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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

Unit aim

Continuing with the second year studio intensive, this double weighted unit offers a further immersion into the student's main studio focus. The unit promotes further conceptual and material development through interdisciplinary exchange and fabrication procedures. Theoretical understanding of contemporary art practices will be used to underpin the associated projects. Students will continue to develop their material and conceptual curiosity into their idiosyncratic art language.

Unit content

  •  Concept evolution and presentation skills
  •  Gallery and exhibition skills will be further addressed
  •  Individual approaches to artistic expression
  •  Studio investigations, mixed-media and installation strategies
  •  Pictorial/object design and production
  •  Artistic criticism
  •  Work Health and Safety

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate the ability to produce individual artworks which draw on well-grounded studio practice and sensitive use of materials
2 demonstrate considerable manipulative skills in student's chosen area of self-expression
3 develop further levels of experimentation and investigation within student's work, moving towards a focus on specific themes and technologies for advanced study
4 develop a deeper appreciation of current issues in fine art and recognise the cultural context in which art work is produced
5 develop an increased capacity for the constructive critique of their own work, and peers, and are able to articulate this through oral presentations and written documentation in group and individual situations
6 demonstrate increased understanding and practice of occupational health and safety in the studio, and are able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment, reflecting on personal studio space outside of university.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to produce individual artworks which draw on well-grounded studio practice and sensitive use of materials
  2. demonstrate considerable manipulative skills in student's chosen area of self-expression
  3. develop further levels of experimentation and investigation within student's work, moving towards a focus on specific themes and technologies for advanced study
  4. develop a deeper appreciation of current issues in fine art and recognise the cultural context in which art work is produced
  5. develop an increased capacity for the constructive critique of their own work, and peers, and are able to articulate this through oral presentations and written documentation in group and individual situations
  6. demonstrate increased understanding and practice of occupational health and safety in the studio, and are able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment, reflecting on personal studio space outside of university.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.