Drawing on your work from the first year, you’ll now have
confidence to follow your instincts, choose your own media, use your
inspirations and intentions to outline project aims and research strategies.
You’ll further develop your critical skills by reflecting on your own work and
that of others. In groups, you will curate a selection of work for a public
exhibition and engage in a professional placement or interdisciplinary
residency. You’ll also make work in response to common challenges –
environment, health and equality. There is also an opportunity to take part in
an international exchange programme.
Art Practice 2: Studio Experimentation and DIY Culture (ART522)
module provides an opportunity for students to develop a negotiated art
practice through sustained studio experimentation and a DIY/DIWO (Do It
Yourself / Do It With Others) culture, including strategies for navigating collaborative
practices. The studio-based module will develop an awareness of contextual
frameworks in relation to art practice and enable students to research and
experiment with materials, processes, concepts and environments in preparation
for a public show of art practice.
Art Practice 3: audiences and public interaction (ART523)
module provides an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of
professional practice or links within a discipline of associated research
through placement participation. Develop outputs that can be disseminated to a
public audience that are appropriate to the student’s area of professional interaction,
introduced through a series of seminars and/or workshops This module also is
aimed at developing the student’s professional portfolio.
Challenge: Interdisciplinary Art Practice 4 (ART524)
module provides an opportunity for students to develop and realise
collaborative professional practice through interdisciplinary research grounded
in placement and/or residency participation. There will be a specific focus on
strategies for collaboration, community-based practice and social practice art.
This will be introduced through a series of seminars and/or workshops. Students
will work in groups with interdisciplinary partners to develop collaborative
outputs that can be disseminated to a public audience.
studies 3: Close reading of influential text (ART520)
This programme of seminars, tutorials and independent study will
examine key theories and ideas which relate to contemporary fine art practice through
close reading of selected texts. The influential texts will be used to explore
areas of artistic inquiry as well as strategies for researching, writing and
engaging in practical research within a group and individual framework.
studies 4: writing as cultural practice (ART521)
This programme of seminars, presentations, tutorials and
independent study continues to explore key theories and ideas which relate to
contemporary art practices. Selected works and texts, and modes of writing,
will be used to explore areas of inquiry as methods of engaging in practical
research within a group and individual framework.