Title: Circuits of Dissemination
Credits: 10read more »
Circuits of Dissemination provides students with critical and professional skills to bring their work to the attention of relevant publics and to present their work professionally across different media. Circuits for the promotion and distribution of work and practice are considered, and strategies of dissemination, including modes of documentation, the use of online platforms, social media, publications and self-publication are explored. Students will receive instruction in the use of technology and applications to facilitate these undertakings. Live presentation methods will be covered, with opportunities for students to develop their presentation skills in a supportive peer-group context. The module will provide the student with critical and professional skills to bring their work to the attention of relevant publics and to present their work professionally across different media.
Title: Critical Impulses: A Genealogy of Practice
Credits: 20read more »
Critical Impulses; a Genealogy of Social Practice examines some of the critical impulses in social practice, traced through historical and contemporary moments. This exploration helps students to situate the critical impulses of their own practice, and to confidently articulate that position.
The module uses the metaphor of field and map as a way to organise knowledge and inquiry, sketching a broad outline of the territory of Social Practice for the purpose of orientation.
Title: Documentation: Critical Reflection and Evaluation of Major Project
Credits: 15read more »
Documentation: Critical Reflection and Evaluation of Major Project relates to the documented reflection and evaluation of the Major Project. Students will apply research methods covered in Module 1, 2, 3 and 4. This reflection and evaluation will typically use the format of an action project, where the intervention/designed work/situation/collaborative piece or other forms of project provokes a change which is then critically evaluated by the student producing a reflective portfolio. Which may include:
- a written text
- a catalogue
- reflective diaries
- social media formats of documentation
- other documentary works, including sound, image, video etc.
Title: Major Project
Credits: 30read more »
Social Practice: Major Project. In this practice based module students are requested to apply their learning to date through direct creative involvement in a social context. Each student will establish a creative and critical relationship with a chosen social context as a site for exchange, provocation, investigation or civic engagement. Prior to this module, students are expected to familiarise themselves with their student handbook which clearly sets out the roles and responsibilities of all partners in the major project. Through all their mediation with the public, students will be guided in best practice and coached in negotionating agreements with agencies and communities, especially in complex or challenging situations. Students are requested to examine and employ the theories and practices explored in earlier modules, in order to conceptualise and structure a major self directed project. The project should reach a resolution within the timeframe of the course.
The form of practice adopted by the students will be developed by the individual’s active research and project choice; they may use various forms, methods, and approaches as the situation dictates; any combination might be used with the intention of creating significant engagement and/or commentary, investigation, exploration, experimentation, agency, activation, reportage/documentation/witness of the site, context or situation. It is essential part of the process that each student be aware of the boundaries of engagement and is responsible and sensitive to any individuals, groups or social contexts involved.
Drawing attention to the professional characteristics of the process, each student must present a working project management plan on their concept and the situation. This will illustrate where appropriate, contextual information, working methodologies, time management, project resources, documentation strategies, funds management, technical planning, project contracts and so forth.
The module will ascertain the students’ ability to pursue Social Practice as an independent cultural producer/facilitator. The module is delivered through workshops, tutorials and group critique sessions.
Title: Voices from the Field
Credits: 15read more »
Voices from the Field focuses on the interactions of the creative practitioner with broader community of practices. It also explores research techniques and methodologies relevant to post-graduate students. It introduces graduates to the disciplines, practices, languages and practices appropriated in socially engaged art, and gives an overview on the administrative, legal and planning aspects of working within defined space. It offers students the chance to explore and analyse the nature of experience, ethics and vernacular exchange.