Module Identifier ARM0460  
Module Title EXHIBITION 1  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Professor John Harvey  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Robert K Meyrick, Mr Simon J Pierse, Mr Paul J Croft, Mr Christopher P Webster  
Pre-Requisite ARM0130 , AHM0410  
Co-Requisite ARM0320  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Seminar 8 x 2 hrs  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Tutorial. 15 x 1 hr  
  Practical   585.5 hrs (Production and installation of Exhibition, and accompanying work)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Exhibition (intrinsic quality, selection, and hanging of art works, and exhibition management, monthly research reports) = 90% Article Publication (2,500 words) = 10% Both components must be passed.100%
Supplementary Exam Only failed components need to be resubmitted 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Produce a coherent body of work demonstrating comprehension and provisional resolution of the research problem(Aims:A,B,C)
2. Stage an exhibition to a professional standard within a gallery context (Aim: D)
3. Contextualize practice in a theoretical and historical framework (Aims: C,F)

Relation to Assessment
Outcomes 1-3 are assessed through the Exhibition and a portfolio of preparatory studies and unhung work

Brief description

The module follows on from ARM0130 Portfolio. In the latter, students are encouraged to explore a broad but coherent field of study, to experiment, risk failure, develop techniques, methodologies and processes, to conceptualise and identify appropriate contexts of operation, but without necessarily bringing this inquiry and activity to resolution in completed art works. In contrast, Exhibition 1, challenges students to consolidate these activities in the form of an interim statement of development. This should present a preliminary resolution or realisation of the research problem begun in Semester 1. The works made in Exhibition 1 should manifest a stronger stylistic, technical, and conceptual consistency, as well as the student's deepened awareness of the issues and criteria pertaining to their field of action. The works will also be produced with a view to public exhibition within a commercial gallery. To this end the body of works will be designed to fit an allotted space within the School of Art Galleries. Supplementary works, such as developmental studies and associated visual material, will also be required. The exhibition should provide evidence of the experience gained through the exhibition element of ARM0320 Vocational Practice. Students also develop an Article Publication -- Each student will submit to the group a preliminary draft of an article based upon an aspect of Art History and/or Fine Art Practice relevant to their field of research. Members of the group each act editorially, commenting on the relative merits and weaknesses of the draft. After a feedback and consultation seminar, the student will revised and resubmit the article (for examination) taking onboard, where relevant, the group's criticisms.


The module aims to:



They are held, generally once-a-week (in negotiation with the student). The aim is to discuss and evaluate work in progress and to develop realistic strategies and short-term objectives. Students are expected to bring to tutorial both their practical work and source material (in the form of notes, reproductions, or texts) relevant to the discussion.

Forum seminars
The first seminar outlines the format aims, objectives, and assessment criteria for this component of the scheme. Thereafter, the syllabus of seminars is based upon individual presentations by students and staff associated with the degree scheme. They consist of a 20-minute delivery based on the individual's current art practice followed by a half-hour group discussion.

Students are expected to work in their studios throughout the week. They determine their timetable. Along with research students, they have access to the School's building in the evening and at weekends. The expectation is that, over the period of each semester (which currently includes vacation periods also) students would accrue approximately 240 hours of `study-time' practice.

Students are responsible for developing their own pogramme of work in consoltation with their tutor/supervisor. What is important is that some form of schedule is developed so that a body of work that fulfils the aims and objectives of the module is produced within the allotted time

Transferable skills

Reading Lists

Albert Rothenberg (1979) The Emerging Goddess: The Creative Process in Art, Science, and Other Fields University of Chicago Press
Anthony Storr (1972) Dynamics of Creativity Penguin
Arthur Koestler (1964) The Act of Creation, Penguin
John E. Gedo (1996) The Artist and The Emotional World: Creativity and Personality Columbia University Press:
Liam Hudson (1973) Originality Oxford University Press
Paul Hetherington (1996) Issues in Art and Education: Aspects of the Fine Art Curriculum Wimbledon School of Art/Tate Gallery


This module is at CQFW Level 7