Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||THESIS|
|Course Unit Code||MFA517|
|Course Unit Details||MA Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (Masters Dissertation) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||30|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents||Preparatory work for the Dissertation begins during the First semester of studies through module MID501: Research Methods where students are asked to present research and a written proposal for approval. The proposal for the thesis is expected to be a transition from the studio practice I and 2 in the fall semester in which a significant body of work has been developed and discussed with a team of advisors. |
Students are exposed to a series of lectures organised within the university. These cover important topics within the context of the course and are designed to act as useful guidelines for their initial ideas regarding the written proposal. Students are also expected to attend a number of events in the public domain relating to their area of interest. Students then have the opportunity to work with a suitable tutor/advisor who can offer insight and advice during the progress of the thesis. The written work contributes up to 30 percent towards the final grade. A selection of practical work of high quality will be exhibited in a final degree show within the premises of the university and that will cover the remaining 70 percent.
Dissertation is expected to be developed during the 3rd semester for full time students and during the 4th and 5th for part time students.
The MA Thesis – both written and visual part - must be submitted in three copies, 15 days before the examination period of the semester.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||Teaching for this course consists of individual academic supervision given over the semester. Students are obliged to select an academic advisor and meet regularly with throughout the semester. Student centered practical work, personal research, realization and manipulation in project work. The use of personal tutorials is an important and integral part of the teaching methodology.|
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|Language of instruction||English|