Module Information

Module Identifier
AHM0200
Module Title
Research Project
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
External Examiners
  • Professor Christiana Payne (Professor - Oxford Brookes University)
 

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Developmental Report (2,500 words) = 10% Outcome Report (2,500 words ) = 10% Public Artefact (including assessment of appropriate skills) = 70% Studentship (tutorial seminar interaction) = 10% Students must pass all components. The Reports submitted in a written from as well as orally.  Coursework  100%
Supplementary Exam Sudents will resubmit for assessment only those elements, which have been failed. 

Brief description

The module provides students with the opportunity to undertake art historical research on an agreed topic (related to the research and teaching focus of the School) and to bring the fruit of such accessible in the public realm. The form of publication may include: a multi-media database, computer book, small exhibition and accompanying catalogue, a study-pack for use by either students or school pupils, or a short-course in gallery education. By this means students are also expected to develop or extend expertise in IT, communication management, and liaison skills, and cognisance of the technology of print production. Students will, thus, we actively involved in the School'r current development of an internet database for ceramics, gallery and collection curation, and school'r materials. At the end of Semester 1 students deliver to their peers and staff a paper outlining the development and on going progress of the research project. The purpose of this element is to help students clarify their hypothesis and its development in a critical and supportive climate. At the end of Semester 2, students present a paper outlining the outcome of their project along with the artefact of dissemination in the context of a viva voce. The taught component of the module provides an introduction and resource for all the possibilities of artefact dissemination

Aims

The module aims to:
  • provide students with an opportunity to undertake a piece of applied research on an agreed topic
  • enable students to commute academic research into a public forum in the form of an accessible artefact of dissemination
  • extend or develop the student's base of applied skills with a view to strengthening career prospects
  • enable students to articulate academic inquiry in the form of a written research papers (1. development report, 2. outcome report) based on this project and presented to their peers in the context of a critical environment
  • provide a context for students to air hypothesis, methodology, and subject of their research problem with a view to uncovering the weaknesses and strengths of such and modifying them accordingly
  • develop critical thinking and the discrimination of relevant criteria
  • develop the students confidence in their convictions and ideas and in the skills in presenting such orally (and with supporting visual evidence) in a public, academic context
  • develop the students confidence and skills in presenting ideas in the context of academic writing and for specific forms of dissemination
  • create an interactive forum for collaboration and mutual cognisance among Art History students
objectives
  • investigate thoroughly an agreed topic
  • produce a publicly accessible artefact based on the research relevant to the field of professional modes for the dissemination of Art History
  • deploy learned or developed skills and technology appropriate to the project
  • Present a research paper to both peers, academic staff, and examiners
  • critically evaluate their own research and that of others
  • Take onboard critical evaluation in the revision of both oral and written paper
  • confidently engage in academic discussion with their peers and academic staff

Content

syllabus
Extended Tutorials are three-weekly over two semesters.

Seminars, Workshops, and Presentations are 2 hrs each:

1. Seminar: Introduction to the Aims and Objectives of the Module: Developing a Research Topic
2. Seminar: Introduction to the School of Art Collections: Sources and Resources
3. Workshop: Principles and Practice of Database Construction and Management (1)
4. Workshop: Principles and Practice of Database Construction and Management (2)
5. Workshop: Exhibition Design and Installation (1)
6. Workshop: Exhibition Design and Installation (2)
7. Workshop: Study Design for Education: Principles and Practice
8. Workshop: Exhibition Catalogues: Design and Production
9. `Giving and Taking': A Critique of Criticism
10. Presentation: Development Report and criticism (3 students)
11. Presentation: Development Report and criticism (3 students)
12. Presentation: Staff/Visiting Lecturer Research Project
13. Presentation: Staff/Visiting Lecturer Research Project
14. Seminar: Career Opportunities (1): The Art Historian in a Gallery and Museum Context
15. Seminar: Career Opportunities (2): The Art Historian in Education
16. Presentation: Outcome Report and criticism (3 students)
17. Presentation: Outcome Report and criticism (3 students)

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7