|Module Title||VOCATIONAL PRACTICE|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Christopher P Webster|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Mr Neil A Holland, Mr Robert K Meyrick|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||Seminar. 12 x 2 hrs|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Tutorial. 1 x 3hrs|
Module Title: VOCATIONAL PRACTICE
Academic Year: 2002/3
Co-ordinator: John Harvey
Other Staff: Chris Webster
Course Delivery: Lectures: 0 hr
Seminar: 4 x 2 hrs
Tutorials: 0 hrs
Workshops 11 x 2 hrs
Practicals 3 x 1 hrs
Study Time: 167 hrs (Preparation for Teaching Experience, Production of Web Page and Written Profile)
Assessment: Presentation (30%)
Teaching Experience (30%)
Web Page Design and Written Profile (40%)
The module prepares students for the practicalities of pursuing and maintaining Fine Art practice outside in the professional world. It identifies several activities or skills relevant to this objective: (a) teaching and (b) self-promotion. In terms of: (a) Many artists supplement their income with part-time Fine Art teaching. To this end, the module provides rudimentary training and experience in key aspects art school teaching; (b) Student?s are also encouraged to develop a concept of self-identity as artists, and practical means by which they and their work may be presented to both the public and gallery curators.
The order in which the sections are delivered may vary.
1. Seminar: Elements of Teaching in Higher Education
2. Seminar/Workshop: One-to-One Studio Tutorials (2 hrs)
3. Seminar/Workshop: Small-Group Studio Tutorials and Criticisms (2 hrs)
4. Seminar/Workshop: Criteria and Methods of Assessment (2 hrs)
5. Seminar/Workshop: Conducting Demonstrations and Practicals (2 hrs)
6. Seminar/Workshop: Designing a Teaching Project (2 hrs)
7. Seminar/Workshop: Delivering Lectures (2 hrs)
8. Practical: Conducting a One-to-One Tutorial 1 (1 hr)
9. Practical: Conducting a One-to-One Tutorial 2 (1 hr)
10. Practical: Conducting a Group Tutorial 1 (1 hr)
Self-Identity, -Presentation and -Promotion
11. Seminar: Concepts of Professionalism and Types of `Artist? (2 hrs)
12. Workshop: Photographing your work (2 hrs)
13. Workshop: Developing a Written Profile (2 hrs)
14. Seminar: Approaching Galleries (2 hrs)
15. Seminar: Artist?s Groups, Group Exhibitions, and Artist-Led Spaces (2 hrs)
16. Seminar: Principles of Web-Page Design (2 hrs)
17. Workshop: Designing a Web-Page 1 (2 hrs)
18. Workshop: Designing a Web-Page 2 (2 hrs)
19. Workshop: Designing a Web-Page 3 (2 hrs)
20. Oral Presentation: Student (5 hrs)
AHM0330, AHM0230, AHM0120 (Not available to students outside the MA in Art and MA in Art & Art History degree schemes)
? 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.
Presentation (20 mins) (30%)
Teaching Experience (Observation & Report) (30%)
Web Page Design and Written Profile (40%)
You must be resubmit the failed components only.
Brian Allison, Index of Studies in Art and Design Education, Gower: 1986.
Milton K. Beryle, Selling Your Art Work: A Marketing Guide for Fine and Commercial Artists, Barnes, Yoseloff: 1973.
Ian Forsyth et al, Delivering a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers, and Trainers, Kogan Page: 1995.
Greater London Arts Association, Survey of Art Galleries and Exhibition Facilities in the London Boroughs, French: 1970.
Andrew Lamont and Annabelle Ruston, Artists and Galleries: A Profitable Relationship, Society of London Art Dealers and the Fine Art Trade Guild: 1996.
Steve Mandell, Effective Presentation Skills, Kogan Page: 1988.
Tim McMahon, Developing Tutoring Skills: Supporting a Staff Development Programme, Longman: 1986.
Mentoring and Tutoring, for Partnership and Learning, Mentoring in Education, Trentham Books: 1994.
Eleri Sampson, The Image Factor: A Guide to Effective Self-Presentation for Career Development, Kogan Page: 1994.
The module aims to:
A. instruct and provide experience in key aspects associated with of vocational practice in Fine Art. In particular to:
B. train students in the rudiments of art school teaching
C. define concepts and types of professional identity
D. prepare students for survival and development as professional artists
E. enable students to present themselves clearly and persuasively in both orally and in writing.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
1. 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 (Aims: A, B, E)
2. situate themselves in relation to one or other of the various options for defining professional practice and the idea of `artist? (Aims: C, D, E)
3. 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 (Aims: C, D)
4. write a profile, design and publish and web page, and conduct a short presentation on their work (Aims: D, E)
Relation to Assessment
Outcome 1 is assessed through the Teaching Experience component
Outcome 2 is assessed through the Presentation component
Outcome 4 is assessed through the Web Page Design and Written Profile
This module is at CQFW Level 7