Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Creative Project 1 (Year 2)
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Successful completion of Part 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

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


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment 2: Final Presentation of Work  70%
Semester Assessment Assignment 1: Workbook  to include all related research and experimentation  30%

Learning Outcomes

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

identify a viable project with support and advice from the tutors and other relevant mentors and industry partners;

understand and respond to the risks involved and reflect on these appropriately;

reflect upon their own development and select evidence of their skills;

evaluate progress and adjust plans accordingly;

Articulate the research and findings into a public presentation.

Brief description

The course is taught through individual tutorials, group tutorials, student lead seminars and tutor lead seminars. Examples of interdisciplinary research and practice; thinking and making are introduced, fostered and nurtured. Students will be introduced to a wide range of contemporary interdisciplinary practices and the theory and history of these practices. The module will draw together aspects of film, theatre, dance, contemporary fine art practices; audio, video, installation, performance, text etc. The individual and group tutorials will focus upon extracting elements from the students studies in order to develop and curate a project and presentation that encompasses, proposes and critically engages with the wide range of attitudes, approaches and disciplines offered by the C.A scheme


The learning and acquiring of professional and employability skills are central to this module. The students are asked to first identify, then extract and process an intelligent, innovative and critical outcome that is an assimilation, outcome of their studies across the ILLCA depts, they must then develop a creative project to be presented within the public space of the Arts Centre and to a live audience. The students will be responsible for designing, promoting, and curating the event.


4 x 2 hour - Individual tutorials
2 x 2 hour - Group tutorials
2 x 2 hour - Tutor lead seminars
2 x 2 hour - Student lead seminars
1 x public presentation event

Semester 1
week 1 intro and tutor lead seminar 1
week 2
week 3 - individual tutorials 1
week 4
week 5 - student led seminar 1
week 6
week 7 - group tutorial 1
week 8
week 9 - individual tutorials 2
week 10
week 11

Semester 2
week 1 tutor lead seminar 2
week 2
week 3 - individual tutorials 3
week 4
week 5 - student led seminar 2
week 6
week 7 - group tutorial 2
week 8
week 9 - individual tutorials 4
week 10
week 11- presentation at the Arts Centre

Notes regarding the content of the Module

Creative Project 1 supports individual artistic thinking and practice towards an individual or collaborative creative project; a site- specific interdisciplinary public event/performance/exhibition located somewhere within or around Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The creative project will present the students individual and unique learned experiences from within their chosen modules selected from across the multiple disciplines offered within the Creative Arts degree scheme, i.e the performing arts, visual arts, media, and the literary arts. The project will combine and/or integrate art forms, explore boundaries between the creative disciplines, fuse or transcend disciplines, and look to new forms of expression.

The module is structured around a rotating cycle of one to one tutorials, tutor led and student led group tutorials, tutor led and student led seminars.

Creative Project 1 focuses specifically upon a group exhibition of 10 international interdisciplinary artists included in the site specific exhibition titled theanyspacewhatever curated by Nancy Spector for The Guggenheim Gallery (Frank Lloyd Wright building), New York, 2008 to 2009.

The exhibition was intended to recognize and mark the shift of interest and spirit from the self- critical analysis of representation to a more theatrical sensibility; an exploration of new narratives and fictions that could transform everyday reality...

During the 1990s a number of artists claimed the exhibition as their medium. Working independently or in various collaborative constellations, they eschewed the individual object in favor of the exhibition environment as a dynamic arena, ever expanding its physical and temporal parameters. For these artists an exhibition can comprise a film, a novel, a shared meal, a social space, a performance or a journey. Their work engages directly with the vicissitudes of everyday life, offering subtle moments of transformation.

The artists are linked by a mutual rethinking of the early modernist impulse to conflate art and life. Rather than deploy representational strategies, they privilege experiential, situation-based work over discrete aesthetic objects. The exhibition model in essence, a spatial and durational event has become, for these artists, a creative medium in and of itself.
(Nancy Spector)

The title of the exhibition is a term used by by Gilles Deleuze, in his book on criticism and philosophy, to describe a cinematic moment divorced from the rest of the narrative, so a floating, isolated image that makes no sense in and of itself but is free and full of possibilities..

The tutor led seminars will introduce and discuss the work of the artists included in the exhibition: Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Holler, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija--a many-sided conversation that helped shape the cultural landscape of the 1990s and beyond.

The tutor led seminars will also introduce and discuss critical and theoretical essays and texts connected to and accompanying the exhibition by Michael Archer, Jan Avgikos, Daniel Birnbaum, Ina Blom, Stefano Boeri, Francesco Bonami, Nicolas Bourriaud, Xavier Douroux, Patricia Falguieres, Heike Foll, Hal Foster, Massimiliano Gioni, Michael Govan, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Jens Hoffman, Chrissie Iles, Branden Joseph, Emily King, Christy Lange, Maria Lind, Tom Morton, Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Barbara Steiner, Rachael Thomas, Eric Troncy, Giorgio Verzotti, Thomas Wulffen, Olivier Zahm. As well selected reviews on the exhibition.

For the student led seminars students will be asked to present and discuss an example of an interdiscipliniary curated group exhibition of their own choice.

The one to one and student and tutor led tutorials will focus upon the development of the individual or collaborative creative project.

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, Q&A sessions, peer review activities (non-assessed) Any written documentation provided as part of the first assignment
Improving own Learning and Performance This will take place throughout the developmental tutorials and seminars
Information Technology Practically in relation to completing the assessment tasks (written and oral)
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 presentation and digital media may be used as part of the final presentation
Subject Specific Skills Students will gain specific knowledge of the Creative Industries and the value of creative thinking as they work towards a final project.
Team work During workshop sessions and peer review activities and where students choose to develop their group project


This module is at CQFW Level 5