Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Interdisciplinary Practice 3
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 20 x 2 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment 1: Presentation 1 (semester 1)  4 curators in progress, notebook and project 1. Presentation via PowerPoint or other medium in class  10%
Semester Assessment Assignment 2: Portfolio 1 (semester 1)  Project 1 and notebook  20%
Semester Assessment Assignment 3: Essay 1 (semester 2)  Essay 1: 2,500 words on 4 curators  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: 1x recorded oral presentation plus PowerPoint presentation  10%
Supplementary Assessment Resit assessment: Essay  1 x 2,500 word essay  20%
Supplementary Assessment Resit assessment: 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 4 curators via library, internet, gallery archives, gallery visits, studio visits etc.

2. Reflect on, evaluate, constructively critique and so understand 4 curators in relation to their own practice (projects 1 & 2).

3. Systematically develop and present the 4 curators 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

8. Learn how to curate an exhibition (project manage the event: managing the budget, publicity, marketing, docummentation and hosting the event.)

Brief description

The module provides a further opportunity for students taking the range of optional modules unique to the Creative Arts degree scheme from across the IAH departments and Fine Art students to continue to work together as a focused group, enabling them to build upon a rich and interactive dialogue between themselves and the degree scheme coordinator. Again through a series of lectures, seminars, workshops and group tutorials the students will continue to be encouraged to join up and interrelate elements of their optional taught modules to fully realize two unique self -directed interdisciplinary practice based projects informed by contemporary interdisciplinary research and critical discourse.

The third year module builds upon the professional practice aspects of the second year module, through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops the students will be introduced to examples and theories of curatorial practice and event management, so that they can work together as a team, under tutor supervision, to curate and coordinate the second and third year exhibition/event.


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

Semester 1
Week 1 Introduction to the module and Project 1

Week 2 Lecture and seminar: Curatorial Practices

Week 3 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 4 Introduction to the Arts Centre

Week 5 Workshop

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7 Lecture and seminar: Curatorial Practices

Week 8 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 9 Group tutorial: Presentation in progress

Week 10 Workshop

Week 11 Assignment 1: Presentation: 4 curators (* different from online database)

Semester 2

Week 1 Introduction to Project 2 and THE TAKEOVER, feedback on Project 1 and essay

Week 2 Lecture and seminar

Week 3 Group tutorial: Project 2 in progress

Week 4 Introduction to the Arts Centre

Week 5 Workshop

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7 Lecture and seminar: Curatorial Practices (Guest Lecturer tbc)

Week 8 Group tutorial: Project 2 in progress

Week 9 Curatorial team meeting

Week 10 Curatorial team meeting

Week 11 Workshop: Student -led Promotional event

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 working with a budget, timeline, scheduling, marketing, publicity etc.
Communication During group discussions, group tutorials, workshops and presentations. Also in essays and both portfolio and notebook feedback tutorials, 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 Workshops, group tutorials and public event/exhibition, engaging critically with student presentation, providing informal oral feedback for in the public event.


This module is at CQFW Level 6