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ARTF5217M MA Fine Art Dissertation

30 creditsClass Size: 12

Module manager: Jo McGonigal
Email: J.McGonigal@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

A 2:1 degree in Fine Art or other practice-based subject or relevant work experience.

Pre-requisites

ARTF5101MAdvanced Research Skills 1
ARTF5102MAdvanced Research Skills 2

Co-requisites

ARTF5007MMA Exhibition

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module students will present a 7,500-9,000 word dissertation showing a clear understanding of the notions of archive, reading and argumentation relevant to a theoretical investigation within contemporary fine art practice. The dissertation should indicate an awareness of the context of the student’s own individual/collaborative art practice and its critical framework.

Learning outcomes
The student should be able to undertake a work of independent research and scholarship, frame relevant and significant questions, constitute an archive through which to undertake research and analysis, and produce a substantial piece of writing or practical work that conforms to expected levels of academic performance, presentation, grammar and analysis.

Skills outcomes
- Skills necessary to undertake higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in an area of professional practice.

- Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of contextual visual information.

- Using bibliographies and databases.

- Evaluating own achievement and that of others.

- Self-direction and effective decision-making.

- Independent learning.

- Use of methodologies and theoretical resources.


Syllabus

Prior to this module, students will have undertaken the pre-requisite module 'Advanced Research Skills 1 – ARTF5101M' which highlights methods for locating sources and resources, referencing, effective time management, and the construction of research strategies, and the co-requisite 'Advanced Research Skills 2 – ARTF5102M' which prepares students for the undertaking and managing of a post-graduate dissertation/studio project; locate sources and resources; manage time effectively; prepare and deliver oral presentations; construct research strategies.

This module places its emphasis on the development of the skills of independent study, research, self-appraisal and sustained argument. Topics of research will be negotiated between the module leader and the individual student through individual tutorials. Students will participate in the MA Symposium where initial ideas and outline of research areas will be presented and discussed.

Students will participate in the MA Symposium where initial ideas and outline of research areas will be presented and discussed.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning32.006.00
Tutorial41.004.00
Private study hours290.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

During this period students will undertake independent research, frame relevant and significant questions, constitute an archive through which to undertake research and analysis, and produce a substantial piece of writing or practical work that conforms to expected level of academic performance, presentation, grammar and analysis.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance at and participation in:
- Group presentations in preparation for MA symposium;
- Presentation of dissertation project at the MA symposium at the end of semester 2 and feedback from this presentation;
- Individual tutorials.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation7,500-9,000 word dissertation100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Word count includes footnotes & bibliography

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:04:50

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