Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Interdisciplinary Making 1
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 6 x 2 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1) Student-led seminar & essay.  1,000 word essay and presentation.- student-led seminar on self selected related artists practice.  10%
Semester Assessment 2) Presentation.  5 minute presentation on student's own practice in progress, via powerpoint or other medium  20%
Semester Assessment 3) Public exhibition.  Final project presented in a public event at the Arts Centre.  60%
Semester Assessment 4) Research notebook  10%
Supplementary Assessment Revise and resubmit failed element(s)- artist essay.  Written essay on artists practice 1,000 words.  10%
Supplementary Assessment Revise and resubmit failed element(s)- practice essay.  Written essay on students own practice 1,000 words.  20%
Supplementary Assessment Revise and resubmit failed element(s)- project.  A site specific creative project in a self-selected location.  60%
Supplementary Assessment Revise and resubmit failed element(s)- notebook.  Notebook  10%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Identify and pursue a viable creative enquiry through research, experimentation, and evaluation.

Articulate the research process and creative development via a range of means (from traditional written work, to oral presentations, and installation/intervention)

Reflect on, constructively critique, and respond to their own creative work and the work of others

Work towards a deadline and public event.

Formulate a project proposal, risk assessment, budget, and personal timeline for a public event.

Brief description

The module provides an opportunity for students taking a variety of modules from both Creative Arts and Fine Art to work together as a group, enabling them to develop a rich and interactive practice-based dialogue.

Students will be encouraged to draw upon elements from their optional taught modules towards the development of a unique, individual or collaborative interdisciplinary creative practice.

From within their practice, students will devise and develop a creative project that will be a site-specific or site-responsive ‘intervention’ to be installed in and around the Arts Centre at the end of the academic year.

Students will work independently on own creative projects, but will also show awareness of group activity, culminating in a public event/exhibition at the Arts Centre. This will be curated and coordinated by the students taking Interdisciplinary Making 2. Both activities will operate under tutor supervision and in consultation with Gareth Roberts and Gill Ogden from the Arts Centre.

The students continue to learn how to develop a practice that is directly connected to and informed by their research, an awareness of how their practice sits within a wider contemporary, interdisciplinary, critical discourse.

This module is taught through a lecture, group tutorials, workshops, student-lead seminars, and presentations. The students will develop a project that encompasses and critically engages with the wide range of attitudes, approaches and disciplines offered by the Creative Arts and Fine Art Schemes. Students will consider how to creatively intervene with the ‘site/situation’ (e.g. the Arts Centre).


Learning about and acquiring professional and employability skills are central to this module. Students are asked to identify, then extract and process, an intelligent, innovative and critical practice-based outcome that is an assimilation of their studies across the study scheme. They must then develop a site-responsive or site-specific project to be presented within the public space of the Arts Centre and to a live audience.

Semester 1

Week 1: Introduction and Lecture: ‘In the midst of Things; Site Specific Interventions’
Week 3: Introduction to the Arts Centre
Week 5: Workshop 1; Intervention 1
Week 7: Group tutorial; work in progress
Week 9: Student-led seminar on intervention (Assignment 1)
Week 11: 5 minute presentations of work in progress (Assignment 2)

Semester 2:

Week 1: Workshop 2; Intervention 2
Week 3: Group tutorial: work in progress
Week 5: Workshop 3; Intervention 3
Week 7: One to one tutorials
Week 9: Group tutorial: work in progress
Week 11: 1 x 2-hour public event at the Arts Centre (Assignment 3)

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Where appropriate students will engage with number in relation to developing their projects
Communication During group discussions, student-led seminars and presentations. In both essays and both presentations, Assignments 1-4. Working in consultation with the staff at the Arts Centre, with the tutor, public, audiences, each other.
Improving own Learning and Performance This will take place throughout the developmental lectures and seminars and the public event.
Information Technology Practically in relation to completing the assessment tasks 1-4 (written and oral), and in any technical issues relating to their own project in the public event
Personal Development and Career planning Ongoing throughout the module.
Problem solving Creative approaches to problem solving including identifying personal/professional strengths and weaknesses, project management, tailoring self-evaluation to a given specification.
Research skills In preparation for the presentations.
Subject Specific Skills Students will gain specific knowledge of their practice and the context for their practice.
Team work Student-led seminars and engaging critically with student projects, providing informal oral feedback during group tutorials and in the public event.


This module is at CQFW Level 5