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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MA Art and Design: Studio Practice (2014 and 2015 entry)

Academic Year: 2016/17

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts - pre 2017
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA / PGDip / PGCert
Programme title ART AND DESIGN: STUDIO PRACTICE
Programme code ACPT01, ACPT02
Length of programme 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time by negotiation
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/arts/art-design-studio-practice/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:28:19 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop in students a range of advanced conceptual, practical and professional skills that will enable them to realise their creative aspirations.
  • To extend students’ conceptual thinking and research skills in order to consolidate their individual practice.
  • To enhance the practice of art and design, through increased acquaintance with historical precedents, contemporary practice, and emerging technologies.
  • To enable a critical synthesis between intellectual understanding and technical skill.
  • To instil in students the ability to articulate sophisticated ideas visually, verbally and in writing.
  • To enable students to identify their own personal direction and understand their role within the industry and the community.
  • To develop students' awareness and knowledge of the professional and ethical context within their discipline.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • Art and Design Benchmark Statement
  • SEEC Level Descriptors
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

K1 Deploy current theoretical and methodological approaches.

K2 Engage the major concepts, values and debates in art and design practice.

K3 Interpret ideas in specialised fields of study, both verbally and in writing.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1  Conceptualise and critically develop abstract ideas in response to existing  theoretical, methodological or practical concerns.

C2  Systematically use advanced problem solving, research and enquiry to address signifcant issues within their practice.

C3  Synthesise ideas and apply knowledge in unfamiliar contexts to generate innovative and transformative solutions.

C4  Anaylse and evaluate complex, incomplete or contradictory data as part of the creative process.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

P1  Adapt analogue and digital approaches to produce advanced quality art and/or design work.

P2  Perform autonomously to improve personal practice against sectoral best practice.

P3  Demonstrate team working and organisational ability to realise goals.

P4  Consider and incorporate an ethical dimension to practice through negotiation.

c. Key transferable skills:

T1  On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to :

T2  Reflect on and adapt own actions to connect and improve known and unknown situations.

T3  Maintain and refine effective visual, verbal and written communication.

T4  Exploit relevant research literature and other sources of primary and secondary information.

4. Programme structure

To be eligible for consideration for these awards, students must obtain appopriate credit from the following compulsory modules:

Compulsory modules account for a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 and 120 credits in Semester 2 which includes the Final Project during the summer, making a total of the required weighting of 180 credits overall. 

Semester 1

SAP001

Proposing Practice

15

SAP002

Situating Practice

15

SAP006

Research Methodologies:  Art and Design

30

Semester 2

SAP203

Final Project:  Rehearsal

30

SAP004

Exploring Materials Processes and Techniques

30

Summer

SAP009

Final Project

60

 4.2   The above modules are offered on a full-time and part-time basis

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI and additional requirements stated within these regulations.

5.2 With the approval of the School of the Arts, English and Drama candidates may obtain not more than 60 credits, either from postgraduate programmes of the University, or, with the approval of Senate, from advanced degree studies or their equivalent at another higher education institution in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

5.3 For the award of MA candidates must obtain 180 module credits

5.4 All taught modules will be assessed on the basis of coursework

5.5 A candidate will normally be permitted to proceed to the Final Project after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.6 In accordance with the Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in a special assessment period.

5.7 Any student failing to meet the requirements for achieving credit in a module has the automatic right of reassessment on one occasion only. Candidates who have a right of reassessment in a module can opt for reassessment at an earlier date than that of the next routine assessment of the module with the agreement of the programme coordinator.

5.8 Subject to the approval of the Dean of the School module SAP009  may be undertaken either at Loughborough University or at Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) in Singapore. Students who undertake this module in Singapore will be jointly supervised by staff from Loughborough University and NAFA.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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