Course detail

Dimploma seminar for graduate students

FaVU-DIPLMGRAcad. year: 2017/2018

The tutor will work with the student on the outline and its development; students will learn how to work with bibliographical sources and the rules of academic writing.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The theoretical part of the MFA dissertation is the outcome of the course. It is a textual commentary and docummentation of the practical part of the disseration - the artwork. The length should be 15 - 20 000 signs (8 - 11 normal pages - 300 words per page).
The theoretical part consists of: a short abstract, introduction (motivation, inspiration sources), the aim of the works and its benefits; a basic description of the work/s; setting the context within art/visual theory.
From a formal perspective, the text has to be written in correct Czech both from the grammar and stylistic viewpoint. It does not necessarily have to be an academic text (however, if it does contain bibliography and notes, these should meet the formal criteria). What is crucial, though, is the reliability of facts and accuracy.

Prerequisites

Students have to be already able to work with structured information, academic texts, and capable of their own theoretical reflections.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Volba literatury vychází z individuálních potřeb jednotlivých studentů
Yve-Alain BOIS – Benjamin Buchloh – Hal FOSTER – Rosalind KRAUSSOVÁ, Umění po roce 1900, Praha: Slovart, 2007.
časopisy: Artforum, Frieze, Mousse, Labyrint revue, Umělec, Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Discussion and analysis of students'texts.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students will get a non-classified grade on submiting a finished text which meets the above-stated criteria.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. The essential content and form parametres of the theoretical dissertation.
2. The rules of academic writing
3. Forming individual outlines
4. Tutorials on the bibliographical sources; working with the sources and with the text.

Aims

The seminar is a methodological support for the theoretical part of the MFA dissertation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Seminars, one on one tutorials. Attendance is mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Master's

    branch APD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AGD2 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AGD1 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AS1 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AM1 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AM3 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AM2 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AS2 , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AKG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch ATD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AVI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch APE , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AFO , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AMU , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AIN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch AEN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer