Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 2 Hours. Seminar.
Seminars / Tutorials 6 Hours. Tutorial.
Practical 132 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio:  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module students will possess:

  • either a viable, embryonic subject matter with potential for further development, or a subject matter which has been explored, assessed, but proven incapable of maturation in the context of the student's interests and experience
  • a broader technical vocabulary
  • experience of various strategies of development and a set of critical and evaluative tools relevant to your modus operandi.
  • a consciousness of the wider context of art practice baring upon their work
  • a capacity for self-directed study in readiness for Level 3

Brief description

Based on projects and individual tutorials, this module is intended for second year students who have alrady chosen painting as their main option (ie they do not intend to study any of other options available). There is a concentration on the analysis of appropriate subject matter together with analytical drawing and painting from observation.


the aims of the module are to:

  • bridge the prescriptive mode of teaching of Level 1 and the self-directed mode of study characteristic of Level 3
  • initiate a consideration of subject matter and content in relation to the personality of the student
  • further technical knowledge and competence relevant to the student'r intentions
  • encourage experimentation and risk-taking in the setting of problems and use of the medium
  • develop the student'r ability to articulate and discuss the above in a reasoned, critical and thought-provoking manner
  • promote independent or self-directed study
  • encourage students to contextualise their work in relation to past and present art and ideas


This module is at CQFW Level 5