Module Identifier SG31930  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Richard D Downing  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Simon J Banham  
Course delivery Lecture   10 x 2 hour Lecture/Seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment There are two assessed assignments for this module. These assignments are conducted and realised in tandem, and each should inform and reflect the other whilst retaining an independent artistic integrity:1. The conception and realisation of an independently generated aesthetic event, presented within the public domain. This is a solo project, conducted within parameters negotiated with the course tutors. This project is publicly presented in actual space through a finite duration.60%
Semester Assessment The conception and realisation of an independently generated aesthetic event, published in electronic form. This is a solo project, conducted within parameters negotiated with the coruse tutors. This project is conceived, realised and presented within virtual space as an interactive public artwork, and should be located within a dedicated web site designed and generated by the course tutors.40%
Supplementary Assessment The second assessment permits repeat submission (in response to a new project brief) during the August re-sit period60%
Supplementary Assessment The first assessment may be re-sat through re-taking the module, or via the submission of a 5000 word dissertation contextualizing the proposed Aesthetic Event within current trends of contemporary scenographic practice.40%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to.

1. Demonstrate the ability to re-appraise methodologies and practices previously studied, through the conception and articulation of two autonomously generated aesthetic events, realised and presented within the public domain.
2. Show the skills and understanding necessary to simultaneously engage actual and virtual space within the parallel articulation of two cross-referenced, aesthetic events.
3. Conduct the considered organisation of electronic folio material as transferable artistic artifacts and documents of practice available within the public domain.

Brief description

This concluding module aims to provoke informed re-appraisal of methodologies and practices previously studied, within the context of complete aesthetic events autonomously created from the principles of scenography. The module provides a structure for the manifestation of such re-appraisal through the conception and articulation of two independently generated aesthetic events, both presented within the public domain. These solo works are intended to inform and reflect one another, and are developed in tandem, one within actual, the other within virtual, space. The module also facilitates a final drawing together of individual electronic folio material as transferable artistic artifacts and publishable documents of practice. These documents are intended to be of particular value on graduation, contributing to a career or postgraduate portfolio.


This module aims:



1. Real Space Project Introduction. Research task 1. - image material.
2. Web Space Project Introduction. (Architecture). Research Task 2 - image linking.
3. Concept Development: intention, strategy, outcome. Research task 3 - real space structures and text documents.
4. Real Space Structures - shared space, divided time + alternatives. Research task 4 - web structures, relation of text, image.
5. Web Structure - further compositional techniques. Research task 5 - initial 'Real Space' proposal + supporting material.
6. Concept 1. Presentation of Real Space propositions. Research Task 6 - concept translation in virtual space.
7. Evualuation of web structures. Real space structure resolution. Research task 7. Resolution of proposal to Real Space structure + developed illustration.
8. Sound material and virtual space. Compositional technique and revised material. Research task 8 - preparation of Concept 2 + 2 x 30 second films.
9. Video material and virtual space. Integration of video material. Research task 8 - preparation of final propositions.
10. Real Space final proposal detailing intention, strategy, and anticipated outcome.


1. Web documentation 1.
2. Web documentation 2.

Module Skills

Problem_solving * Identify conceptual problems * Identify factors which might influence potential solutions * Develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving * Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of potential solutions * Construct a rational proposal in response to a problem  
Research skills * Understand a range of research methods * Plan and carry out research * Produce academically appropriate feedback from research  
Communication * Read in a specific context * Communicate through specific software application * Speak in different contexts and for different purposes (inc presentation and discussion) * Listen effectively  
Improving own Learning and Performance * Devise and apply realistic learning and self management strategies  
Team work * Knowledge sharing through discussion. * Understand the concept of group dynamics * Play an active part in group activities. * Contribute to the setting of group goals * Contribute effectively to the planning of group activities * Exercise negotiation and persuasion skills  
Information Technology * Use a range of commonly used and specific software packages * Present information and data * Manage storage systems * Use email /internet appropriately and effectively  
Application of Number * Tackle problems involving number within IT data handling  
Personal Development and Career planning * Develop awareness of personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course/career progression * Plan and prepare materials for future course/career and organize these in electronic format  

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Bachelard, Gaston (1994.) The Poetics of Space Beacon Press,
Benson, Phil and Toogood, Sarah (2002.) Challenges to research and practice. Dublin: Authentik Language Learning Resources,
Blair, Lindsay (1998) Joseph Cornell's Vision of Spiritual Order Reaktion books
Childs &Walwin (1998) A split second of Paradise: (Live art, Installation and Performance) Rivers Oram Press
Haenlein (ed.) (1997) Rebecca Horn: The Glance of Infinity Scalo
Laurel, Brenda , (1991) Computers as Theatre Reading, M.A Addison-Wesley,
Wallis, Brian and (1998) Land and Environmental Art Phaidon


This module is at CQFW Level 6