AR383-6-SP-CO:
Final Year Dissertation Project

The details
2023/24
Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
15
06 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
AR347, AR354, AR382

 

(none)

Key module for

BA V314 Art History,
BA V315 Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA V31B Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA V350 Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35A Art History (Including Year Abroad),
MARTV399 Art History,
MARTVB98 Art History (Including Placement Year),
MARTVB99 Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VV31 Art History and History,
BA VV32 Art History and History (Including Placement Year),
BA VV38 Art History and History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV3B Art History and History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA VV3C Art History and History (Including Year Abroad),
BA V3RB Art History and Modern Languages (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA VR39 Art History and Modern Languages,
BA V3R9 Art History with Modern Languages,
BA VR3B Art History with Modern Languages (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA PV33 Film Studies and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VW36 Film Studies and Art History,
BA VW37 Film Studies and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA VW38 Film Studies and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VW3B Film Studies and Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA QV23 Literature and Art History,
BA QV24 Literature and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA QV2H Literature and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA QV32 Literature and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA QV3B Literature and Art History (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA V351 Curating,
BA V352 Curating (Including Year Abroad),
BA V353 Curating (including Placement Year),
BA V359 Curating (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35B Curating (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA W350 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies,
BA W351 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Year Abroad),
BA W352 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Placement Year),
BA W353 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA R100 Art History and Language Studies,
BA R101 Art History and Language Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA R102 Art History with Language Studies,
BA R103 Art History with Language Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA V305 Curating with Politics,
BA V306 Curating with Politics (Including Foundation Year),
BA V307 Curating with Politics (including Placement Year),
BA V308 Curating with Politics (including Year Abroad),
BA V309 Curating with History,
BA V310 Curating with History (Including Foundation Year),
BA V311 Curating with History (including Placement Year),
BA V312 Curating with History (including Year Abroad),
BA VV40 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies,
BA VV41 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV42 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies (including Placement Year),
BA VV43 Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies (including Year Abroad),
BA V301 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights,
BA V302 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights (Including Foundation Year),
BA V303 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA V304 Curating, Heritage and Human Rights (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module consists of either



  • A 4000-word dissertation for BA Art History students


OR



  • A 4000-word proposal to develop a heritage project that could include public engagement in museum and heritage sites, analogue and digital projects for preservation and communication of heritage and/or museum content, guidelines for best practices of heritage management and preservation, etc. for students on the courses BA Art History, Heritage and Museum Studies and BA Curating, Heritage and Human Rights.


OR



  • The equivalent of a 4000-word project proposal or a 2000-word project proposal with practice output to develop a virtual exhibition that could include a checklist of objects, catalogue entries and a catalogue essay for students on the BA Curating.

Module aims

The aim of this module is:



  • To allow final year students to conceive, develop and complete an extended piece of written work based primarily on their own independent research into a topic which they have chosen themselves.

  • To allow final year students with an interest in heritage to design, develop, and assess a heritage project.

  • To allow dinal year students with an interest in curatorial practice to consider, develop and curate a virtual exhibition.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to have:



  1. Developed relevant research skills, such as independence of thought, the capacity to organise and structure a longer piece of work, the ability to explore the secondary literature on a particular topic in a more autonomous way and to develop their own ideas and arguments more in depth than in a standard-length essay.

  2. Deepened their knowledge in the area relevant to the topic they have selected.

  3. Developed transferable skills such as the ability to work with others (the supervisor), time management and clear communication, both oral and written.

  4. Developed confidence in relevant digital skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Once the proposal has been approved the student will be entitled to a minimum of one and half and a maximum of three hours of one-to-one supervisions (in addition to the initial meeting where the topic is discussed and agreed).  Please note that there is no entitlement to supervision during the vacation preceding the submission date of the project.

The supervisor will help guide you as you begin to develop the heritage project, start researching the project and write the proposal.

The finished product should show an all-round grasp of your subject and the ability to present your material clearly, succinctly and in the most appropriate sequence. It should also demonstrate evidence of a serious engagement with your project, a mastery of the information currently available, and the inclusion of your own critical voice in relation to the project.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Synopsis OR Presentation     0% 
Coursework   Draft Chapter/Section OR Details Draft Project Plan    0% 
Coursework   4000 word Project OR Project of Equivalent Scope  23/04/2024  100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Natasha Ruiz-Gomez, email: natashar@essex.ac.uk.
PHAIS General Office - 6.130; arugadmin@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Dominic Paterson
University of Glasgow
Senior Lecturer in History of Art / Curator of Contemporary Art
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 2 hours, 2 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 


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