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ARTD6135 Contemporary Fine Art Final Project

Module Overview

In preparation for professional practice or further academic study this module enables you to fully realise your individual art practice at a professional level, through the creation of an ambitious solo exhibition. Through your art practice you will consolidate the research and creative production skills you have acquired during the course and produce a fully resolved exhibition of your art. Your work will be informed by in-depth critical knowledge of those aspects of contemporary art most relevant to the development of your work. Your art practice will be complimented by seminars focused on professional practice in relation to options for your life beyond WSA.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • presenting your ideas in an appropriate discipline-specific, professional manner;
  • an informed and selected professional critical context for your work;
  • systematic insight of contemporary Fine Art processes relevant to professional practice;
  • a range of contemporary contexts relevant to design/Fine art in the global creative industries.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • analyse and apply judgments in relation to the creative realisation of your ideas in a variety of professional contexts;
  • select and apply relevant concepts, materials and methods for the advanced development of your work;
  • analyse and solve creative and complex problems;
  • recognise your own academic strengths and weaknesses, reflecting on your performance and progress and be able to respond to feedback.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • take responsibility for your own learning development and academic integrity;
  • demonstrate ability to work effectively individually to develop projects and solve problems in innovative and creative ways;
  • evidence the ability to successfully manage and complete an independent project.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • communicate complex visual and conceptual ideas effectively, and apply critical judgements to all levels of your work;
  • research independently and demonstrate self-direction;
  • appreciate and evaluate the relevance and importance of the ideas of others.


The aim of this module is to facilitate a focused period of independent art-work, in theory and practice, which leads to the professional presentation of your art work for assessment. The module provides a context to synthesise your learning and skills development in art, consolidating the work at a professional level. Through this module you will have established and explored, in increasingly ambitious ways, the scope and focus of your ideas allied to appropriate working methodologies. You will independently demonstrate, in practice and in theory, your ability to conceive and execute an exhibition of your contemporary art-work, at a fully professional level.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: • Tutor guidance • Professional practice seminars Learning activities include: • Peer group learning • Independent study

Independent Study580
Total study time600

Resources & Reading list

Module Resources. There is no specific reading list for this module. Reading and research is student-specific: self-directed. It is not set by staff. However, staff may make recommendations in relation to the specifics of your project.





MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio with supporting report 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio with supporting report 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the mandatory/additional reading text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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