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PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD 

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.

MODULE CODE: MCP501
MODULE TITLE: Creative Practice 1
CREDITS: 30
FHEQ LEVEL: 7
JACS CODE: W100
PRE-REQUISITES: N
CO-REQUISITES: N
COMPENSATABLE: N (if No identify programmes in notes box below) 

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT [Use HESA KIS definitions] see Definitions of Elements and Components of Assessment regulations
E1 (Examination) C1 (Coursework) Pass/Fail P1 (Practical)
E2 (Clinical Examination) A1 (Generic assessment)
T1 (Test)

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: MCP

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A

MODULE AIMS:       To enable students to identify ideas and themes appropriate to Masters level enquiry and to develop and begin to realise these ideas in an individual or collaborative project through appropriate processes, methods and approaches. The module will support students in developing their understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship. The module will encourage students to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses. 

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)
At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

  1. Propose and develop an individual and/or collaborative project focused upon selected ideas, issues or themes with negotiated aims and objectives through a study plan
  2. undertake research utilising integrated critical and practical research skills into the selected ideas, issues and directions
  3. demonstrate the ability to explore and effectively utilise appropriate methods, approaches and processes in the realisation of ideas and intentions
  4. articulate the objectives, themes and research strategies for the development of practice through presentations and informed critical debate
  5. analyse, contextualise and discuss their own practice and that of others’ within a developing critical framework relating to the field of study

DATE OF APPROVAL : 30/4/2010

FACULTY/OFFICE: Art & Humanities

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION : Sep 2015

SCHOOL/PARTNER: A&M

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: XX/XX/XXXX

SEMESTER: Semester 1

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

Additional Guidance for Learning Outcomes:

To ensure that the module is pitched at the right level check your intended learning outcomes against the following nationally agreed standards

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD 

SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Items in this section must be considered annually and amended as appropriate, in conjunction with the Module Review Process. Some parts of this page may be used in the KIS return and published on the extranet as a guide for prospective students. Further details for current students should be provided in module guidance notes.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 15/16
NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 143
MODULE LEADER: Jean Marie Casbarian
OTHER MODULE STAFF:    

Summary of Module Content
Within this independent study module the syllabus content is determined by each participant within the parameters of the programme structures and requirements. The emphasis is on experimentation, improvisation and exploration of ideas, themes, processes and approaches. There is no expectation of producing fully-resolved works at this stage. Selected examples of relevant art practices, ideas, theories and related issues are analysed and discussed. Work in progress is presented for peer and staff discussion, critical analysis and evaluation, both to provide feedback, to develop presentation and research skills, and to support each student in the clarification of aims, and in the development and contextualisation of work.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Induction (TIS, IT)

5

At summer residency 1

Workshops

30

At summer residency 1

Lectures

3

At summer residency 1

Student presentations

20

At summer 1 and winter 1 residencies

Faculty presentations

3

At summer residency 1

External visits

15

Gallery excursions during summer residency

Workshops

6

Prof practice at summer 1 and winter 1 residency

Tutorial with adviser

2

face to face at summer residency

Tutorials with adviser

2

Via skype during semester 1

Critique groups

8

During summer residency 1

Critique groups

10

Via skype during semester 1

Guided independent study

15

Workshop preparation during summer residency 1

Guided independent study

15

Completing blogs - online formative assessment

Guided independent study

15

Completing reading diary for summer residency

Open Frame event

7

At summer residency: opportunity for participating in informal presentations

Guided independent study

100

Studio work during semester 1

Guided independent study

50

Studio based research during semester 1

Total

300

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hours of learning;

10 credits = 100 hours, etc)

Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Coursework

C_

A body of work

Pass/fail

1,2,3,4,5

Updated by : Sarah Bennett Date: August 2015

Approved by : Date: XX/XX/XXXX

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.

