Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Conservation Placement

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Art and Art History

DESCRIPTION The study-unit provides students with hands-on experience and direct insights in diverse work environments related to art/architectural history subjects.

The study-unit seeks to bridge the gap between theoretical art history studies with direct personal engagement in work-based environments in both the public and private sector. Various placements have been identified within both the private and public sector and various NGOs which are actively involved in on-going restoration and conservation projects and also policy-oriented and permitting-type work experiences.

The students are expected to be independent, self-disciplined and demonstrate perseverance and commitment to derive maximum benefit from their placement. Each student is expected to record his or her experience in the form of a reflective diary and also to deliver a short presentation to their fellow students.

Study-unit Aims:

- To expose students to practical applications in the local work environment related to art/architectural history subject matter.
- To provide students with a range of employment opportunities and potential areas for further specialization.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- identify practical applications and translate and apply his/her art/architectural historical studies to practical work assignments;
- be familiar with a range of diverse employment opportunities in art-historical related studies;
- better understand applied work in the field of art /architecture conservation issues.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- through practical experience and exposure to process, plan and manage in the area of art restoration/architectural conservation/contemporary art galleries and art auction houses.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-Requisite qualifications

Completion of First Year of BA

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lectures, Seminars and Placement

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (30 Minutes) SEM2 Yes 25%
Reflective Diary SEM2 Yes 75%

LECTURER/S Conrad Thake

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