Thursday, 24 April 2014


Remaking Theory,
Rethingking Practice.

(Blauvelt in Noble and Bestkey, 2005:166-172)

What COP3 is:

  • A new module introduced in 2013/14
  • A common module across all degrees at LCA.
  • An academic module, designed to assess your intellectual engagement and theoretical understanding of your creative practice.
  • An individually driven, synthesised research project with interrelated practical and written elements.
  • A report with a minimum of 9000 words and professionally bound.
What COP3 isn't:
  • A dissertation
  • A dissertation with a related piece of practical work.
  • An academic module unrelated to studio concerns.
  • The same of every course.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Knowledge and understanding: Synthesis
  • Cognitive skills: Documenting every aspect of your research in note book or blog form can gain you a lot of marks.
  • Practical and professional skills:
  • Key transferrable skills: Project management!

All the components part of the project engaging in one complex, dynamic process. Informed engagements. The realisation of theory in, and through, practice.


COP3 is synthesised research project from the very beginning.

COP3 proposal form:

  • Kickstarts the module
  • Makes you consider all aspects of your project in detail
  • Allows you to receive focussed feedback before summer
  • Allows staff to consider the viability of your research
  • Download from the COP 2 section of your course eStudio
  • Complete the form and submit to drop-box on eStudeio
  • Try to complete in as much detail as possible
  • A detailed response will probably mean better feedback

Subjects of contecual research already undertaken:

List of context of practice essays 1-2
Try to define a subject
Be as specific as you possibly can
Think about it, then be more specific again.
This is not a dissertation title

What research need to be undertake ingot he general and specific contexts of your practice?
What factors sit 'behind' your chosen subject?
How have historical, cultural, social, technological, economic, political and other factors influenced it?
Who are key figures within my chosen subject?
What is the specific history of my chosen subject?
Are there any dominant or prevailing attitudes that inform my subject?


Method - a way of proceeding about something in a systematic or logical manner.
  • Historial 
  • Sociological
  • Semiotic
  • Communication theory
  • Postcolonial
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Postmodernist
  • Discourse analysis
  • Marxism
  • Feminism
  • Queer theory
  • Reflective practice
  • Empirical
  • Investigation
  • Hermeneutics
  • Data collect
  • Participant
  • Observation
Consider your practice as a form of research.

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