Tuesday, 6 May 2014

CoP 3 Introduction

An academic module , designed to assess your intellectual engagement and theoretical understanding of your creative practice

An individually driven, synthesised research project with interrelated practical and written elements.

CoP 3 is not
a dissertation
An academic module unrelated to studio practice
(make it relevant to you !)(and studio practice)
The same on ever course

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge and Understanding (6A1)
  • Cognitive Skills (6B1)
  • Practical and Professional Skills (C1)
  • Key Transferable Skills (project management) (6D1)
  • Synthesises (6A4) (most credited!)
All the component parts of the project engaging in one complex, dynamic process
Informed engagement
The realisation of theory in, and through, practice

CoP3 Proposal form

kickstarts the module
makes you consider all aspects of your project in detail
allows feedback before summer
can download from CoP2 on studio

submit to drop box
try to be as concise as possible for targeted feedback
clear and detailed as possible

Subjects already undertaken
(Cop1 & Cop2)
Title or what your project is looking at

Aim and/or objective 
try to define the subject
be specific as possible
(this is not concrete)

What factors sit 'behind' your chosen subject
Historical, social, political, technological, economic, and other factors influenced it ?

Who are the key figures within my chosen subject ?
designers,photographers, philosophers, theorists, artists

Are there any dominant or prevailing attitudes that inform my subject ?

Is my subject culturally specific ? If so, how ?

What approach will you take and what processes, methods, materials and tools are to be involved in research into your practice ? 

What sort of questions will you ask ? Why? What is your angle ? Why ?

a systematic/logical manner
the science of method

some methodologies:
communication theory
discourse analysis
data collection
participant observation 
queer theory 
gender studies
empirical investigation

in choosing one you are rejecting the other angles/ possibilities
what is your angle why have you chosen it

philosophy about the relevant worth of knowledge 
making an epistemological decision

Research conducted 'through' practice
set up as a process, a form of primary practice based research

reflective practice (schon)

what effects do changing the materials that you use have on the end result ?
what factors could disrupt your creative practice ? 
what is relationship of techniques that you use to other techniques other sectors use ?

How will you go about investigating your chosen subject ?

Do you have to research into methods if research ? 
Do you need to research into materials ?
How do you improve your research skills ?
How do you maximise the effectiveness of your research ?

'In Front' of the subject
Who is your research project for ?
professional contexts ?
specific organisations ?

How would your tone of voice (visual or written) change if you targeted your research at a different audience ?

Does your work challenge existing knowledge in the field ? (maybe something against it, anti )

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