Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

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

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 10 x 2 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment 1: Presentation 1 (semester 1)  Case study in progress, notebook and project 1  10%
Semester Assessment Assignment 2: Portfolio 1 (semester 1)  Project 1 and notebook  20%
Semester Assessment Asignment 3: Essay 1 (semester 2)  2,000 words on case study  20%
Semester Assessment Assignment 4: Portfolio 2 (semester 2)  Project 2 (Arts Centre) and notebook  50%
Supplementary Assessment Resit assessment: presentation  Students must submit alternative: 1 x recorded oral presentation plus PowerPoint presentation  10%
Supplementary Assessment Resit assessment: Essay  1 x 2,000 word essay  20%
Supplementary Assessment Resit: Portfolio  Project 1 & 2 portfolio and notebook  70%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Conduct research into one case study via library, internet, gallery archives, gallery visits, studio visits etc.

2. Reflect on, evaluate, constructively critique and so understand one case study in relation to their own practice (projects 1 & 2).

3. Systematically develop and present the case study via a presentation alongside the project 1 and notebook and 1 essay utilizing a range of presentation methods e.g. images, media clips, artifacts, and academic sources).

4. Identify, pursue and document a viable creative enquiry through research, experimentation, and evaluation towards developing and concluding projects 1 & 2

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

6. Work towards a deadline and public event.

7. Complete 4 x project proposals and risk assessments for a public Arts Centre event

Brief description

In Semester one a series of lectures and seminars by guest lecturers from across IAH will introduce a selection of case studies: interdisciplinary collaborative projects, events, festivals, film programs etc. from within the arts industry and appropriate to the four pathways offered within the Creative Arts course; Fine Art, Film & TV, Theatre, Performance and Scenography and Creative Writing. Students will be introduced to specific case studies from the perspective of the participants/artists and curators/organisers to offer an understanding of a case study from its conception to realization and all that entails. Students will relate their own self- directed research into a self- selected case study to their own independent self -directed practice based project (1)

In Semester two, lectures, seminars, group tutorials and workshops will further develop the students awareness of Interdisciplinary practices and theories towards the development of their practice based project (2) which will be an ‘Intervention’ site-responsive or site-specific temporary project that will be curated and installed within and around the Abersytwyth Arts Centre, offering an exciting opportunity for the students to directly engage with a public platform.


Sessions will be 2 hours convened on a weekly basis, with indicative content as follows:

Semester 1

Week 1 Introduction to the module

Week 2 Lecture and seminar: Case Study: Theatre and Performance (guest lecturer tbc)

Week 3 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 4 Lecture and seminar: Case Study: Creative Writing (Damian Gorman)

Week 5 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7 Lecture and seminar: Case Study: Film (Reuben Knutson)

Week 8 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 9 Lecture and seminar: Case Study: Fine Art (Miranda Whall)

Week 10 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 11 Assignment 1: Presentation: case study, notebook and project 1

Semester 2

Week 1 Introduction and Feedback

Week 2 Introduction to the Arts Centre

Week 3 Lecture and seminar: Interdisciplinary Practices

Week 4 Workshop: practical

Week 5 Group tutorial: project 2 in progress

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7 Lecture and seminar: Interdisciplinary Practices

Week 8 Workshop: practical

Week 9 Group tutorial: project 2 in progress

Week 10 Workshop: practical

Week 11 Group tutorial: project 2 in progress

Week 12 Exhibition: Arts Centre THE TAKEOVER project 2

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, group tutorials, workshops and presentations. Also in essays and both portfolio and notebook feedback tutorials, Assignments 1- 4
Improving own Learning and Performance This will take place throughout the developmental lectures, presentations, group tutorials and workshops
Information Technology Practically in relation to completing Assessments 1-4 (written and oral).
Personal Development and Career planning Ongoing throughout the module.
Problem solving Creative approaches to problem solving include identifying personal/professional strengths and weaknesses, project management, tailoring self-evaluation to a given specification.
Research skills In preparation for the essay presentations, digital media will be used.
Subject Specific Skills Students will gain specific knowledge of their practice and the context for their practice.
Team work Workshops, group tutorials and public event/exhibition, engaging critically with student presentation, providing informal oral feedback


This module is at CQFW Level 5