Module Title:Professional Practice in the Arts
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The project briefs recommend a combination of teaching methods including practical instruction, case studies and role-playing as appropriate methods for students to demonstrate competence in the subject elements. A visit by a professional art administrator, curator or related practitioner would be also be endorsed by this subject programme. There will also be an opportunity for the visiting lecture programme to participate in the delivery of this subject.
Module Aim: Students are introduced to subject elements that will equip the student with a variety of core skills for effective self-presentation. In addition they will learn how to investigate opportunities for under-graduate funding and investigate professional presentation procedures specific to visual art. It is not expected that students will already have basic correspondence, CV writing skills so practical skills in this subject include letter writing and business correspondence, applications of photographic documentation for digital and slide images and computer skills relevant to subject programme. Students are expected to attend and participate in all the formal timetabled sessions for the subject. Students are also expected to manage their directed learning and independent study in support of the subject and project aims. Subject aims: • To equip the student with practical skills for working in a variety of digital Imaging/design formats. • To introduce the student to professional standards of presentation with specific reference to visual art opportunities. • To provide the student with practical experience in producing typed correspondence and verbal presentations for visual art proposals. • To inform students of professional visual arts bodies on a national scale and to encourage the student to initiate their own research solutions in seeking funding and exhibition opportunities. • To encourage the student to be able to problem-solve in groups
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the digital imaging formats suitable for making professional presentations of their work through attending workshops and presenting suitable images of their work for applications catalogues etc
LO2 Be able to indicate a good knowledge of appropriate correspondence formats and making applications for art opportunities through identifying an art opportunity of their own choosing and making an appropriate and valid proposal.
LO3 Be able to demonstrate an awareness of key Irish arts organizations and their potential applications within the student’s own art practice through (a) Outlining and comparing information through discussion in a group. (b) Collaborating to compile research (c) Producing web-based research
LO4 Be able to make digital image files and presentations of their work in PowerPoint Through (a) Making digital still images of artworks (b) Making PDF copy of a PowerPoint presentation containing six of the student’s own artworks with correct labelling/ information. (c) Submission of full proposal for an art opportunity: residency, funding, art exhibition etc including artist’s CV, reasons for applying, project proposal etc
LO5 Be able to navigate websites for art opportunities and make appropriate strategies for making applications through (a) Submission of a proposal, cv and a completed application form following a standard typed correspondence method
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Professional Practices
Students will be introduced to and acquire skills in digital imaging for making effective presentations of their own artwork. Subjects include investigating opportunities for under-graduate funding and the roles of various arts organizations in Ireland. Project briefs will direct the student towards creating case-study presentations, for example making an application for a residency or an open submission exhibition. For this subject module a combination of delivery methods is recommended, including practical instruction, oral presentations and role-playing in a group-learning environment.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Each brief is assessed within the brief’s timeframe. Each assessment will be an opportunity for the student to focus on their work and evaluate their own progress and development. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 4.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_AWART_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art 4 Mandatory
CW_AWART_D Bachelor of Arts in Art 4 Mandatory