2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
ARTF5217M MA Fine Art Dissertation
30 creditsClass Size: 12
Module manager: Jo McGonigal
Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Sep View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsA 2:1 degree in Fine Art or other practice-based subject or relevant work experience.
|ARTF5101M||Advanced Research Skills 1|
|ARTF5102M||Advanced Research Skills 2|
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn 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.
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 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.
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||290.00|
|Total Contact hours||10.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyDuring 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 FeedbackAttendance 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||7,500-9,000 word dissertation||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Word count includes footnotes & bibliography
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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