This module extends over two semesters. It provides you with the opportunity to work on either a single work or small-series of related works over the span of a single academic session. The opportunity is presented to practice in a focused manner and over prolonged period to create a major work that will be brought to the same degree of technical finish and conceptual resolution as works made for AR30130 Exhibition 1. The work(s) may be in any medium or combination of mediums. The framework of practice should relate logically to work produced in the Portfolio module you are pursuing. The time-frame for this module is crucial. You will be expected to start the module in week 1 of Semester 1 and complete in prior to examination in Semester 2. The governing principle is that you maintain activity on the piece(s) throughout this period. This has several implications:
The work(s) will evolve over this period. You are expected to maintain a record of the work during distinct phases. Photographers should submit a series of prints tracking those phases. Printmakers (and Illustrators working through print) should submit a series of staged proofs of the development
Painters (and Illustrators working through paint or drawing media) should record the development on 35 mm colour transparency film.
The work will inevitably oscillate between success and failure over this period. You may overwork (or lose) an image. The record will preserve the state of the image prior to its deterioration and enable you to see where things went array and how you might return to a more favourable state of the image.
You need to develop a programme of work suitable for the time frame. Do not attempt work that is you know likely to draw to a conclusion long before the submission deadline. Occasionally, even with the soundest forethought, this does happen. If it does, you should negotiate a new programme with your tutor.
your powers of tenacity and perseverance will be challenged. Thus, the challenge will reveal a considerable amount about you. It will also force you to look ever more critically at your work. The module provides you with the time and focus to look deeply at the problems and flaws that underlie the work at hand and your operational strategy. However, it also gives you far more time that you have had previously to rectify these deficiencies.
There are 2 assessed elements: the complete work(s) and their visual record (100%)
A. Complete an extended study in self-directed art practice
B. challenge yourself to work within a prescribed time frame
C. develop a consciousness of a work's evolution and a diagnostic approach to image making
D. deliver a productive, individual, and imaginative interpretation of subject matter
E. produce work exhibiting conceptual, technical, and methodological coherence, and stylistic sophistication
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.
Tutorial 1 (Weeks 1-2)
Stage 1: Defining a framework, context, and programme of work
Tutorial 2 (Weeks 3-10)
Stage 2: Implementing the programme, self-criticism and its practical outcome, recording development (as appropriate)
Tutorial 3 (Week 11)
Interim assessment of progess.
Tutorial 4 (Weeks 12-16)
Stage 3: Maintenance of the programme, self-criticism and its practical outcome, recording development (as appropriate)
Tutorial 5 (Weeks 17-22)
Stage 4: Continuation of the above and resolution
Submission and Assessment Tutorial
Self-directed project work -- through the production of a single work or series of related works together with a visual record preserving the phases of its evolution.
IT and information handling -- in the compilation of documentation.
Writing in an academic context -- through the production of documentation.
Oral skills -- in the context of individual and assessment tutorials
Careers needs awareness ?- N/A
Self-management -- you will be expected to construct a realistic timetable for the completion of the work within the given time frame
Group activity - N/A
This module is at CQFW Level 6