Exhibition Catalogue Dissertation HISTART5139P
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: No
The Exhibition Catalogue Dissertation offers PGT students in History of Art an opportunity to develop their research and practical skills on a project which takes the format of an exhibition catalogue. It encourages independent work around an exhibition plan, resulting in a critical introduction to the theme of the exhibition as well as cataloguing of the objects according to prevailing professional practices.
Meetings with supervisor on a regular basis.
HISTART5018P - Dissertation
Object Biographies HISTART5124
Collecting and Display HISTART5125
10% - oral presentation at the Postgraduate Symposium
90% - 15,000 word dissertation
This course aims to:
■ Facilitate the exploration of the students' personal research interests in the field of non-Western art.
■ Promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, or theoretical arguments relevant to that area;
■ Encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised project;
■ Develop skills in exhibition planning and cataloguing.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Define, plan and execute a sustained, focused, coherent and original research project, based on exhibition planning and cataloguing;
■ Source, select and critically evaluate appropriate primary and secondary material for their chosen subject area and use this material effectively in the final dissertation;
■ Work independently and maintain professional conduct in relation to any internal or external institutions or partners involved in the project (if relevant);
■ Apply appropriate academic conventions with regard to referencing and provision of bibliographic information;
■ Execute a substantial piece of written work in clear and appropriate academic English, and which demonstrates detailed first-hand knowledge of their chosen area of investigation;
■ Formulate their research ideas through oral presentation
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.