, management and documentation of a collective off-campus project,
and of a collective end-of-semester exhibition (with attendant group critique).
A student passing this module should be able to:
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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