MODULE CODE: MCP502
MODULE TITLE: Creative Practice 2
CREDITS:
  30
FHEQ LEVEL: 7
JACS CODE: W100

PRE-REQUISITES: MCP501
CO-REQUISITES:  N
COMPENSATABLE:  N (if No identify programmes in notes box below)

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: (max 425 characters)
This module provides an opportunity to propose and undertake an individual or collaborative practice-related ISP (independent study project) that builds on and advances work undertaken in Creative Practice 1 (MCP 501). Students receive advisor support for their agreed research direction and theme, and develop a project through appropriate methods and approaches. Practice is developed, questioned, reflected on, and analysed collectively through dialogues, presentations, seminars and critiques.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT [Use HESA KIS definitions] see Definitions of Elements and Components of Assessment regulations

E1 (Examination)

C1 (Coursework)

Pass/Fail

P1 (Practical)

E2 (Clinical Examination)

A1 (Generic assessment)

T1 (Test)

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: MCP

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A

MODULE AIMS:       To enable students to continue to identify ideas, and extend directions and themes appropriate to Masters level enquiry and to develop and realise these ideas in an individual or collaborative project through appropriate processes, methods and approaches. To enable students to extend their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level. Students are supported in developing self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acting autonomously in planning and implementing tasks.

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)
At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

  1. propose and develop an individual or collaborative project through a study plan focused upon selected ideas, issues and directions related to practice developed inCreative Practice 1 (MCP 501)
  2. identify self-determined aims and objectives and evaluative processes
  3. develop strategies for, and undertake independent research and analysis utilising integrated critical and practical research skills into selected ideas, issues or themes within an interdisciplinary context
  4. demonstrate the ability to explore, apply and effectively utilise appropriate methods, approaches and processes in the realisation of ideas and intentions
  5. articulate the objectives, themes and research strategies for the development of practice through presentations and informed critical debate
  6. analyse, contextualise and discuss their own practice and that of others’ within a developing critical framework relating to the field of study

DATE OF APPROVAL : 30/4/2010

FACULTY/OFFICE: Art & Humanities

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION : Sep 2015

SCHOOL/PARTNER: A&M

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: XX/XX/XXXX

SEMESTER: Semester 2

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD 

Additional Guidance for Learning Outcomes:

To ensure that the module is pitched at the right level check your intended learning outcomes against the following nationally agreed standards  

 

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Items in this section must be considered annually and amended as appropriate, in conjunction with the Module Review Process. Some parts of this page may be used in the KIS return and published on the extranet as a guide for prospective students. Further details for current students should be provided in module guidance notes.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 15/16
NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 143
MODULE LEADER:
Andrew Cooks
OTHER MODULE STAFF:    

Summary of Module Content
Within this independent study module the syllabus content is determined by each participant within the parameters of the programme structures and requirements. Participants can experiment with, and revise, ideas, themes and processes and approaches initially explored in Creative Practice 1 or propose a new project. There is no expectation of producing a completed project therefore practice may be taken to full resolution or developed to provisional stage that introduces new and speculative approaches. Selected examples of relevant art practices, ideas, theories and related issues are analysed and discussed. Work in progress is presented for peer and staff discussion and evaluation, both to provide feedback, to develop presentation and research skills, and to support each student in the development and contextualisation of work.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Group meetings

3

At summer residency 2

Workshops

15

At summer residency 2

Lectures

5

At summer residency 2

Student presentations

20

At summer 2 residency

Faculty presentations

3

At summer residency 2

External visits

10

Gallery excursions during summer residency 2

Workshops

3

Prof practice at summer 2

Tutorial with adviser

2

face to face at summer residency

Tutorials with adviser

2

Via skype during semester 2

Critique groups

10

During summer residency 2

Critique groups

10

Via skype during semester 2

Guided independent study

15

Workshop preparation during summer residency 2

Guided independent study

15

Completing blogs - online formative assessment

Guided independent study

15

Completing reading diary for summer residency 2

Open Frame event

7

At summer residency: opportunity for participating in informal presentations

Guided independent study

100

Studio work during semester 2

Guided independent study

65

Studio based research during semester 2

Total

300

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hours of learning;

10 credits = 100 hours, etc)

Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Coursework

C_

A body of work

Pass/fail

1,2,3,4,5

Updated by : Sarah Bennett Date: August 2015

Approved by : Date: XX/XX/XXXX

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

 SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.

