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SCUL311 is a year long course with specific emphasis on the development of practice based research within the studio context, and will afford the student the opportunity to develop a large-scale body of studio work. In the first semester, students will be assigned the broad framework for a project and a set of loosely prescribed outcomes in which to define a course an individual study. In the second semester, students will negotiate a wholly individual course of study with their studio lecturer in the form of a Directed Research Proposal (DRP.)
Students who pass SCUL311 will: 1. Have a basic understanding of the nuances of practice based/led research, and of how and why practice in a specific discipline can generate and disseminate knowledge back into the discipline;2. Understand how to engage in primary and secondary research specifically for the purposes of project-based and practice-led research;3. Know how to frame, propose, manage and develop a medium-scale practice-based/led research project;4. Know how to research, frame and articulate a considered critical context in relation to ones developing practice and/or specific projects;5. Have a broad understanding of precedents—both historical and contemporary—for sculptors engaging in practitioner-initiated, speculative and critical practices;6. Have an understanding of selected materials, processes and techniques and how these inform the making of sculpture.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $5,651.00
International fee $27,975.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 12
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