Stars, bridges, cocoons and glass houses : an investigation of the fine art department's student artist in residence programme at the University of East London
Cockram, J. 2004. Stars, bridges, cocoons and glass houses : an investigation of the fine art department's student artist in residence programme at the University of East London. PhD Thesis University of East London School of Art & Design
This qualitative study explores the impact upon Fine Art students at the University of East London of community art practice via its student 'Artist in Residence Programme'. Evidence from successful course applicants showed expectations to be a heightened confidence and broadened understanding of the potential role in society for art and artist. Whilst this was often so, post-residency findings also demonstrated significant impact upon understanding of
Amongst the themes addressed is the impact upon student development of The Three C's [Confidence, Competence and Context]; 'space' and 'place' and Transferable Skills. Stages of student development are presented along with 'Transferable' and 'Transitional' models of student practice, differentiated by the extent and impact of collaboration, lay discourse and 'other' educational environments. On a meta-level, implications for Essentialist / Contextualist philosophy are reviewed. Creative practice 'beyond the studio' demonstrates how residencies often precipitate not only profound shifts in understanding towards creative 'modus operandi', but also towards educational process and teacher / learner relationships.
|Keywords||Community art practice; Artist in Residence Programme; Fine Art Education.|
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|Deposited||28 Jan 2014|
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