Course detail

Dimploma seminar for graduate students

FaVU-DIPLMGRAcad. year: 2018/2019

An outcome of the seminar is textual part of a documentation of diploma work. Tutors work give students guidance in making an outline of a text and in its development up to the final outcome.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

An outcome of the course is s textual part of a documentation of masters diploma work. Suggested lenght of the text is 15000 to 20000 characters. Reccommended structure of the text is: a short abstract, introduction (motivation, inspiration sources), the aim of the diploma work 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

After an introductory meeting where students are informed about the course of seminar and their tutors, education is based on individual consultations.

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 offers a methodological support for the textual part of a documentation of MFA dissertation.

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

After two opening seminars, education has a form of small group/individual consultations. Attendance is mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Master's

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

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer