Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Interdisciplinary Studio Practice 3
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Individual Project  75%
Semester Assessment Research Note Book  25%
Supplementary Assessment As above  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to clearly demonstrate:

1. a thorough understanding of self-directed ideas and media investigations;
2. a conceptually-led, investigative approach to research that gives expression to personal concerns and ideas;
3. an experimental and conceptually investigative approach to contemporary fine art, and provide evidence of a thorough and rigorous line of enquiry and research;
4. competent understanding and use of visual and media research (through a note book containing all research in the form of written and visual material;
5. a good understanding of, and experimentation with, a range of media, taught and introduced on the module, with an acknowledgment and sensitivity toward process and content;
6. efficient use of the studios, Project Room, facilities and time, with regard to health and safety issues.

Brief description

1) Students are required to show evidence that they have attended and completed 2 of the taught projects
2) Students are required to present their individual project
3) Students are required to show documentation/evidence of all their research and experimentation towards their individual project in the form of a note book.
4) Students in semester 1 are required to show
documentation/evidence of in-depth research into 4 contemporary artists that relate to their individual projects.


  • This module offers a self-directed model in order to build upon and develop students' ability to follow a conceptually lead investigation, taking their lead, inspiration and ideas from contemporary practice, while recognising and understanding the historical background to artist's practice.
  • The aim of the module is to continue to develop and extend the students' range of methodologies for developing an interdisciplinary approach to their practice, encouraging students to adopt new approaches and attitudes to art practice within a non medium specific context, to continue to introduce them to interdisciplinary and contemporary artists' practice.
  • The module encourages students to develop a studio-based practice, so that they can contribute and assist each other in learning and development.
  • The module offers the students a designated studio space and a 'Project Room' - an empty, experimental bookable space. Students are encouraged to book this space for experimental project work throughout the semester.
  • The students will continue to approach their practice with the possibility of employing a wide range of media: installation, mixed media, 3 dimensions, film, video, sound, site specificity, new genre public art, socially inclusive practice, text based practice, performance, animation etc in combination with contemporary drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and illustration.
  • New media disciplines (video, sound, animation, digital art etc) are taught and supported by workshops and one-to-one surgeries in the Creative Media Lab within the School of Art.
  • The students will cross the boundaries of specific mediums, to work with a combination of mediums that best suit their investigations.
  • The module promotes and centres on community learning, collaboration and communication. Meetings will be student-centred and student-led, where possible focussing on students' work in progress and discussions of relevant contemporary practice.
  • Students taking this module will be encouraged to continue their course of study beyond the 2nd year and into their 3rd year through ISP, 5 and 6 in order for them to establish a continuity and methodology of working across disciplines and media in the studio, Project Room and offsite throughout the 2nd final year.
  • ISP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are designed to allow the students a continuous and flexible approach to interdisciplinary practice offering them time and space to follow individual and consistent lines of enquiries within very flexible and open-ended set projects.


2 x 3 hour group seminars
2 x 3 hour workshops
2 x 3 hour group reviews and sometimes extra group surgeries
6 x 0.5 hour one to one tutorials
7 x 3 hour workshops in New Media techniques and approaches will be offered as required by the Lab.
11 x 6 hour studio time

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Strong emphasis on the development and encouragement of communication skills via weekly seminars, discussion, peer critiques and reviews.
Improving own Learning and Performance Development and encouragement of a self critical approach to creative, conceptual and contemporary thinking and working throughout a self-directed project in the form of any number or variants of contemporary fine art practices that culminates in a body work taking any form or range of media.
Information Technology Introduction of new software: 7 x 3 hour Workshops per semester in various software programmes are offered to all students in the School of Art, ISP Students are able to learn: After Affects, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Adobe Photoshop, Illustration, Dreamweaver etc. The software will be introduced via workshops and through one-to-one surgeries in the Creative Media Lab.
Personal Development and Career planning N/A
Problem solving Development of practical skills in software and other media and problem solving in software and other media
Research skills Development of a programme of research and self-directed project/s that provide evidence of an experimental investigation into the theory, practice, history and technical skills within contemporary practice, following, adapting and evaluating a 'statement of intent'.
Subject Specific Skills N/A
Team work Development and encouragement of teamwork and student interaction will occur within the studio, installation space, weekly meetings; discussions, critiques, reviews and seminars.


This module is at CQFW Level 5