End of Module Student Evaluation BA(hons) Illustration Module Code: Extended Practice LAUIL603 Name: Bronte Hall Student ID: 259958 Please identify where the evidence for each of the learning outcomes is within your submission and how well you feel you have met the learning outcomes. Please also grade yourself in relation to the learning outcomes using terms: >poor, satisfactory, good, very good, excellent (Note- This is so that the team have an understanding of how well you feel you have done. It is not an indication of the actual grade you may receive) Learning Outcome
Evidenced where? Blog, Sketchbook, Roughs, Final Illustrations, development sheets etc. (No more than 75 words)
Your grade Using words: >poor, satisfactory, good, very good, excellent
6A3 Understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competences, some of which will be informed by recent research in the discipline.Knowledge and Understanding RESEARCH
Research undertaken during the initial stages of each brief to further understanding of subject matter, and explore themes and ideas. Evidenced within sketchbooks through drawings and annotations, as well as on blog.
6B3 Articulate and synthesise their knowledge and understanding attributes and skills in effective ways in the contexts of creative practice, employment, further study, research and self fulfilment.(Cognitive Skills - EVALUATION & REFLECTION
Reflections shown on studio practice blog evidence my thinking in regards to my practice – my work, creative output, thoughts, process – as well as in regards to external opportunities and applying my practice to the outside world.
6C3 Develop appropriate methods of professional presentation combining visual, verbal and written techniques..Practical & Professional Skills VISUAL QUALITY)
The presentation of work can be seen on the studio practice blog, as well as through the physical presentation of products and actual artworks.
6C4 Demonstrate their ability to synthesise analytical and intuitive approaches with a high level of process and professional skill.Practical & Professional Skills - VISUAL QUALITY)
The body of work created for this module demonstrates both of these approaches. Even when recording experiments, tests, and more intuitive processes I have thought about why I am doing this and how it is beneficial to myself and my practice.
Research also carried out in terms of professional contexts – of organisations, the people setting the briefs, or appropriate contexts and applications of the briefs I completed work for. Shown on blog. Very good
Continuous evaluation of what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and how it is important to myself and my values. Very good
I have created a number of design boards, proposal documents, pitches and presentations to demonstrate my work, ideas, and thought process for both myself and any external audiences. Good
Analyse information and experiences Personal reflections and experiences have been , formulate independent judgements recorded on the studio practice blog. Reviewing and articulate reasoned arguments successes, failures, and what has been learned. through review and evaluation. (Key Transferable Skills: EVALUATION)
Evaluation (See guidance below for more information) You are required to write a 500 word evaluation of this module. Extended Practice has provided me with a level of framework to confidently explore and select projects and ideas which have informed my practice this year. The aspects of personal and professionalism have been something that I have worried about striking a balance with in my practice, however in this module I’ve had the freedom to choose projects on my own terms and even define them for myself. This has been a valuable yet challenging experience involving a range of skills such as being able to manage projects independently, keeping to self-imposed deadlines, while also taking on briefs set by an external body where the criteria is already established for you. I developed approaches to working that I feel have pushed me through this module, which was shown mainly through my collage experiments. This self-initiated brief began as a way to test out a process, and it evolved into an extensive body of work that I have applied to a range of contexts including proposals for an exhibition, an artist book, as well as contributing towards my portfolio. I think the success of this project has came from freely generating visual material, and only thinking about ‘finished’ outcomes once the idea is strong enough. This way, I didn’t feel stifled by having to fit to different formats (e.g. print, editorial, posters…) and instead, the work happened first and I could select relevant applications second. Although I am confident about this work now, it took a while to reach this stage. As I had originally intended to do many more external briefs than I actually ended up doing. I feel that this was because I thought that a competition brief was a ‘proper’ project with a more formalised end point. However it has been beneficial for me to recognize that this was never important to me in the first place, and I can say that I’ve ended up with a collection of work that I’ve enjoyed and is authentic to me. A challenge of this module has been putting my work out there. Whether this is in the form of submitting to an open call for work, completing a competition brief, or attending events and having the confidence to sell and exhibit work. Not only is it sometimes difficult to send the work off in the first place, but these experiences can impact both positively and negatively. It’s made me think about how I measure success and what I’m willing (or not willing) to do in order to gain a wider audience. I have realised that I need to continue seeking out opportunities and make sure that the channels I select for my work to be put on must be relevant and align with what I feel is worthwhile. It’s hard to quantify what half a year’s work should look like (competition wins? Stacks of paper and drawings? Sales?) but I’ve managed to explore mediums that have informed my future ambitions (selfpublishing, exhibitions), develop working methods and approaches, and successfully generate a lot of physical work that I am mostly happy with.