|Module Title||RESEARCH AND PROCESS IN PRACTICE|
|Co-ordinator||Professor John Harvey|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Mr Christopher P Webster, Mr Simon J Pierse, Mr Paul J Croft|
|Pre-Requisite||AR10120, AR10220, AR21310, either AR20220 or AR20230, either AR21820 or AR21930, either AR20720 or AR20830, either AR20520 or AR20630|
|Co-Requisite||AR30130. Either AR31220, AR30920, AR30720 or AR30220|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||tutorials 6 x 1 hr|
|Other||194 Hours. Study time (General reading, Dissertation and Presentation preparation|
In addressing past and present practices appropriate to your work, you will concentrate on a number of topics. Your supervisor will help you decide which of the following suggestions are appropriate to your own work. Understanding:
Michael Compton, Art as Thought Process, London: Arts Council, 1974.
Teresa Newman, Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, London: Tate Gallery Publications, 1976.
Harold Morick, The Challenge to Empiricism, Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1972.
Lois Swan Jones, Art Research Methods and Resources: A Guide to Finding Art Information, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1978.
Paula A. Baxter, Implementing Database Services for Art Research, Art Documentation, Spring 1987, pp. 16-18.
Ursula Meyer, Conceptual Art, New York: Dutton, 1972.
Norman Bryson (ed.), Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation, London: Polity Press, 1991.
Sandy Nairne, State of the Art: Ideas and Images in the 1980s, London: Chatto and Windus/Channel 4, 1987.
E. H. Gombrich, Topics of Our Time: Twentieth Century Issues in Learning and Art, London: Phaidon, 1991.
Isaiah Berlin, Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas, London: Hogarth Press, 1979.
Harold Borko, Abstracting Concepts and Methods, New York: Academy Books, 1975.
This structure is given for guidance only:
Stage 1 (Summer Vacation) Self-evaluation, composing a proposal and scheme of action
Stage 2 (Weeks 1-2) Defining your current and projected practice and developing a bibliography of primary and secondary sources appropriate to it (includes picture/literature research), and a programme of research development in consultation with your tutor
Stage 3 (Weeks 3-4) Implementing the programme and writing-up preliminary findings
Stage 4 (Weeks 5-7) Re-evaluating or refining the programme and writing-up findings
Stage 5 (Weeks 8-11) Implementing the programme in relation to practical work projected for Exhibition 1, and writing-up findings
Stage 6 (Christmas Vacation) Recording material, finalising the written element, and preparing for the Presentation
Stage 7 (Examination Period) Submission of Dissertation and Presentation
|Research skills||These will be developed in the context of one-to-one tutorials and the Presentation|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||you will be expected to construct a realistic timetable for the completion of discrete phases of research and writing in consultation with their supervisors. Through the production of the Dissertation and Presentation paper|
|Information Technology||you will be expected to word-process the Dissertation and Presentation paper. Where appropriate, supporting work may be generated using computer-graphic software in consultation with individual tutors and subject to the availability of existing resources|
|Personal Development and Career planning||you will be made aware of the relevance of the knowledge and skills acquired through this module to postgraduate study in Art Practice at MA and Ph.D. level. This will be achieved through an opportunity to exchange ideas with the School'r contingent of Postgraduate students|
|Subject Specific Skills||The Dissertation and Presentation will be composed in accordance with academic conventions|
This module is at CQFW Level 6