ART08009 2019 Studio Practice 1: Preparing the groundwork

General Details

Full Title
Studio Practice 1: Preparing the groundwork
Transcript Title
Studio Practice 1: Preparing t
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Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Lizzie Kinsella, Ronnie Hughes
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_K08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This module is designed to provide the foundation for the learner’s creative output throughout this stage. Through the development of strong research methods and the exploration of ideas, materials and techniques the student will identify and begin to investigate their own set of personalised concerns.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate an ability to identify a framework, set a personalised brief and respond appropriately (by researching independently and in a self-directed manner, setting goals, managing workloads and meeting deadlines)


Have accrued a thorough and selective knowledge, and focused critical understanding, of the works of other practitioners appropriate to the learner’s creative development.


Developed awareness of the nature of personal enquiry and identity and begun to articulate critical arguments in support of their work.


Address, and respond to, practice related problems through risk taking, independent making and critical reflection.


Gained a thorough knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed: The module is delivered by a number of different tutors who inspect and supervise the learner's ongoing research - this is mainly by individual tutorial within a class context. These tutorials are supplemented by a number of other methods including group critique, peer review, demonstration/workshops, Field trips, Visiting Artist Programme and occasional lecture/seminars.

Module Assessment Strategies

While the learner is monitored weekly throughout the semester the assessment is based on an end-of-semester presentation of a body of work (including related research and studies) There will also be a formal mid-semester review.

Repeat Assessments

The student can resubmit a portfolio of work the following autumn.

Indicative Syllabus

At the outset all students make an outline presentation (to staff and their peer group) with examples of previous works and concerns, setting the context for current research and possible future directions. The learner is required to write a self-directed project brief that summarises their areas of interest. A direction for work is agreed upon in consultation with staff before students move to a developmental stage where they produce a body of work that is subject to self-questioning and adjustment.

The student is expected to work in an independent manner, to be resourceful in gathering information and to amass a body of personalised source material. It is expected that visual journals will be kept, regularly updated and made available to tutors.

The student engages with the making process, personally identifying with their material through ongoing gathering of information, testing of solutions and consideration of the nature of these outcomes. This process occurs within a framework of research, production, discourse, reflection and, ultimately, display of a body of artwork.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of a body of art works Practical Assessment 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Studio Studio Practice 12 Weekly 12.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 12.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? Thames and Hudson

Recommended Reading
Art since 1960 (World of Art) Thames and Hudson

Recommended Reading
Art Since 1900: Modernism Antimodernism Postmodernism Thames and Hudson

Recommended Reading
Art in Theory 1900-1990 Blackwell

Recommended Reading
20/09/2019 Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual art after 1980 Oxford University Press

Recommended Reading
20/11/2019 Contemporary Art; World Currents Pearson

Recommended Reading
20/09/2019 Seven days in the Art World Granta

Recommended Reading
20/01/2019 Art: 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century Harry N. Abrams

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Art in America
Flash Art
Irish Arts Review
Visual Artists Newsletter


URL Resources