MODULE CODE: MCP503
MODULE TITLE: Critical Frameworks for Creative Practice
CREDITS:
  30
FHEQ LEVEL: 7
JACS CODE: W100
PRE-REQUISITES: N
CO-REQUISITES:  N

COMPENSATABLE:  N (if No identify programmes in notes box below)

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: (max 425 characters)
This module enables participants to identify, analyse and reformulate critical frameworks, informed by interdisciplinary perspectives, through which art practices can be conceptualised, produced and evaluated. The module provides a forum within which to examine how ideas, ideologies and values frame and inform contemporary art practices, as well as how such frames can be interrogated and challenged through the production methods and approaches of art practice.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT [Use HESA KIS definitions] see Definitions of Elements and Components of Assessment regulations

E1 (Examination)

C1 (Coursework)

Pass/Fail

P1 (Practical)

E2 (Clinical Examination)

A1 (Generic assessment)

T1 (Test)

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: MCP

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A

MODULE AIMS:       To provide a critical forum in which to examine ideas and issues relating to contemporary creative art practices and approaches; to develop an understanding of the motives, intentions and ideologies which frame and inform art practice; to develop tools of analysis and critical questioning in order to challenge such frames; to provide a foundation for the development of critical production for their practice.

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)
At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

  1. source and research a range of conceptual and critical frameworks within an interdisciplinary context
  2. identify and analyse the features of these critical frameworks in relation to the field of study
  3. independently articulate and critically discuss these frameworks in relation to selected practitioners and art practices in a piece of critical writing (research paper)
  4. develop a coherent critical framework within which to produce, conceptualise and interrogate contemporary art practices - including their own practice
  5. communicate their own developing critical position through a presentation

DATE OF APPROVAL : 30/4/2010

FACULTY/OFFICE: Art & Humanities

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION : Sep 2015

SCHOOL/PARTNER: A&M

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: XX/XX/XXXX

SEMESTER: Semester 1

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD 

Additional Guidance for Learning Outcomes:

To ensure that the module is pitched at the right level check your intended learning outcomes against the following nationally agreed standards

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Items in this section must be considered annually and amended as appropriate, in conjunction with the Module Review Process. Some parts of this page may be used in the KIS return and published on the extranet as a guide for prospective students. Further details for current students should be provided in module guidance notes. 

ACADEMIC YEAR: 15/16
NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 143
MODULE LEADER:
Andrew Cooks
OTHER MODULE STAFF:   

Summary of Module Content
Through advisor-led seminars, artist’s talks and exhibition visits a range of critical frameworks, informed by interdisciplinary perspectives, are introduced, examined, analysed and interrogated. Students undertake research into the critical framing of selected relevant practices and articulate their findings through presentations to the group and a piece of critical writing (research paper) in order to begin to develop the critical foundations for their own practice and to understand the positioning of their own practice in contemporary cultural contexts.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Seminars

15

At summer residency 1

Student presentations

20

At summer 1 and winter 1 residencies

Lectures

3

At summer residency 1

Tutorials with adviser

2

Via skype

Guided independent study

10

Completing blogs - online formative assessment

Guided independent study

10

Completing reading diary for summer residency

External visits

5

Gallery excursions during winter 1 residency

Guided independent study

85

Research/reading etc

Guided independent study

150

Writing

Total

300

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hours of learning;

10 credits = 100 hours, etc)

Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Coursework

C_

A body of work

Pass/fail

1,2,3,4,5

Updated by : Sarah Bennett Date: August 2015

Approved by : Date: XX/XX/XXXX

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.

MODULE CODE: MCP504
MODULE TITLE:
Synthesis
CREDITS:  30
FHEQ
LEVEL: 7
JACS CODE: W100
PRE-REQUISITES: N
CO-REQUISITES:  N
COMPENSATABLE:  N (if No identify programmes in notes box below)

 SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: (max 425 characters)
The module seeks to continue the principle of critical practice or embedding theory in practice. It requires students to produce critical writing (a research paper) in support of their practice based ISP and articulate their proposal for the MFA Projec

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT [Use HESA KIS definitions] see Definitions of Elements and Components of Assessment regulations

E1 (Examination)

C1 (Coursework)

Pass/Fail

P1 (Practical)

E2 (Clinical Examination)

A1 (Generic assessment)

T1 (Test)

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: MCP
Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A

 

MODULE AIMS:         
To develop a critical understanding of the field, through practical and critical contextual work.
To enable critical analyse, contextualisation and reflection onindividual and/or collaborative work,
To introduce generic academic research skills and methods.
To develop strategies to support a critical framework for research and project development.
To provide a foundation for the development of critical production for future work. 

