|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Tutorials x 6 per semester|
|Practical||160 study hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||Dissertation 10,000 words||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able
a broad and comparative knowledge and understanding of the visual
and material culture of more than one geographical region and/or
a more concentrated and systematic knowledge of one or more of the above.
a knowledge and understanding of the processes through which artifacts are
constructed in the cultures studied.
a familiarity with some substantive areas of current research in the field addressed
by the degree programme.
an ability to engage with the concepts, values and debates that inform study and
research in the subject area, including an awareness of the limited and partial
nature of all historical knowledge.
an understanding of the development of the subject, and of its key
Subject-specific skills and abilities (threshold level)
the ability to use basic skills of visual observation, description and analysis.
some ability to locate artifacts within appropriate historical or cultural contexts.
the ability to locate evidence from primary and secondary sources (visual, oral or
textual) and use it in relation to relevant issues and enquiries.
an awareness of a range of different methodologies and approaches within
the ability to produce relevant arguments supported by evidence.
the ability to present alternative points of view held within the subject.
Generic intellectual skills (threshold level)
skills of analysis, synthesis and summary.
critical judgement: awareness of the difference between alternative arguments
problem-solving: the ability to apply knowledge and experience to
research: ability to locate and record information relevant to a given task.
open-mindedness: some ability to be receptive to unfamiliar artefacts,
issues and ideas.
Transferable skills (typical level of achievement)
On completion of this module, students should be capable
the ability to communicate ideas and arguments cogently and effectively in
written, spoken or other form, with appropriate use of visual aids.
the ability to listen effectively and so to learn from and participate constructively
the ability to work constructively and productively in groups.
the ability to work diligently, to fulfill briefs and deadlines, and to take
responsibility for one's own work.
the ability to make effective use of IT for research and communication.
the ability to update knowledge and skills, seek and use feedback, reflect on,
and improve performance.
The dissertation provides the opportunity for in-depth academic study, to investigate a subject or topic concerned with an aspect of museum studies and/or material culture.It can have a historical, sociological, cultural or theoretical approach. Dissertations require a well-structured methodology capable of sustaining a scholarly approach.The use of primary source material from Aberystwyth and/or other collections is encouraged. The dissertation should normally grow out of a particular museum studies module (or group of related museum/art history modules) that the student is taking or has taken.
2. enable students to undertake an in-depth examination of specific subject or topic related to their previous or current studies under supervision
3. apply and extend academic skills learned in AH20410 Professional Practice for Students of Art and Art History
4. offer an applied and prolonged experience in self-directed and supervised investigative study
Undertake self-directed research
2 IT and information handling
3 Use and analysis of numerical information
4 Writing in an academic context
In-depth examination of a specific subject.
5 Oral discussion and presentation
6 Careers need awareness
The module is specifically for students considering a career in museums, art gallery administration, public art organisations, freelance curators and exhibition organisers, and in private galleries.
100% Course Work
8 Group activity
Reading ListGeneral Text
None specific. See Pre-requisite AH20410Professional Practice for students of Art and Art History1 Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6