Module Identifier AR30220  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor John Harvey  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mrs Belinda J Marking, Mr Simon J Pierse  
Pre-Requisite AR10120 , AR10220 , AR21310 , AR20220 , AR20230  
Co-Requisite AR30620  
Course delivery Practical   18 Hours x 11  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Tutorials 5 x 0.5hrs  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours Tutorial.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio of work and preparatory studies You must resubmit the failed component in the from of a portfolio of additonal, new work100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1.Conceive and systematically explore a self directed program of inquiry leading to a body of work demonstrating personal and individual inquiry (Aims:A,B)
2. Appropriately posit your work in the context of historical and contemporary art practice and ideas and develop a scheme of reading appropriate (Aims: B,C,D)
3. Execute work of a professionals standard (Aims: A,D,E,F)
4. Test hypotheses, and confidently explore a range of possible strategies and outcomes of action (Aims: C,E)
5. Produce a body of work that is able to be developed and refined further in the context of AR30130 Exhibition 1 (Aims: A,B,C,F)

Relation to Assessment
Outcomes 1-5 are assessed through the Portfolio

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 paint. 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:


This module should enable you to:
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.
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)
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

The module will assist the development of the following 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