Module Information

Module Identifier
AR32540
Module Title
Exhibition 2: Graduation Show
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Professor Peter Lloyd (Professor - Southampton Solent University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 11 x 3 Hour Tutorials
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Exhibition + Portfolio Submission including:Sketchbooks, preparatory studies, related research material and unhung work. Suite of Four Works  100%
Supplementary Assessment Re-present work as portfolio submission 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will have demonstrated that they have some ability to:


exercise self-management skills in managing their workloads and
meeting deadlines.

accommodate change and uncertainty.

present evidence that demonstrates some ability to generate ideas independently
and/or collaboratively in response to set briefs and/or as self-initiated activity.

demonstrate proficiency in observation, investigation, enquiry, visualisation
and/or making.

develop ideas through to outcomes that confirm the student's ability to select and
use materials, processes and environments.

make connections between intention, process, outcome, context, and methods
of dissemination.

At the threshold standard, a student's work will have been informed by aspects of
professional practice in their discipline(s). This will be evidenced by some knowledge and
understanding of:

the broad critical and contextual dimensions of the student's discipline(s).

major developments in current and emerging media and technologies in
their discipline(s).

the significance of the work of other practitioners in their discipline(s).

Brief description

Exhibition 2 represents the pinnacle of student achievement over three years of study. Within the context of a public exhibition staged in the School of Art, the module allows students to demonstrate the resolution and maturation of both their prescribed and self-directed studies. The expectation, therefore, is that the works will represent their best and most decisive effort. The module concludes a program of self-originated projects developed in Semester 1 of Level 3, and consolidates its skill-, subject- and conceptual-bases. Thus, the work produced for Exhibition 2 ought to reflect a high degree of technical resolution, material soundness and fitness for purpose. Likewise, the subject and conception of the work should be not only appropriately reconciled with the technical and material aspect, but also provide evidence of a single-minded commitment to a field of study. Further to this, evidence of a personal statement will be looked for, being the ability to mould technique and subject according to an individual expressive vision. Students are required to produce a continuity of works of this character, designed to fit a given space and to form a public exhibition. In this respect, the student is challenged to consider ways in which the works might communicate meaning and significance within the public domain. Students will also asked to objectify and articulate the criterion by which the works have been selected for exhibition. Within the context of the tutorials, the student is encouraged to consider their own position in relation to contemporary culture and to historical and contemporary art practice. This is with a view to cultivating a sense of the works' relevance to a sphere outside the immediate and personal experience of the student. Accompanying Exhibition 2: Graduation Show is a catalogue of student work and as part of the module students will prepare a written statement and provide images of their work to prescribed criteria and deadlines. For Module AR32540 students are also expected to produce an additional suite of no more than four related works that result from specific research into their particular technique, concept or line of enquiry

Aims

This module promotes self-directed study and focuses upon the conceptual and practical aspects of art practice, the ideas and subject matter, processes, systems, frameworks and precedents governing the processes of making art. Exhibition 2 concludes the program of self-originated projects developed in Semester 1 of Level 3, and consolidates its skill-, subject- and conceptual-bases.

Content

In Semester 1 all students should become familiar with the context of the exhibition in terms of size and space, and the technique of hanging and its implications for the construction and presentation of works. These issues will have already been addressed in the modules AR22010, AH20410, Professional Practice for Students of Art and Art History. The aim is to design and work towards an exhibition appropriate to the exhibiting context. During this semester, students will work on preparatory studies (where appropriate) for the finished work. The syllabus here represents a suggested program of work as a guide for student and tutor. During this time, a schedule is developed so that a body of work is produced that fulfils the Aims and Learning Outcomes within the allotted time.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication development and encouragement of oral communication skills occurs during workshop-based activity and during tutorials, group critiques and during assessment, written skills are assessed through the production of catalogue statement
Improving own Learning and Performance development of a self-critical approach to creative working and professional conduct
Information Technology in the compilation of the catalogue page and supporting items, such as captions and labels, and the development of graphic IT skills through use of digital imaging programmes such as Adobe Photoshop
Personal Development and Career planning Self management - through a series of one-to-one tutorials the principles of matching a program of work to a fixed period of time are imparted, so too the sustaining a professional approach towards exhibiting
Problem solving practical skills and problem solving addressed in the development and staging of an exhibition and in research
Research skills development of a programme of research and self directed work
Subject Specific Skills developing skills of fine art production and presentation, to produce a body or work that demonstrates conceptual and technical coherence, and the ability to sustain a commitment to subject over a period
Team work development and encouragement of team work and student interaction occurs during workshop-based activity and during tutorials and group seminars as well as in the catalogue production and installation of the exhibition

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6