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ARTS8057 - Independent Practice Proposal

Title:Independent Practice Proposal
Long Title:Independent Practice Proposal
Module Code:ARTS8057
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Catherine Fehily
Module Author: ALBERT WALSH
Module Description: This module involves students in generating an effective and detailed plan for independent photographic practice. Students are required to critically analyse the issues, themes and directions emerging in their personal practice and are required to generate a brief from which to work. Students are asked to reflect on, accept and adopt the responsibilities and work practices involved in independent practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 outline effective approaches to visual enquiry, critical and analytical research and rigorous planning in preparation for independent practice.
LO2 critically analyse the issues, themes and directions emerging in their own practice.
LO3 identify the concepts, issues and practices encountered through their own research and practical work.
LO4 generate a detailed plan for the independent practice, clearly outlining the project aims and project schedule.
LO5 adopt the responsibilities and work practices involved in independent practice.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Work Analysis
Critical analysis of the issues, themes and directions emerging in personal photography practice. Applying critical theory to the student's own photography work. Critical and analytical appraisal of other photographic images.
Proposal for Independent Practice
Generating a project brief. Independent research techniques. Planning an efficient workflow through the stages of research, pre-production, production and post-production. Planning the presentation of the work.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Written and visual analysis of the issues, themes and directions emerging from their own practice along with the Project Brief. 1,2,3,4,5 100.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Group supervision of the personal work analysis and the generation of the proposal 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) research and development 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Forsyth, P. 2016, How to Write Reports and Proposals (Creating Success), Kogan Page [ISBN: 978-074947573]
  • Fox, A. and Caruana, N. 2012, Behind the Image: research in photography, AVA Academia [ISBN: 9782940411665]
  • Ibach, H. 2009, How to Write an Inspired Creative Brief, iUniverse [ISBN: 9781450249874]
  • Owens, J. 2017, Video Production Handbook, 6th Ed., Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 9781315530567]
  • Salkeld, R. 2017, Reading Photographs: An Introduction to the Theory and Meaning of Images, Bloomsbury Publishing [ISBN: 9781350034044]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • La Grange, A. 2013, Basic Critical Theory for Photographers, Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 9781136090134]
  • Rothauer, D 2018, Vision & Strategy, Birkhäuser [ISBN: 978-303561492]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HPHNM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography with New Media 7 Mandatory

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