Sculpture, Ceramics, Digital and Time-Based Media - Studio Practice 3


This module is designed to significantly build on the students understanding and application of a range of technical and conceptual aspects of Sculpture, Ceramics, Digital and Time Based media and practices. Students will develop and apply sophisticated understandings of sculptural, ceramic, digital, time based, and contextual approaches to art making.

In the process, students will be challenged to explore visual research methodologies and conceptual themes, in conjunction with experimentation across a range of materials and techniques within their dedicated, self directed and evolving studio practices. As such, a focus is placed on understandings of relationships between concept, content, and process.

Students will be directed towards enquiry that opens the potential for engagement with content and narrative that can be suggested through direct engagement with objects, materials, processes, imagery and actions in time and space. In the process, students will engage with both physical and virtual space, using traditional and new media.

The student will be required to design methodologies that enable them to deeply engage with relevant information and thematic resonances that emerge from and stimulate their activities. They will explore relationships between form, space, time, material, process, society and context. Thematics will be given to direct such enquiry to reflect pertinent concerns within historical and contemporary art practices. For example; environment, landscape, territory, object, memory, body, identity, context, society, relationality, narrative, consumerism, time. These thematic approaches present opportunities to research an extensive range of possibilities inherent in the relationships between distinct areas and explore how they are invariably interwoven through nuances of meaning and synthesis of  sculptural, ceramic, digital-media, time-based and contextual practices.

The crossing of concept and content with material and multi media processes will deepen the students engagement with the conditions and wide range of contemporary art practices, as students will observe and explore how content can be addressed within a multitude of instances and genres.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an ability to observe, research and develop ideas through drawing/notebooks, lens/time-based imagery and material manipulation in response to conceptual and technical challenges provoked by project briefs.

  2. Record and document relevant contemporary artists and research their applied practices and contexts, while collating such research material within applied strategies in the design of material, conceptual, time based and contextual solutions to specified projects.

  3. Demonstrate a responsibility towards self-directed learning and an evolving understanding of contemporary art concepts, practices and skills through the development of individual evolving visual language.

  4. Contribute to peer dialogue, group critiques, seminars, symposia and other cultural events, with particular empathy for the thematic content.

  5. Apply all safe workshop practices and an awareness of all health and safety protocols.

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