Modules of Study
This stage enables students to explore and evaluate their existing knowledge base; to evaluate the technical, conceptual and contextual frameworks of their previous research and practice. It will offer an opportunity to debate generic and specific material. Learning activities will promote a questioning approach to research and learning.
- Introduction to reflective practice
- Introduction to research and study skills
- Introduction to the critical context of contemporary practice
- Individual tutorials / workshop inductions / seminars / peer presentations
This stage encourages students to reflect upon previous learning experiences and to generate potential lines of future research. Students will engage in activities that develop critical thinking and scholarly activity; peer learning is encouraged to support the making of a Personal Development Plan. Learning activities provide a focus for reflection and development.
- Personal manifesto
- Research and practice (defining avenues of research)
- The critical context of contemporary practice
- Targeting Masters programmes
- Individual tutorials/ specialist area studio practice / seminars / peer presentations
This stage asks students to act upon a Development Plan; to justify approaches and methodology in relation to negotiated learning objectives. Students will produce evidence of scholarly activity and research. Learning activities promote individual practice and research. It is anticipated that work undertaken during this period will form the platform for research/study on a Masters Programme.
- Final major project with critical appraisal
- Independent learning and advanced scholarly activity
- Employing Personal Development Plans
- Establishing new working practices
- Individual tutorials/ specialist area studio practice/ seminars/ peer presentations