AD7203: Consolidation: Visual Enquiry


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AD7203: Consolidation: Visual Enquiry

Module Title Consolidation: Visual Enquiry
Module Code AD7203
Module Tutor Jack Southern
School School of Art and Design
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

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.

Indicative Syllabus

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).

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Manage the development of your artwork, evaluating shifts in your ideas and editing your research sources and production adaptively.
  2. Identify and monitor structural consistencies in your ideas and correlate these to external influences.
  3. Identify the contribution your artwork makes to visual language and social or contextual understanding.
  4. Advance your knowledge and understanding through studio activity and share discovery with peers: engaging with the wider community through a variety of broadcast and publication media.
  5. Critically reflect on the potential for the arts to improve future prospects for society, culture and environment, and how your own practice participates.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 8000 word equivalent
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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