DSGN08060 2018 Research for Design and the Arts II
In this module, students continue the research projects initiated in ‘Research for Design and the Arts I. Students conduct an applied piece of small scale art or design research appropriate to their discipline, before communicating the research project and its findings as an exhibition display, an accompanying text and a 4000-5000 essay. Students may work as individuals or groups.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Competently apply innovative arts/design research practices and methodologies within an original piece of research
Synthesise research findings using appropriate diagrammatic, visual and textual analysis
Critically discuss research methodologies, practices and findings in light of broader cultural, social and theoretical and global perspectives.
Articulate research findings using an original and conceptually appropriate format and composition.
Demonstrate critical understanding of contemporary practice in the student’s and other fields of art/design/media in light of personal enquiry, through a literature review.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, group and individual tutorials, from a ‘live’/streamed teaching space in which both on-site and distance participants can see both each other and the work under discussion. This flexible mode allows both staff and students to interact in small study groups, with the freedom for interaction either on- site or from a distance.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment during the semester combines formative and summative assessment with (i) tutorials and group presentations which focus on discrete aspects of the learning outcomes pertinent to the research , exhibition preparation nad writing phases.
Short lectures (linked to the learning outcomes) introduce students to related requirements, knowledge and methods of achieving these outcomes. These lectures and related tasks build on the students’ prior knowledge from earlier years.
The final assessment is part graphic and part written.
Students must resubmit both the exhibition piece and the written essay.
In this module, students continue the research projects initiated in ‘Research for Design and the Arts I.
- Students conduct an applied piece of small scale art or design research appropriate to their discipline;
- analyse the findings of the research using visual/sensory and textual means;
- communicate the findings using arts /design realted means for public exhibition;
- discuss the research question, aims, methods and findings in the context of pertinent resrach, practice and theory as a 4000-5000 graphic and written essay/booklet.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Research Exhibit and summary sheet||Project||Project||40 %||Week 8||1,2,4|
|2||Research dissertation/essay||Project||Essay||40 %||Week 11||2,3,5|
|3||Mock exhibit and draft cover sheet||Continuous Assessment||Individual Project||20 %||Week 5||2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Classroom Equipped for OLL.||Research Lecture||1||Fortnightly||0.50|
|Seminar||Classroom Equipped for OLL.||Research Seminar||4||Twice Per Semester||0.53|
|Seminar||Studio||Research exhibition||8||Once Per Semester||0.53|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Directed learning||12||Weekly||12.00|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Lecture||Classroom Equipped for OLL.||Research lecture||1||Fortnightly||0.50|
|Seminar||Classroom Equipped for OLL.||Research seminar||4||Twice Per Semester||0.53|
|Seminar||Studio||Research Exhibition||8||Once Per Semester||0.53|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self directed learning||12||Weekly||12.00|
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