Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 2 x 3 hours students group tutorial reviews/presentations.
Practical 22 x 8 hour studio time
Seminars / Tutorials 6 x 05 hours individual tutorials,


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Brief description

Interdisciplinary Studio Practice (ISP) 5 is offered to 3rd year students who wish to continue a course of study that is conceptually lead and focuses on interdisciplinary practice and theory within contemporary fine art.


The purpose of this module is to build in a self directed model in order to develop students ability to follow a conceptually led investigation, taking their lead, inspiration and ideas from contemporary practice, while recognising and understanding the historical background to artists practice.

The students are encouraged to continue to prioritise and follow lines of enquiry that stem from and develop conceptual investigations to a higher degree of competence than in year 2. Their conceptual exploration will continue to lead, inform and dictate material, process, skill and media based investigations. The module will enable students to consolidate and develop their interests in a wide variety of contemporary and traditional subjects, including those already offered at the School and those new to the school.


The aim of the module is to continue to develop and extend the students range of methodologies for developing an interdisciplinary approach to their practice.

The module encourages the students to develop a studio based practice, so they can contribute and assist in each others learning and development. The module promotes and centres on community learning, collaboration and communication, therefore meetings will be student centred and student lead, where possible, focussing upon students work in progress and discussions on relevant contemporary practice.

The module offers the students the facility of a Project Room; an empty, experimental bookable space situated within the studio area and a designated studio space. The students are encouraged to book this space for experimental project work throughout the semester.

The students will continue to approach their practice with the possibility of employing a wide range of media: installation, mixed media, 3 dimensions, film, video, sound, site specificity, new genre public art, relational practice, text based practice, performance, animation, contemporary drawing, painting, photography, printmaking etc.

The new media disciplines; video, sound, animation, digital art etc are taught and supported by workshops and one to one surgeries in the Creative Media Lab within the Department.

Transferable skills

The students will cross the boundaries of specific mediums, to work with a combination of mediums that best suit their conceptual investigations.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Bishop, Claire (2005) Installation Art Routledge, Oxon & New York Primo search Campany, David (2003) Art and Photography: Themes and Movements Phaidon Primo search Christie, Judie Gough, Richard & Watt, Daniel (2006) A Performance Cosmology: Testimony of the Future, Evidence of the Past Routledge, Oxon & New York Primo search Dexter, Emma (2005) Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing Phaidon Press Ltd, London, New York Primo search Garrels, Gary (2005) Drawing from the Modern 2 Museum of Modern Art, New York Primo search Hauptman, Jodi (2005) Drawing from the Modern 1 Museum of Modern Art, New York Primo search Hoptman, Laura (2002) Drawing Now: Eight Propositions Museum of Modern Art, New York Primo search Kantor, Jordan (2005) Drawing from the Modern 3 Museum of Modern Art, New York Primo search Licht, Alan & O'Rourke, Jim Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories Rizzoli, New York Primo search Osbourne, Peter (2002) Conceptual Art: Themes and Movements Phaidon Press, New York Primo search Reckitt , Helena& Phelan, Peggy (2001) Art and Feminism: Themes Phaidon Press, New York Primo search Rush, Michael (2003) Video Art Thames and Hudson Primo search Rush, Michael (2007) Video Art Thames and Hudson Primo search Schwabsky, Barry (2002) Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting Phaidon Press Ltd, London, New York Primo search Warr , Tracy & Jones, Amelia (2000) The Artists Body: Themes and Movements Phaidon Press, New York Primo search de Oliveira, Nicholas (1996) Installation Art Thames and Hudson Ltd Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 6