|Assessment length / details
|.3 Hours Project Presentation This presentation will be videoed for scrutiny by the external examiner and departmental records
|Project Proposal 3000 Words
|.3 Hours Project Presentation Resit as presentation with alternative title (to be taken at next opportunity)
|Project Proposal Resit as written essay with alternative title 3000 Words
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced awareness and understanding of the role of public engagement in creative arts research and professional practice
Critically evaluate the relationship between the aesthetics and politics of engaging public audiences, situating creative arts strategies within a wider institutional and discursive frame
Develop and deploy appropriate methodologies for practising public engagement as part of their research and/or professional practice
Integrate a critical awareness of enterprise and engagement, impact and value, into the development and delivery of creative arts practice and research
The module introduces a range of contemporary theories, creative approaches and practical methodologies in order to examine the relationship between professional practice and research in the creative arts and the audiences they address. The module introduces a range of artists and practitioners, examining their work in relation to the following topics: Audiences, Politics, Economies, Ecologies and Institutions. The module is designed to support the development of concrete public engagement strategies, creative enterprise and sustainable research. Where possible, workshops and talks will be arranged with professional artists, curators, and entrepreneurs.
1. Mapping the terrain
The module will be taught through seminar-workshops with a focus on learning through action-research and critical exploration. Contents may be adjusted to capitalize on the expertise available, both of research staff and visiting lecturers.
A fortnightly 'Methods of Practice Seminar' will accompany the module, offering support for the precise requirements of the modular assessment assignments and examining the ways in which the issues and materials examined might open up questions of public engagement that can be made operational through specific strategies. This will support and help inform the final research project/dissertation as well as ensure adequate preparation for public engagement post-graduation.
|Application of Number
|This element is not assessed.
|The ability to communicate ideas effectively is developed and assessed.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Self-regulation, motivation and time-management skills are developed through the module and are demanded for the successful completion of its assignments.
|The ability to utilize information technology both in the research for and delivery of assignments is assessed directly.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Transferable skills (managing personal workloads and meeting deadlines, designing and realizing assessment projects) are developed and assessed directly
|Analytical problem solving, outcome recognition and the identification of appropriate strategies and procedures are encouraged and assessed.
|Independent research and the development of effective personal research practices are encouraged and assessed.
|Subject Specific Skills
|The ability to employ mediated means in the exposition of intellectual material within an academic context. The ability to employ a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of work and practice in the public domain
|Seminar discussions demand the application of skills necessary to conduct collaborative activity, such as negotiating ideas and opinions. Students work in collaboration with others on the formulation and implementation of practical research.
This module is at CQFW Level 7