Module Information

Module Identifier
ARM0120
Module Title
Vocational Practice
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Professor Peter Lloyd (Professor - Southampton Solent University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written report on observation  Teaching Experience observation: 3 hours  30%
Semester Assessment Presentation  Presentation: 30 minutes  30%
Semester Assessment Digital output  Web Page Design: site constructed by students over 3 months​  40%
Supplementary Assessment Written report on observation  Teaching Experience observation: 3 hours  Students must take elements of assessments equivalent to those that lead to failure of the module  30%
Supplementary Assessment Presentation  Presentation: 30 minutes  Students must take elements of assessments equivalent to those that lead to failure of the module  30%
Supplementary Assessment Digital output  Web Page Design: site constructed by students over 3 months  Students must take elements of assessments equivalent to those that lead to failure of the module  40%

Learning Outcomes

comprehend the essentials of FE/HE teaching, designing a module, participating in a one-to-one tutorials, and either conducting a small-group seminar or delivering a short lecture;

understand what it means to be an ‘artist’ and/or ‘art historian’ and situate themselves in relation to professional practice in their chosen field;

appreciate the practicalities of self-promotion, applying for funding, approaching galleries, securing and staging exhibitions, setting up and maintaining a studio, approaching publishers, attending conferences, and writing research papers;

write a profile, design and publish and web page, and deliver a short presentation on their work as artists or art historians.

Brief description

Vocational Practice prepares students for the realities and practicalities of pursuing and maintaining professions associated with art practice and art history. It identifies activities and skills pertinent to such career objectives: teaching and self-promotion are among them. Many exhibiting artists, publishing art historians, and practicing curators supplement their income with part-time teaching. To this end, the module provides rudimentary training and experience in key aspects FE/HE teaching.

Students will also be encouraged to develop a concept of professional self-identity as artists and art historians, establishing practical means by which they can survive and develop as professional artists and art historians, and their work may be presented to the public, gallery curators, conference organisers, and publishers.

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

​Teaching
Seminar: Elements of Teaching in Higher Education
Seminar/Workshop: One-to-One Studio and Classroom Tutorials
Seminar/Workshop: Small-Group Studio Tutorials and Criticisms
Seminar/Workshop: Criteria and Methods of Assessment
Seminar/Workshop: Conducting Demonstrations and Practicals
Seminar/Workshop: Designing a Teaching Project
Seminar/Workshop: Delivering Lectures
Practical: Conducting a One-to-One Tutorial 1
Practical: Conducting a One-to-One Tutorial 2
Practical: Conducting a Group Tutorial 1

Self-Identity, Self-Presentation and Self-Promotion
Seminar/Workshop: Concepts of Professionalism and Types of ‘Artist’ and ‘Art Historian’
Workshop: Photographing your Work
Seninar/Workshop: Developing a Written Profile
Seminar: Approaching Galleries
Seminar: Approaching the Conference Paper
Seminar: Approaching the Publisher
Workshop: Designing a Web-Page 1
Workshop: Designing a Web-Page 2
Workshop: Designing a Web-Page 3

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.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Through Presentation and on website.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through persevering with and negotiating creative problems associated with the assignments and workshops.
Information Technology Through PowerPoint and web-design assignments.
Personal Development and Career planning Consideration of their own practice in the context of their Presentation and online profile. Curriculum provides an opportunity to understand key aspects of the student’ chosen profession.
Problem solving In seminars through discussions, workshops and assignments.
Research skills In seminars through discussions, workshops and assignments.
Subject Specific Skills Presentation skills (speaking in public, communicating with undergraduate and peers, and organizing the PowerPoint presentation).
Team work ​Through teaching and web-design assignments.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7