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)
At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

  1. Produce, through a synthesis of critical theory, practice and writing
  2. Critically analyse, contextualise and reflect on their individual and/or collaborative work
  3. Employ a range of research methods and integrated critical and practical research skills. 
  4. Engage critically with research and development strategies from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
  5. Present a coherent strategy for the further development of individual and/or collaborative practice in a written MFA Project Proposa

DATE OF APPROVAL : 30/4/2010

FACULTY/OFFICE: Art & Humanities

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION : Sep 2015

SCHOOL/PARTNER: A&M

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: XX/XX/XXXX

SEMESTER: Semester 2

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

Additional Guidance for Learning Outcomes:

To ensure that the module is pitched at the right level check your intended learning outcomes against the following nationally agreed standards

 

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD 

SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Items in this section must be considered annually and amended as appropriate, in conjunction with the Module Review Process. Some parts of this page may be used in the KIS return and published on the extranet as a guide for prospective students. Further details for current students should be provided in module guidance notes.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 15/16
NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 143
MODULE LEADER:
Andrew Cooks
OTHER MODULE STAFF:    

Summary of Module Content
Students are expected to develop an informed sense of their own practice in this module. It continues the principle of critical practice or embedding theory in practice building upon other modules. Students are asked to undertake a literature search, analyse, reflect upon and contextualise their own practice, and prepare research and development materials towards an ambitious MFA Project. Students hold a seminar to disseminate their findings and produce a written MFA Project proposal that articulates their interdisciplinary thinking. In support of this, a discursive workshop in research methods will cover a variety ways of ‘knowing’ – from activities of ‘making’ to more conventional academic (qualitative and quantitative) distinctions between the fields of art and science. The module introduces an interdisciplinary field of inquiry and practice, and students will begin to formulate ideas towards future work. For all MFA students it is expected that the work for this module will form part of the research and development stage of the project including the development of a MFA Project Proposal. It will contribute key references, early thinking towards written work (bibliography, etc) and background thinking towards the practical aspects.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Student presentations

15

At summer residency 2

Seminars

5

At summer residency 2

Lectures

3

At summer residency 2

Faculty presentations

3

At summer residency 2

Open Frame event

7

At summer residency: opportunity for participating in informal presentations

Tutorials with adviser

2

Via skype

Guided independent study

15

Completing blogs - online formative assessment

Guided independent study

15

Completing reading diary for summer 2 residency

External visits

10

Gallery excursions during summer 2 residency

Guided independent study

75

Research/reading etc

Guided independent study

150

Proposal writing

Total

300

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hours of learning;

10 credits = 100 hours, etc)

Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Coursework

C_

A body of work

Pass/fail

1,2,3,4,5

Updated by : Sarah Bennett Date: August 2015

Approved by : Date: XX/XX/XXXX

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.

MODULE CODE: MCP505
MODULE TITLE: MFA Project Part 1
CREDITS:
 60
FHEQ
LEVEL: 7
JACS CODE: W100
PRE-REQUISITES: PGDip or equivalent
CO-REQUISITES:  N

COMPENSATABLE:  N (if No identify programmes in notes box below)

 SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: (max 425 characters)
This independent study module provides an opportunity commence and develop an individual and/or collaborative MFA Project from a study plan that is written and presented in MCP 504. Within the framework of defined programme learning outcomes and self-negotiated aims, objectives and methods, participants commence the development a project on a selected issue or theme, underpinned by relevant research, analysis, theoretical framing, and critical reflection.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT [Use HESA KIS definitions] see Definitions of Elements and Components of Assessment regulations

E1 (Examination)

C1 (Coursework)

Pass/Fail

P1 (Practical)

E2 (Clinical Examination)

A1 (Generic assessment)

T1 (Test)

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: MCP

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A

MODULE AIMS:         
To enable students to explore ideas and intentions through commencing an MFA project, effectively testing appropriate research methods, approaches and media, and informed by an understanding and application of contemporary theories and practices. Group dialogues and critiques provide a forum for undertaking, questioning and presenting research, and for sustained analysis, critical reflection and evaluation at a developmental stage. 

