This unit extends your experience into the professional sphere, either through a practical project, research context, exchange, work experience or other negotiated professional set of interactions with an external partner, groups of students and creative industry. Projects and placements take place in a set network of art, design and media organisations in the region, but can also be arranged by individual students if based on similar frameworks of professional development and experience. The PDP also takes place in this unit.
Practice 2 Art: Painting
Driven and focused on the development of your practice through the realisation of a comprehensive and coherent body of work, this unit builds upon the previous Practice 1 unit and provides an opportunity to sustain the development of practice over a concentrated period of time. Within this unit you will engage in current debates on painting and the histories from which they emerge. You will be expected to resolve a comprehensive understanding of your practice, its place in relation to the wider discourse and the potential professionalization and sustainability of future practice.
Culture & Context
This unit offers focussed opportunity for you to extend and enhance your practice by including working in a wider art and design research community. The study of the cultural and critical contexts of art and design practice is vital to any student of the creative disciplines, this unit will develop your abilities to contextualise your practice through one of a series of themes addressing contemporary issue in art and design.
In previous years, themes have included:
- Contested Territories
- Health & Wellbeing
- Negotiated Study
- Space & Context
- Digital Futures
- Writing Research & Funding Proposals
- Images And Archives
- Art & Science Stories
Theme options may vary each year.
Practice 1 Art: Painting, Working Synopsis and Development
Practice driven, the unit is focused on the analysis, reappraisal and development of your existing practice in relation to painting.You will be encouraged to question the boundaries of your painting practice, identify and explore new concepts and approaches, negotiated through an individual Working Synopsis. The unit is informed by the School of Art's international research strengths in Painting and will engage with national and international research agendas.