Module Information

Module Identifier
ARM0320
Module Title
Vocational Practice
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Professor Peter Lloyd (Professor - Southampton Solent University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 11 x 2 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Presentation(20 mins), Portfolio 30% Teaching Practice = 30% Web site design 40% Students must achieve a pass aggregate of the assessed components. Failure on aggregate will result in a re-assessment and re-submission of only the failed components.  Course Work:  100%

Learning Outcomes

1. In terms of teaching: comprehend the elements of teaching, design a module, participate in a one-to-one tutorial, either conduct a small-group seminar or deliver a short lecture (Aims: A,B,E)
2. Situate themselves in relation to one or other of the various options for defining professional practice and the idea of 'artist' (Aims: C,D,E)
3. Understand and be equipped in the practicalities and openings of applying to galleries for financial assistance, welf-promotion, securing and staging exhibitions, and studio acquisition and maintenance (Aims: C,D)
4. Write a profile, design and publish a web page, and conduct a short presentation on their work (Aims: D, E)

Relation to Assessment
Outcome 1 is assessed through the Teaching Experience component
Outcome 2 is assessed through the Presentation component
Outcome 4 is assessed through the Web page Design and Written Profile

Brief description

The module prepares students for the practicalities of pursuing and maintaining Fine Art practice outside in the professional world. It identifies several activities or skills relevant to this objective: (a) teaching, (b) exhibition installation, and (c) self-promotion. In terms of: (a) Many artists supplement their income with part-time Fine Art teaching. To this end, the module provides rudimentary training and experience in key aspects art school teaching; (b) The module also recognises that, particularly in the early part of their careers, artists take responsibility the installation of their work in public spaces. In the context of the School's programme of visiting and originated exhibitions, students will be instructed in the technicalities and aesthetic principles of exhibition hanging and management; (c) Student's are also encouraged to develop a concept of self-identity as artists, and practical means by which they and their work may be presented to both the public and gallery curators.

Aims

The module aims to:
  • instruct and provide experience in key aspects associated with of vocational practice in Fine Art. In particular to:
  • train students in the rudiments of art school teaching
  • train students in the practicalities of exhibition preparation, installation, and curation
  • define concepts and types of professional identity
  • prepare students for survival and development as professional artists
  • enable students to present themselves clearly and persuasively in both orally and in writing. In particular, to instruct students in the production of an accompanying exhibition catalogue in collaboration with the other exhibiting students for ARM0260 Exhibition 2 and a Presentation given in the context of a Viva Voce.
objectives
  • In terms of teaching: comprehend the elements of teaching, design a module, participate in a one-to-one tutorial, either conduct a small-group seminar or deliver a short lecture
  • In terms of exhibition: prepare of a gallery, hang of a body of art works, light a gallery; organise an exhibition'r publicity and opening, and dismantle and exhibition
  • situate themselves in relation to one or other of the various options for defining professional practice and the idea of `artist?
  • understand and be equipped in the practicalities and openings of applying to galleries and for financial assistance, self-promotion, securing and staging exhibitions, and studio acquisition and maintenance
  • write an exhibition catalogue entry, design (corporately) a catalogue, and conduct a short presentation on their work

Content

Exhibition Management
  • Seminar/Workshop: Elements of Exhibiting (2 hrs)
  • Workshop: Installation (1 hr)
  • Workshop: Demonstration: Publicity and Opening (1hr)
  • Workshop: Dismantling (1 hr)
Teaching
  • Seminar: Elements of Teaching in Higher Education
  • Seminar/Workshop: One-to-One Studio Tutorials (2 hrs)
  • Seminar/Workshop: Small-Group Studio Tutorials and Criticisms (2 hrs)
  • Seminar/Workshop: Criteria and Methods of Assessment (2 hrs)
  • Seminar/Workshop: Conducting Demonstrations and Practicals (2 hrs)
  • Seminar/Workshop: Designing Modules (2 hrs)
  • Seminar/Workshop: Delivering Lectures (2 hrs)
Self-Identity, -Presentation and -Promotion
  • Seminar: Concepts of Professionalism and Types of `Artist? (2 hrs)
  • Seminar: Approaching Galleries: Introduction to Portfolio Project (2 hrs)
  • Seminar: Artist'r Groups, Group Exhibitions, and Artist-Led Spaces (2 hrs)
  • Seminar: Preparing a Catalogue Design and Statement, and for Oral Presentation (2 hrs)
  • Oral Presentation: Student (3 hrs)

Transferable skills

  • Independent project work - N/A.
  • IT and information handling -- IT handling will be developed, applied, and assessed in relation to the development of the Written Profile and Web Page.
  • Oral disussion -- This will be developed in the context of seminars and teaching practice.
  • Careers need awareness -- The principal aim of the module is to equip students with a range of skills which artists deploy in order to both sustain and augment their profession.
  • Self-Management - through preparation for teaching experience and presentation
  • Group activity -- This will be developed in the context of seminars and group-teaching project.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7