Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

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

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 11 x 3 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1) Essay & presentation.  Student-led seminar on self-selected artist's practice. 1,000 words essay and presentation.  10%
Semester Assessment 2) 5 minute presentation.  Powerpoint (or equivalent) presentation on student's own practice in progress  10%
Semester Assessment 3) Research Notebook.  10%
Semester Assessment 4) Exhibition.  Final project/public event at the Arts Centre (including curation documentation).  70%
Supplementary Assessment 1) resit essay- artist practice.  1,000 words on artist's practice  10%
Supplementary Assessment 2) resit essay- student practice.  1,000 words on student's own practice.  10%
Supplementary Assessment 3) revise and resubmit notebook  10%
Supplementary Assessment 4) resit final project.  Final project/ public event (including curation documentation)- can take place at a suitable alternative location.  70%

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 reflexively 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.

Learn how to curate an exhibition (including: accepting and negotiating proposals; conducting consultations; organising timetables, budgets, participants, publicity/marketing) and develop appropriate post-event documentation/records.

Brief description

This module provides an opportunity for students taking a variety of modules within the C.A scheme and Fine Art to work together as a group in the School of Art studios, enabling them to develop a rich and interactive practice-based dialogue, community and culture in the School of Art studios and its learning and teaching environment.

Students will be encouraged to continue to draw upon elements from their optional taught modules and to build upon the self directed creative practice that they developed in Interdisciplinary Making 1 in year 2, towards the continued development of a unique, individual or collaborative interdisciplinary creative practice.

Students will develop their projects through alternating fortnightly taught sessions and individual tutorials in the School of Art studio provided (allocation based upon studio proposals).

Students will work together as a team, under tutor supervision, to curate and coordinate their own site specific interventions and the interventions by students taking Interdisciplinary Making 1, towards a public exhibition at the Arts Centre.

Under tutor supervision and in consultation with staff at the Arts Centre 3rd year students will coordinate the event: accepting and negotiating each others and 2nd year project proposals, managing the budget, creating a timeline, setting up consultations, managing publicity, marketing, hosting the event, documentation , post production, post event follow up procedures etc of the public event.

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

This module is taught through a lecture, workshops, individual tutorials, group tutorials, 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)


The learning and acquiring of 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/outcome of their studies across the study schemes.. 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. Students will also take on the responsibility for curating, hosting and documenting the exhibition.

Semester 1

Week 1 Introduction and Lecture: ‘In the midst of Things; On Curating
Week 2 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 3 Introduction to the Arts Centre
Week 4 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 5 Workshop 1; curating
Week 6 Individual tutorials in the Studio 

Week 7 Student lead seminar on Curating Assignment 1
Week 8 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 9 Workshop 2: curating
Week 10 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 11 5-minute presentations of work in progress, Assignment 2)

Semester 2
Week 1 Workshop: publicity and hosting and exhibition
Week 2 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 3 Group tutorial; work in progress
Week 4 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 5 Student lead seminar on Curating Assignment 3
Week 6 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 7 Workshop: documentation
Week 8 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 9 Group tutorial; work in progress
Week 10 Individual tutorials in the Studio
Week 11 1 x 2 hour public event at the Arts Centre (Assignment 4)

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Where appropriate students will engage with number in relation to working with a budget, timeline, scheduling, marketing, publicity etc.
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 and curating and coordinating the public event e.g. publicity, marketing, documentation.
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, curating and managing a public event.
Research skills In preparation for the presentations and public event.
Subject Specific Skills Students will gain specific knowledge of their practice and the context for their practice
Team work Student-led seminars, essay presentations engaging critically with student projects, providing informal oral feedback during group tutorials and in the public event.


This module is at CQFW Level 6