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)

  1. utilise a range of research methods and integrated practical and/or critical research skills to independently develop an MFA Project within an interdisciplinary context
  2. begun to realise intentions individually and/or collaboratively in preparation for a coherently conceived project to be disseminated in MCP 506
  3. present provisional outcomes through critically considered and speculative strategies for presentation
  4. test a clear conceptual, contextual and critical framework for the MFA Project informed by interdisciplinary perspectives and critically engaged practices
  5. critically reflect upon and evaluate practice against negotiated aims and objectives at a formative stage of the MFA Project.

DATE OF APPROVAL : 30/4/2010

FACULTY/OFFICE: Art & Humanities

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION : Sep 2015

SCHOOL/PARTNER: A&M

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: XX/XX/XXXX

SEMESTER: Semester 1

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

Additional Guidance for Learning Outcomes:

To ensure that the module is pitched at the right level check your intended learning outcomes against the following nationally agreed standards

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD 

 SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Items in this section must be considered annually and amended as appropriate, in conjunction with the Module Review Process. Some parts of this page may be used in the KIS return and published on the extranet as a guide for prospective students. Further details for current students should be provided in module guidance notes. 

ACADEMIC YEAR: 15/16
NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 143
MODULE LEADER:
Andrew Cooks
OTHER MODULE STAFF:    

Summary of Module Content
In this independent study module, which builds on practice and research undertaken in the PGDip stage, the syllabus content is determined by each participant in negotiation with advisors and with reference to the study plan for MCP 504. Presentations, critiques, and advisor meetings provide a critical forum and testing ground through dialogues and debates about ideas, issues, research strategies, presentation and work in progress. Students use critical feedback, analysis and self-evaluation to develop practice and texts. Networks for the exchange of ideas, information, sources and resources will be established by the participating students and staff, and through the research foci of the members

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Group meetings

3

At summer residency 2

Seminars

10

At summer residency 2

Workshops

15

At summer residency 2

Lectures

3

At winter residency 2

Student presentations

30

At winter residency 2

Faculty presentations

3

At summer residency 2

External visits

10

Gallery excursions during winter residency 2

Workshops

6

Prof practice at winter 2 residency

Tutorial with advisers

4

face to face at summer residency 2

Tutorials with advisers

4

Via skype during semester 1 (3)

Critique groups

10

Via skype during semester 1 (3)

Guided independent study

15

Workshop preparation during summer residency 2

Guided independent study

15

Completing blogs - online formative assessment

Guided independent study

15

Completing reading diary for summer residency

Exhibition presentations

7

Participating in discussion with graduating students at summer residency 2

Guided independent study

150

MFA project research during semester 1 (3)

Guided independent study

150

Studio work during semester 1 (3)

Guided independent study

150

Writing during semester 1 (3)

Total

600

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hours of learning;

10 credits = 100 hours, etc)

Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Coursework

C_

A body of work

Pass/fail

1,2,3,4,5

Updated by : Sarah Bennett Date: August 2015

Approved by : Date: XX/XX/XXXX

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

SECTION A: DEFINITIVE MODULE RECORD. Proposed changes must be submitted via Faculty Quality Procedures for approval and issue of new module code.

