AD6200: Dissertation: Fine Art Major Research Project

AD6200: Dissertation: Fine Art Major Research Project

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

Module Title Dissertation: Fine Art Major Research Project
Module Code AD6200
Module Tutor Richard Salkeld
School School of Arts
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

Students will progress their Dissertation proposals to undertake research into, and cultural analysis of, an art and design related topic, producing either:

  1. A formal written Dissertation of 8,000 words.
    or

2. A combined practice and theory research project of 4,000 words together with practical outcome.

Indicative Syllabus

Either 1 or 2:

  1. A formal written Dissertation of 8,000 words.
    Students will engage with a range of visual, cultural and/or media theory to develop an 8,000 word dissertation related to the production, consumption and/or representation of visual, textual and/or aural material relevant to their chosen discipline.
    Students will be expected to demonstrate evidence of appropriate research and understanding, the ability to apply appropriate critical analysis to selected examples. Students will also be expected to organise their material into a coherent argument that addresses specific questions or concerns, or tests a proposition.

2. Major Research Project.
Students will integrate theoretical research with practical experiment/research to produce an outcome which combines a text of 4,000 words with the production of visual material which together address specific research objectives.
Students will be expected to demonstrate appropriate making/design skills, evidence of research and understanding, the ability to apply appropriate critical analysis, and to organise the written component into a coherent outcome.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to research and synthesise information and concepts that underpin the articulation of a coherent argument/analysis addressed to a specific objective.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to critically review, consolidate and extend a systematic body of knowledge, utilising specialised skills and knowledge.
  3. Show evidence that he/she is able to critically evaluate concepts and evidence from a range of sources.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to apply visual theory and analysis in a range of cultural contexts.
  5. Display an ability to transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills and exercise significant judgement in a range of situations.

6. Demonstrate autonomy through the ability to work independently and take responsibility for accessing resources and accountability for determining outcomes.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 7.5
Independent Learning Hours: 292.5
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Dissertation / Major Project: 8000 words or 4000 words plus body of visual work
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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