Modules

Module Overview of (Full Time*) modules starting September 2017

*Part Time Studio Practice modules follow the same pattern and content but run over two semesters. Practice and Exhibition in part rime is split into two modules across two years.

Year 1

40 Credit modules and  one 20 Credit module per semester.
Semester 1

Studio Practice 1
Module Co-ordinator: Dan Shipsides
Credits: 40
Delivery: Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Practice, Critiques, Tutorials

Overview
This module provides a supportive working environment within which you can make the exploration and experimentation necessary to the establishment of a challenging studio practice, which demonstrates clear potential for development.

It will also provide you with a platform for critical engagement with current debates surrounding contemporary fine art practice. The module will enable you to enhance the practical skills and criticality essential to the development and evaluation of your practice.

Art and Theory
Module Co-ordinator: Dr. Suzanna Chan
Credits: 20
Delivery: Screenings, Seminars, Workshops, Peer presentation.

Overview
The relationship between art and thought, art and language, art and interpretation – historical, theoretical and critical – is central to contemporary debates about how and what art means. Recent developments in cultural analysis have acknowledged that art making in itself can be a ‘theoretical practice’ and the artwork a ‘theoretical object’, that is, productive of theory rather than an object to which theory is applied. This module will provide students with a historical and thematic introduction to current issues at the intersection of critical theory and artistic practice in the Visual Arts, in its contemporary settings. It is designed to encourage them to understand and evaluate established and emerging resources of representation across a range of key cultural domains and media, enabling them to develop the level of historical and cultural awareness and critical skills necessary to support their creative engagement and sustained professional practice in an inter/national environment.

 

Semester 2


Studio Practice 2
Module Co-ordinator: Dan Shipsides
Credits: 40
Delivery: Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Practice, Critiques, Tutorials

Overview
This module will provide a supportive working environment, which will allow you to continue to develop and build upon the advances made in Studio Practice 1. It is expected that these advances will be demonstrated through appropriate selection of work for public exhibition. It will facilitate the sustained, practical and intellectual enquiry. It will continue to foster an extended level of critical engagement, examining current debates in contemporary fine art. You will be facilitated in the further development of the critical skills necessary to the evaluation and exhibition of their work.

 

Strategies for Professional Development
Module Co-ordinator: Dan Shipsides
Credits: 20
Delivery: Lectures and Seminars

Overview
This module will contribute to the development of students’ ability to practice as an independent cultural producer/ facilitator. The module interrogates a range of contexts and conditions of cultural practices through a critical analysis of key models of engagement, issues and debates across a range of cultural domains, subject areas and media.
It promotes students’ awareness of their own position as creative producer/ facilitator in the public territory in a global context. The aim of the module is to raise self-awareness for one own context and current position and possibilities in this context. It further promotes a serious step into a professional career by actively planning the period after graduation. The assignment will ask the students to identify a project or exhibition that they will pick up after finishing their master degree, in 6-12 months time. The students will be asked to plan this first professional event after graduation including PR and a printed publication. They will further be invited to introduce their project / exhibition in front of a professional audience and peers in short verbal presentations.

 

Year 2 (Full Time) semester 1 and 2

Practice and Exhibition
Module Co-ordinator: Mary McIntyre
120 credits
Delivery: Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Practice, Critiques, Tutorials

This module provides a continuous and concentrated period of practice leading to the production of a highly resolved body of work and its appropriate public exhibition. It facilitates the mature development of a professional practice and an in depth knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the contemporary fine art contexts.