Graduate Research Project

From Fine Art Wiki

This is the page for the Graduate Research Seminar 2017-2018 run by Kate Briggs and Mike Sperlinger.

The outcome of the seminar is a Graduate Proposal (1000 words) and Writing Component (8000 words).

The seminar will comprise individual tuition with your writing tutor and occasional group sessions on specific methods (including peer to peer commentary, editing and proofing)

This page will be used to upload information on your Project Proposal and Writing Component (AKA, thesis)


File:2017 graduate research proposals Anastasia Shin.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Anne Kolbe.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Collette Rayner.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Johanna Kotlaris.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Sophie Bates.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Sophie Varin.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Timur Akhmetov.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Victor Santamarina.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Alex Iezzi.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals George Nesbitt.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Katharina Cameron.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Larisa David.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Marta Hryniuk.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Nick Thomas.pdf

File:2017 graduate research proposals Shraddha Borawake.pdf

WRITING COMPONENT - FIRST 2000 WORDS - 4 December 2017: Deadline

Upload your first draft material here: Writing Component, first 2000 words


Here is a link to the Google Doc with your working notes (based on interviews) about how you imagine the relationship between your writing component and what happens in the studio for the rest of this year:

The idea is that these are a point of reference as your writing develops, a way to keep in mind the relationship develops and to help other tutors get a sense of the overall GRP. They are a way to track your own progress, rather than a commitment to the programme, so if it is helpful you can keep editing/refining them as you go.


Here is the link to the


Graduate proposal guidelines (a form to get you started)

Course Handbook (proposal guidelines, which give more detail)

and the


Writing Component guidelines (from current handbook)

Thesis writing: classic methods


Here are the key dates for the Writing Component:

1 September: Deadline submit summer writing assignment

5 October: Graduate Proposal writing workshop: a day-long workshop to share ideas and start drafting your proposal for the work you plan to accomplish this year (both in the studio + writing).

9 October: Deadline submit proposal draft to your writing tutor

16 October: K or M will offer feedback on your proposal

23 October: Deadline submit final version of proposal to the PZ office

16-17 November: first writing supervision meetings + group session 1, Friday pm

21 November: group session 2: visit and workshop in PrintRoom 10am-1pm

4 December: Deadline submit a plan + first 2000 words

11-12 December: writing supervision meetings + group session 3, Tuesday pm

8 January: Deadline 4000 words

22-23 January: writing supervision meetings + group session 4, Friday pm

5 February: Deadline first full draft

15-16 February: writing event + tutorials with Maria Fusco

22-23 February: writing supervision meetings + group session 5, Friday pm

5 March: Deadline revised / edited full draft 8000 words

TBC March: group session: daylong workshop with Experimental Publishing

15-16 March: final writing supervision meetings

26 March: proof-reading day!

29 March: Deadline submit THE FINAL FORMATTED THING to the PZ office One pdf version + 6 printed copies


with Kate Briggs and Mike Sperlinger

How the process will work:

The rhythm of the writing component will be a one-hour tutorial with your writing tutor once in November, once in December and then at a rhythm of once every two weeks until the final deadline in April. There will also be a group session at the end of each set of tutorial days. This is a flexible time which we can decide how to use depending on your needs and interests: we could use it for the purposes of a reading group, circulating and reading each other’s texts, working on our bibliographies, working on the unit of the paragraph, the line break etc. We’re of course open to all suggestions.

A tutorial day will typically look like this:

10am - 4pm: hour-long tutorials with supervisees (with a break for lunch)

2pm – 4pm: group session

We hope that to have an allocated “writing day” once a fortnight will encourage you put dedicated time aside for your writing projects, while at the same time ensuring that it is kept in proportion to the time you give to your studio work.

Please note that participation in the group sessions is optional: some sessions may feel more useful than others. But we see it as a regular moment to share and discuss issues in relation to writing and your research.