A structured approach to developing visual and critical research skills to inform and create your own artistic response to a set brief. From an initial idea, use drawing, mapping, primary and secondary sources, reflection, and review, to find your focus enquiry and final artwork. You will be given guidance on how to present and review the work.
Course content includes videos, slide presentations and PDFs with clear guidance given on the tasks to complete each week, and the date to complete the work. Students share developing work via Padlet and receive feedback.
By the end of the course, you will have a list of sources, have identified relevant artists, influencers, lines of enquiry and completed a project plan. You will have presented and received feedback on work in progress, and direction to complete your final piece of work and how it may be presented. You will have gained confidence in independent study, identified subjects and materials that focus your practice. The final piece will then be submitted in your course portfolio for feedback including your project plan, the work, and a summary statement.
The course is released on Canvas on the start date giving you access to the first self-study module and course information. There is no live session on this date. The live sessions with tutor/s take place on Zoom on the following dates:
26th January – 10am – 12pm*: Student presentations
2nd February – 10am – 12pm*: Group tutorial
9th February – 30 minute individual tutorial, times will be confirmed on the course Canvas page.
* with larger groups sessions are longer and could extend up to 12.30pm
WEEK 1 INTRODUCTION, STARTING POINTS, REFLECTION, MAPPING
WEEK 2 CONTEXTUAL RESEARCH & STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
WEEK 3 VISUAL RESEARCH & GROUP TUTORIALS
WEEK 4 DEVELOP THE WORK WITH INDIVIDUAL TUTORIALS
WEEK 5 REFINE & RESOLVE
WEEK 6 SUBMIT WORK FOR FEEDBACK