VA5005 - Documenting Practice

What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will learn to establish a wider independent appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the external professional contexts that frame and position the activities and production of the studio and making places beyond the studio. You will learn to extend your understanding of the range of research-led enquiries that professional artists undertake, the breadth of strategies, approaches and methodologies they employ, the diverse social and geographic contexts of their production, and the scope of mediums and materials that they use. You will also learn to enhance your understanding of professional contexts within the contemporary artworld in relation to career pathways and professional opportunities. You will learn and develop through mentorship new practical, intellectual and technical skills in exhibition making, through the first-hand experience of devising an experimental public exhibition, whether real or virtual.

How will I learn on this module?

On this module you will learn through collaborative peer work, through group teaching and mentorship, and through our fortnightly Lecture programme delivered by leading professional artists, writers and curators. These lectures introduce you to a diversity of first-hand professional working contexts and experiences. You will also learn by witnessing and contributing to the questions and answers session at the end of each Lecture, this learning is enhanced by your peer community, you are joined by all undergraduate levels, our postgraduate school and often by PhD students. The teaching and mentoring support you in developing transferable professional skills in areas of organisation, enterprise and group working, developing within a peer-framework your confidence and your ability to effectively communicate, make decisions, negotiate, problem solve and reflect critically on your actions and achievements.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be academically supported by the module lead and by an individual academic . You will be supported by an electronic reading list, the Library, and by additional content posted and made available on the ELP. Where appropriate you may also be directed to engage with our Skills Plus or other resources offered through the University Student Support Services such as Dyslexia Support. Guidance tutorials also provide opportunities for students to discuss, in confidence, their academic progress on the programme.

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. Demonstrate research and practice skills through a critical appreciation and ongoing practical understanding of a contemporary art gallery.


Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:


2. Evidence the development of employability skills and creative documentary skills to record studio practice and design an exhibition.


Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

3. Evidence an evolving critical knowledge and appreciation of regional, national & global arts infrastructure and culture through independent research and attendance at Wednesday lecture programme.

How will I be assessed?

(MLO’s 1,2,3,)
Semester 1
Summative Assessment – Summative 100 % weighting

Studio Practice to Exhibition Proposal

Annotated visual research and spatial design proposal for exhibition with high quality documentary images.

Summative Assessment Feedback
Individually focused feedback will be provided within 20 working days of the Summative Assessment submission deadline for the module. You will receive written feedback. All feedback will be provided in the context of the module learning outcomes and module assessment criteria.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

On this module you will learn to establish a wider independent appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the external professional contexts that frame and position the activities and production of the studio. You will learn to extend your understanding of the range of research-led enquiries that professional artists undertake, the breadth of strategies, approaches and methodologies they employ, the diverse social and geographic contexts of their production, and the scope of mediums and materials that they use. You will be academically supported by the module lead and by an individual academic who will introduce and mentor you through devising and planning for the exhibition-making process. You will learn to establish a wider independent appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the external professional contexts that frame and position the activities and production of the studio and spaces beyond the studio.

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 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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