AH6008 - Extended Study in Fine Art

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What will I learn on this module?

The 20 credit Extended Study in Fine Art at level 6 is the culmination of your development as an independent and critical learner through research writing and thinking about a topic that you devise yourself in consultation with your tutors. You will build upon the work you have done at L4 and L5 through research and writing a 4,500 word Extended Study on a subject related to your studio practice or any other aspect of visual culture in the broad sense that you wish to explore that relates to your fine art practice. The Extended Study is an opportunity for you to demonstrate not only your knowledge of a particular fine art subject in which you are interested, but also your skills in writing, researching and organising material, working independently, and using enhanced analytical and interpretative skills in presenting an argued case in written form: all skills which will benefit you in your professional life.

How will I learn on this module?

Through workshops, one-to-one tutorial guidance, and independent study you will learn to identify and develop through research a topic relating to the academic contexts of fine art and visual culture more widely.

You are encouraged and guided:
1. to use an appropriate methodology to interpret, analyse and elucidate information gathered through research;
2. to select and organise appropriate material, ideas, analysis and interpretations into a sustained piece of work formally arranged as an Extended Study in Fine Art;
3. and to demonstrate evidence of personal critical reflection, understanding and engagement with fine art or visual culture more broadly.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported by workshops designed to equip you to undertake your Extended Study with confidence and to work independently. The workshops will cover topics such as:

• What the Extended Study involves;
• How to developing a research question;
• Research methods related to visual analysis;
• Research methodology;
• Using primary material;
• Structure, Format and Referencing;
• Planning and time management.

This guidance will be provided with a sense of time-appropriateness: so material needed at the beginning of your research exercise will be provided to you at the beginning of the semester whilst formatting, etc., will be provided closer to the end of semester one. In addition to this general guidance, you will proceed with individual learning with specialised guidance through a series of tutorials with your appointed tutor. Thereafter the syllabus will be negotiated between student and supervisor bearing in mind the aims and outcomes of the module.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Identify, review and critically discuss fine art related topics in manner as evidenced through your ability to undertake a comprehensive research project;
2. Demonstrate your ability to appropriately deploy techniques of enquiry, analysis and synthesis to a comprehensive research project.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Intellectually engage with a range of appropriate research materials, techniques and analytical tools to enable the undertaking of a comprehensive research project.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Engage autonomously in your studies, requiring minimal supervision to achieve outcomes;
5. Demonstrate ability to communicate at a professional level through written skills.

How will I be assessed?

The Extended Study in Fine Art (4500 words) is a fully articulated piece of writing which is the culmination of a substantial and sustained research project into an appropriate subject related to historical or contemporary fine art practice or visual or material culture more broadly.

Written feedback on your summative assessment will be provided within the time-frame mandated by the university, which is currently 20 working days.

Pre-requisite(s)

none

Co-requisite(s)

none

Module abstract

The Extended Study in Fine Art is the culmination of your development as an independent and critical learner through research writing and thinking about a topic that you devise yourself in consultation with your tutors. You will research and write a 4500 word Extended Study in Fine Art on a subject related to your fine art studio specialism or any other aspect of visual culture in the broad sense that you wish to explore. The Extended Study in Fine Art is an opportunity for you to demonstrate not only your knowledge of a particular subject in which you are interested, but also your skills in writing, researching and organising material, working independently and using enhanced analytical and interpretative skills in presenting an argued case in written form: all skills which will benefit you in your professional life.

Course info

UCAS Code W100

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Arts

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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