What modules will I study?
Year One Students participate in tutorials and critiques focusing on their individual practice/research, and attend an ARC-specific programme of lectures on audiences and publics; art and media industries; applied critical aesthetics; sustainable practice, delivered at the LAB and at IMMA. Students also work toward the realization of public-oriented practice/research outcomes, including exhibitions, publications, performances or talks. These outcomes include collaborative projects such as The Beholders Share, an exhibition and event programme developed in partnership with IMMAs National Programme and presented at the Project Spaces, IMMA in MarchApril 2015. Year One Modules (for a total of 60 credits) are:
Research and Practice Review (20 Credits) Students participate in practice-based critiques, tutorials and workshops exploring techniques, processes, materials and strategies specific to their own project work. This module emphasises experimentation and investigation through practice, enabling students to contextualise, test and refine the form of their project for implementation in the second year.
Thematic Seminar: Critique, Technologies and Publics (20 credits) This module includes lectures and student-led seminars on topics such as Applied Critical Aesthetics, Art and Media Industries, Audiences and Publics, and Sustainable Practice. It also incorporates workshops on interdisciplinary academic research and writing. The lecture content and the case study examples alternate from one year to the next, and ARC students can continue attending these sessions in the second year if they wish, to enable peer-learning and build research connections between the two year groups.
Collaboration Project (20 credits) Students work together on the realisation of a practice-based research project developed in dialogue with collaborators, such as IMMA staff, resulting in a public outcome such as an exhibition, performance, publication or event. This module provides an opportunity to explore and apply a range of research strategies and approaches, drawing from the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Year Two Students implement their individual Major Project, engaging with questions developed in dialogue either with an ARC project partner, such as Dublin City Arts Office, led by the LAB, IFI or IMMA, or with their own chosen collaborators (including individuals or organisations working either within or beyond the art field). The form of each Major Project is wholly determined by the student, and might involve (for example) the production of artworks, exhibitions, publications, performances, talks or PhD proposals. Year Two Modules (for a total of 60 credits) are:
Major Project Plan (20 credits, completed in term one)
Through ongoing participation in weekly practice-centred meetings, critiques and tutorials, students establish a feasible plan for the implementation of their project, securing the resources required for realisation, in dialogue with their collaborative partner(s).
Major Project (40 credits, completed in term two)
Term two focuses on the realisation of the Major Project, the form of which is determined by the student at the end of year one. Major Projects are devised for implementation in term two and can involve (for example) the production of artworks, exhibitions, publications, events, talks or PhD proposals.