AR701-5-SP-CO:
Capstone Preparation Module

The details
2019/20
Art History and Theory
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
0
16 August 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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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),
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)

Module description

All students following BA courses in Art History or joint degrees with Art History are required to work on an independent research project (dissertation or curatorial project) in their final year. The capstone is designed by the student and must be approved and then supervised by a member of teaching staff. This module is designed to prepare the second-year student for the capstone project.

Please note that the AR382 full-year capstone is selective; students wishing to take the module must apply with their proposed project in May of their second year. Students whose applications are not successful will instead be enrolled in the 15-credit AR383-AU or AR383-SP module. Students wishing to undertake a curatorial project should take AR347-SP. All students, whether they take AR382, AR383, or AR347 in their final year, must follow the mandatory second-year preparation module, which will result in a clearly defined topic, a research plan, and a bibliography of key texts. Second-year students studying abroad in their third year should follow the module and submit a proposal; however, they may, if they choose, submit a revised proposal in May of their third year

Module aims


The aims of the module are:

to prepare students for the required Art History capstone (AR382, AR383, or AR347);
to allow second year students to conceive, develop and propose an extended piece of research (either a dissertation or curatorial project) based on a topic which they have chosen themselves;
to produce a clearly defined topic, a research plan, and a bibliography of key texts

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should have:

developed an initial research proposal for their final-year capstone project;

discussed their proposal with a potential supervisor;

identified some preliminary resources for their research

Module information

Pass/fail mark will appear on degree transcript.
It is a compulsory module for all art history courses (single and joint honours).
It is not available as an outside option to students on other courses.

Learning and teaching methods

2 x 2 hour group meetings with Module Supervisor 2 x 1 hour one-to-one meetings with Provisional Supervisor

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework 100 Word Summary 24/01/2020
Coursework Proposal (1500 Words) 01/05/2020

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Reassessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Caspar Pearson; Individual capstone supervisors
spahinfo@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Prof Richard Simon Clay
Newcastle University
Professor of Digital Cultures
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).

 

Further information
Art History and Theory

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