Leeds Beckett Student Showcase
6 December 2016 - Gemma Povey
This month, Student Showcase is screening a collection of one-minute films by second year BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design students which document their journey during GAD 5.2: The Process Brief.Student Showcase
Leeds Big Screen
15:30 – 14:30 Tuesday 6 December
This month, Student Showcase is screening a collection of one-minute films by second year BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design students which document their journey during GAD 5.2: The Process Brief.
Throughout the module, students are required to adopt a process-led approach, an alternate method where it is not what they are making that is important, but the making itself. We ask them to follow three mantras: 'trust in the process', 'embrace uncertainty' and Sol Lewitt's short - but so true - 'just do'. We tell them to blindly make mistakes, encourage accidents and be comfortable in confusion. The supporting workshops are equally unorthodox: a typographic kitchen, magnet fishing, collage costume-making and writing with props. It sounds like we might have just lost the plot. But... there's a method (and methodology) to the madness. The outcome of the Process Brief isn't a finished piece of work, but the learning of an essential, creative approach that the students will return to later on in their studies and in the years beyond.
Student Showcase is a monthly feature on Leeds Big Screen, celebrating the breadth and quality of work produced by Leeds Beckett University students. The showcase features exciting and sometimes challenging examples of creative work produced by students across a range of courses delivered at the University.