Module Identifier AR30920  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Christopher P Webster  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite AR10120 , AR10220 , AR20720 , AR21620 , AR20830  
Co-Requisite AR30620  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   5 x 0.5 hr tutorial  
  Practical   11 x 17.5 hrs  
  Practical   132 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio:  100%

Brief description

The module stands in relation to AR30130 Exhibition 1 and AR30620 Research in Practice. AR30130 emphasises the production of a body of related and resolved works for public display and AR30620 focuses on the ideational aspects of art making ? the processes, systems, frameworks, and precedents governing practical activity. This module concentrates on developing an experimental approach to production through lens-based media. In contrast to AR30130, the works do not necessarily have to be resolved or brought into a condition suitable for exhibition. More importantly, you should seek to manifest inquiry, the application and testing of an hypothesis (be that conceptual and/or technical), demonstrate the your knowledge of cognate practice and their ability to adopt or adapt such to your work, an improvement of acquired skills, and evidence of a willingness to risk failure. In the context of the module:


A. Develop a productive, individual, and imaginative interpretation of subject matter within a defined framework
B. Develop methodological and diagnostic approach to image making
C. Acquire the requisite conceptual, technical, and methodological coherence, and stylistic sophistication
D. Acquire the requisite cognisance and research of practical, theoretical, and historical debates relevant to the work
E. Take risks, push boundaries, and experiment
F. Work within self-imposed deadlines


The syllabus represents a suggested programme of work. It is given as a general guide for student and tutor. It need not be maintained rigidly; indeed, it may be superseded by a very different programme agreed between the two parties. What is important is that some form of schedule is developed so that a body of work that fulfils the aims and Outcomes of the module is produced within the allotted time.

Group meeting

Tutorial 1 (Weeks 1-2)
Stage 1: Defining the area of study in terms of subject matter, materials, skills, approach (stylistic and/or theoretical), and relevant sources.

Tutorial 2 (Weeks 3-4)
Stage 2: Testing and development of the above and, if appropriate, devising alternative subject matter and operational strategies.

Tutorial 3 (Weeks 5-7)
Stage 3: Development of the successful subject matter and operational strategies.

Tutorial 4 (Weeks 8-10)
Group Tutorial with second year students
Stage 4: Consolidation of the successful subject matter and operational strategies.

Tutorial 5 (Week 11)
Stage 5: Consolidation of the successful subject matter and operational strategies, and reflection on achievement.

Stage 6: Implementation of outcome of reflection and preparation of portfolio for presentation.

Transferable skills

Reading Lists

You are expected to read books and journals relevant to their field of study


This module is at CQFW Level 6