Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Art Practice D
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 1 x 1 Hour Tutorial
Lecture 5 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 20 x 3 Hour Practicals


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio assessment  100%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary portfolio assessment  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

demonstrate fundamental skills in the various processes of drawing and/or painting

work in a number of different media from memory and from observation (drawing and/or painting)

make an informed and personal response within the confines of a prescriptive brief, and be able to articulate that response, both in terms of their their own work and that of others

work towards prescribed briefs and deadlines

demonstrate an approach that is interdisciplinary or multi-media in conception (interdisciplinary studio practice)

evidence a self-critical approach to artwork

demonstrate knowledge of the creative potential of working in acrylic and oil paint (painting)

demonstrate fundamental skills in the processes of darkroom photography

produce a small portfolio of photographic prints


This module, in conjunction with AR10920 Art Practice C, aims to give Joint Honours students the technical understanding and self-knowledge necessary for entry into Part 2.

Brief description

This is a Level 1 introductory module to the theories and techniques of Drawing, Interdisciplinary Studio Practice (ISP), Painting and Photography. Joint Honours students must choose ONE of Drawing OR ISP and then ONE of Printmaking OR Life Studies. (Subject to the timetable, Joint Honours students may if they wish attend the classes of one or two of the other options as an extra-curricular activity.)


Students will select TWO options: ONE of Drawing OR ISP and then ONE of Printmaking OR Life Studies, to be taught as a series of five, weekly three-hour sessions. Modes of teaching are wide-ranging and will include drawing and painting classes, ISP seminars, workshops and presentations, to be followed by an hour of tutor-led study time or, in the case of the drawing option, preceded by a one-hour introductory lecture.
WEEKS 1-5: I hour lecture followed by a 3-hour practical drawing class covering:
Week 1: Perspective and ‘Non-Perspective’ (i)
Week 2: Perspective and ‘Non-Perspective’ (ii)
Week 3: Recording Movement
Week 4: Drawing with Ink
Week 5: Drawing with Paint

WEEKS 1-5: 3-hour ISP class (seminars, group workshop and presentations) followed by an hour of tutor-led study time:
Week 1: Project Seminar and Launch: Maps and Mapping
Week 2: Seminar (ii)
Week 3: Seminar (iii)
Week 4: Group Workshop
Week 5: Student Presentations and Group Critique

WEEK 6: Small Group Tutorials

WEEKS 7-11: 3-hour practical painting class followed by an hour of tutor-led study time:
Week 7: Colour (i): Keeping a Logbook
Week 8: Colour (ii): Theory and Practice
Week 9: Texture
Week 10: Additives
Week 11: Supports for Painting

WEEKS 7-11: 3-hour practical photography workshop followed by an hour of tutor-led study time:
Week 7: Pinhole Photography: Camera and Darkroom Basics
Week 8: Working with a 35mm Camera
Week 9: Film Processing
Week 10: Introduction to Printing
Week 11: Printing


This module is at CQFW Level 4