AD4202: Journeys of the Imagination: Experience, Memory, Time

AD4202: Journeys of the Imagination: Experience, Memory, Time

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Journeys of the Imagination: Experience, Memory, Time
Module Code AD4202
Module Tutor James Fisher
School School of Arts
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

Through a sequence of thematically arranged projects, students are invited to initiate and develop a fine art studio practice by undertaking substantial practice-based enquiry. The approach and content of their work will be fostered by considering the materiality of their practice in relation to subject matter.

Students will also be introduced to the nature of risk in practice-based enquiry and invited to adapt from ‘failure’. Speculation is encouraged by responding to research questions in relation to the thematic projects. Through group work, students are given the means by which to explore a wide range of relevant issues raised by the nature of each new investigation.

Indicative Syllabus

The module will enable students to develop a fine art studio practice through a sequence of negotiated projects.

Group exercises, tutorials and thematically organized critiques, will develop students’ ability to construct appropriate modes of enquiry for their practice and initiate a personal approach to making artwork.

A portfolio of writing tasks exploring content in relation to objecthood will equip students for reflecting on their fine art practice and provide them with new strategies for thinking and learning through fine art practice. The projects will contextualize practice by thinking about materiality in relation to thematic content:

Time: (e.g. road movies, machines, durational performance, computer games)

Construction: (e.g. facsimile, architectural propositions, film sets, magic tricks)

Image: (e.g. photo essays, editioning and multiples, abstraction, advertising)

Site: (e.g. installation; land art; museums and archives; public intervention)

The module is divided according to these thematic aspects, with an interim assessed presentation of documented studio practice; leading to an assessment exhibition of studio practice, developed in response to interconnected projects: e.g. texts, prints, paintings films, objects, installations, sound works photographic documentation.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Identify independent lines of enquiry toward developing a inquisitive visual practice.

2. Understand relationship between materiality and content in an emergent studio practice. Understand the methods, approaches and key theoretical perspectives used in practice-based enquiry.

3. Appropriately engage in collaborative and independent studio practices and develop an awareness of their contemporary contexts.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 25% Presentation: Individual: 15 minute presentation
002: 75% Portfolio: 2000 words or 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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