Unit 1 - Establishing a community
This unit is an introduction to your course, the college and the university.
- Inductions to learning resources at Chelsea
- To use the studios as a flexible space to produce work, foster dialogue and collaborate
- To be introduced to the concept of ‘communities of practice’. This means that every practitioner is a participant within the arts community - at Chelsea, in London and globally
- Off-site activities including professional practice workshops and introductions to London’s emerging art scene
- To develop your own practice and ideas through participating in dialogue and knowledge sharing with your peers
- To work collaboratively on exhibitions and events with your peers
- To continually make work in a professional context for a public audience
- To take part in a group show that is open to the public. This will take place at the end of unit 1 in the studios at Chelsea
- To be assessed on your participation in the unit 1 exhibition and your contribution to the online course publication
Unit 2 - Making your work public
This unit is structured to foster an intensive period of practice development. It is designed to help you refine your ideas and how to articulate them to different audiences.
- A lecture and seminar series to help you situate your ideas within contemporary dialogues and debates
- Writing workshops to help you approach writing as an integral part of your practice
- To create an online professional portfolio that will include your completed work, CV, artist’s statement and other relevant information
- A series of professional development workshops will help you in thinking about exhibition strategies and project management
- To take part in and organise an off-site live project with your peers
- To present work in the college postgraduate show
- To submit a formal proposal for your unit 3 self-directed live project
Unit 3 - Locating and sustaining your practice
This unit is about progressing your career ambitions and will take place entirely off campus.
- To develop a proposal that outlines how you plan to progress your professional practice during the unit
- To be assigned and supported by an advisor, who is an arts professional
- To explore how you might activate your practice within an external context that you have chosen and identified as appropriate to your development. This may include setting up a studio collective with other students from the course, or operating within a professional context within London, the United Kingdom or abroad
- To be assessed on contributions to the online course publication, your online portfolio and end of unit presentation
Note: 120 Credits must be passed before the final unit is undertaken.