MODULE CODE: MCP506
MODULE TITLE: MFA Project Part 2 
CREDITS:
  60
FHEQ LEVEL: 7
JACS CODE: W100
PRE-REQUISITES:
PGDip or equivalent
CO-REQUISITES:  N
COMPENSATABLE:  N (if No identify programmes in notes box below)

 SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: (max 425 characters)
This independent study module provides an opportunity to produce and complete an individual and/or collaborative MFA Project. Within the framework of defined programme outcomes participants create work on a selected issue or theme, underpinned by relevant research, analysis, theoretical framing, and critical reflection, and disseminated in an appropriate form.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT [Use HESA KIS definitions] see Definitions of Elements and Components of Assessment regulations

E1 (Examination)

C1 (Coursework)

Pass/Fail

P1 (Practical)

E2 (Clinical Examination)

A1 (Generic assessment)

T1 (Test)

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: MCP

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A

MODULE AIMS:         
To enable students to realise ideas and intentions through a completed creative MFA Project, effectively deploying appropriate research methods, approaches, media and dissemination, and informed by an understanding and application of contemporary theories and practices. Group dialogues and critiques provide a forum for undertaking, questioning and presenting research, and for sustained analysis, critical reflection and evaluation leading to a final presentation of the MFA Project. 

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: (additional guidance below)

  1. utilise a range of research methods and integrated practical and/or critical research skills to independently develop an MFA Project within an interdisciplinary context
  2. realise intentions individually and/or collaboratively through a coherently conceived project
  3. present outcomes through critically considered and developed strategies for dissemination
  4. articulate a clear conceptual, contextual and critical framework for the MFA Project informed by interdisciplinary perspectives and critically engaged practices
  5. critically reflect upon and evaluate practice against self-determined aims and objective

DATE OF APPROVAL : 30/4/2010

FACULTY/OFFICE: Art & Humanities

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION : Sep 2015

SCHOOL/PARTNER: A&M

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: XX/XX/XXXX

SEMESTER: Semester 2

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD

Additional Guidance for Learning Outcomes:

To ensure that the module is pitched at the right level check your intended learning outcomes against the following nationally agreed standards

 

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY MODULE RECORD 

SECTION B: DETAILS OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
Items in this section must be considered annually and amended as appropriate, in conjunction with the Module Review Process. Some parts of this page may be used in the KIS return and published on the extranet as a guide for prospective students. Further details for current students should be provided in module guidance notes.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 15/16
NATIONAL COST CENTRE: 143
MODULE LEADER:
Andrew Cooks
OTHER MODULE STAFF:    

Summary of Module Content
In this independent study module, which builds on practice and research undertaken in the PGDip stage and MCP 505, the syllabus content is determined by each participant in negotiation with advisors and with reference to the study plan for MCP 504 and also in relation to work developed in MCP 505. Presentations, critiques, and advisor meetings provide a critical forum and testing ground through dialogues and debates about ideas, issues, research strategies and work in progress. Students use critical feedback, analysis and self-evaluation to develop practice and texts, and appropriate methods of dissemination. Networks for the exchange of ideas, information, sources and resources will be established by the participating students and staff, and through the research of its members.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions}

Scheduled Activities

Hours

Comments/Additional Information

Group meetings

3

At summer residency 3

Seminars

15

At summer residency 3

Workshops

30

At summer residency 3

Lectures

3

At summer residency 3

Student presentations

30

At summer residency 3

Faculty presentations

3

At summer residency 3

External visits

10

Gallery excursions during summer residency 3

Workshops

5

Prof practice at summer residency 3

Tutorials with advisers

6

Via skype during semester 2 (4)

Critique groups

10

During summer residency 3

Critique groups

10

Via skype during semester 2 (4)

Guided independent study

15

Workshop preparation during summer residency 2

Guided independent study

20

Completing blogs - online formative assessment

Guided independent study

15

Completing reading diary for summer residency

Exhibitions

15

At summer residency 3

Guided independent study

100

MFA project research during semester 2

Guided independent study

150

Studio work during semester 2 (4)

Guided independent study

150

Writing during semester 2 (4)

Guided independent study

20

Disseminating MFA project during semester 2 (4)

Total

600

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hours of learning;

10 credits = 100 hours, etc)

Category

Element

Component Name

Component weighting

Comments Include links to learning objectives

Coursework

C_

A body of work

Pass/fail

1,2,3,4,5

Updated by : Sarah Bennett Date: August 2015

Approved by : Date: XX/XX/XXXX