Link to Issue 18


Networks

Networks was established in 2007 by the Art Design Media Higher Education Academy Subject Centre, based at the University of Brighton and funded by the UK higher education funding councils. Networks is an online publication written by, and distributed free of charge amongst, colleagues involved in higher education teaching and learning in art, design and media subjects.

Networks aims to:

- Support a network of colleagues involved in higher education in art, design and media subjects;
- Help share knowledge between colleagues working in UK art, design and media higher education;
- Promote and share effective practice in learning and teaching.

Readers tell us that the news, features, case studies, projects and reviews impact on their teaching practice in positive ways. Many contributors use Networks to share their research with a broad audience where it can have genuine impact.

Networks has been published quarterly with contributions from colleagues working in UK-based art, design and media HE. Issue 18 is the last published in the current form but watch this space for future developments.

Editors' choice

A selection of articles from our latest issue.

Untitled drawing by Robert Clarke

Towards an ontology of the studio tutorial

Feature

This paper reflects on the critical nature of the studio tutorial from the perspective of the teaching and learning experience. It substantiates its argument by refuting a discernible view that art practice (and hence its criticism) is ‘subjective.’ To do so, it co-opts aspects from philosophy and the psychoanalytic tradition to explain how a student’s work represents an ontologically existenti...

Robert Clarke, University of Huddersfield



Figure 2: Computer Arts student Adam Dart created an interactive piece which could be used to demonstrate the visible signs of decay on new architectural designs.

Art Design Media Learning and Teaching Projects 2011-12 - Final Reports

Projects

One of the unarguable successes of the ADM-HEA Subject Centre, based until recently at the University of Brighton, has been the funding of teaching and learning projects in art, design and media. Over the past 11 years the Subject Centre has sought to support the key themes identified by the Higher Education Academy through its funding of a diverse range of innovative projects across the sector...

Stephen Mallinder, University of Brighton



Book fan photo: sourced from morgueFile.com

Storytelling, Advertising and Paradigm Fusion

Feature

‘The art of storytelling in the modern age is fundamentally important. So, how we create stories for a screen-based culture is vitally important to master’ (Hegarty, 2011, p.96-97). This paper explores the potential benefit of fusing aspects of creative writing with the curriculum of the BA Creative Advertising programme (BACAP) at Leeds College of Art (LCA) in order to address Sir John Hegar...

David Reid Anderson, Leeds College of Art



Photo: Peter Day

The Art Group Crit. How do you make a Firing Squad Less Scary?

Feature

The relationship between achievement and feedback and the fact that effective feedback improves achievement is well documented (Taylor and McCormack, 2004; Hattie, 2007). This is especially true of written feedback. However in art and design education feedback will take place in an often emotionally charged face-to-face meeting where verbal criticism, both negative and positive, takes place in...

Peter Day, University of Wolverhampton