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Open Art is designed to introduce, familiarise and induct students into workshops and labs within the School of Art. Students undertake 2x6 week block classes in programmes, workshops and labs other than their designated studio. Practical and conceptual lines of enquiry are examined through set projects in classes and workshops. This subject offers students the opportunity for an immersive, experiential exploration of concepts through a range of traditional and new media technologies. Classes and workshops will offer students relevant practical information designed to stimulate and develop technical skills and diverse modes of enquiry. Projects are designed to complement and underpin individual studio-based research in the first year of study.
Students enrolling in Open Art will (via the student portals online class registration process) choose 2 different studio areas outside of their own studio discipline. It is important to both enrol and register as soon as possible. The selectives will only run if registration numbers are sufficient. Additionally, please note that registration quotas apply to each selective, to maximise the studio immersion.
Block choices change annually, with more detailed information about each selective being made available to students on School and Department noticeboards.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject should enable students to:
- pursue new and unfamiliar modes of artistic enquiry;
- increase confidence to undertake experimental technical/artistic approaches in developing set projects;
- gain early understanding of ways to approach basic levels of artistic research;
- develop confidence in the articulation of ideas and critical analysis of work produced;
- develop time management strategies in response to set deadlines;
- understand approaches to professional presentation of projects;
- stimulate and expand modes of practice and enquiry.
On completing this subject students should be able to:
• demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
• demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
• demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
• work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
• demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
• understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society
Last updated: 25 July 2020