Critical Theory 3: Dissertation


The aim of this module is to enable the learner to chart their own path through the terrain of contemporary visual art and/or design through the Critical Essay format. CT4: Thesis has four main elements: a thesis investigating a topic in the field of art and design, seminar workshops on thesis preparation, a seminar series based on individual thesis topics and one-to-one tutorials. Learners are encouraged to select a topic that has a significant relationship to their current studio practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Determine a suitable topic for investigation within contemporary art and design practice.

  2. Demonstrate research skills and methodology in the location and accessing of appropriate information through libraries, electronic databases and other resources.

  3. Develop analytical and critical skills through the consideration of written texts and visual artefacts

  4. To complete a research project through the written word, taking it through the proposal, planning, literature review, drafting and editing stages to completion

  5. Generate a considered argument, logically structuring relevant evidence in support of the case being made applying standard methods of citation and bibliography.

  6. Deliver a Seminar Presentation of research to peers using current online visual and textual presentation tools.

  7. To develop further core presentation skills and engage constructively with the audience

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