This module will develop the working and thinking processes necessary for work in a creative studio context through practical projects backed up by guided research into, and examination of, the practice of other artists, both contemporary and historical. The work will be centered on two core themes in contemporary art and design: Landscape and the Environment and Meaning and Intention.  The emphasis will be on the enabling possibilities of these themes in order to develop and broaden a practice led by the student’s own interests and concerns and by their developing artistic practice. The student led aspect of the module is supported by regular closely guided tasks that aim to: support and develop good working practice and student self-audited skill development to deepen confidence and to prepare students for a more independent process in the Studio Practice modules at level 5.