Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Interdisciplinary Practice 2
Academic Year
Semester 1 (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

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, case study and project 1

Week 2 Lecture and seminar: Case Study

Week 3 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 4 Group tutorial: Case study in progress

Week 5 Workshop

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7 Lecture and seminar: Case Study

Week 8 Group tutorial: project 1 in progress

Week 9 Group tutorial: Case study presentation in progress

Week 10 Workshop

Week 11 Assignment 1: Presentation: case study in progress (*different from online database)

Semester 2

Week 1 Introduction to Project 2 and THE TAKEOVER, feedback on Project 1 and case study in progress

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: Interdisciplinary Practices

Week 8 Group tutorial: Project 2 in progress

Week 9 Group tutorial: Case study presentation in progress

Week 10 Workshop: practical

Week 11 Group tutorial: project 2 in progress

Week 12 Exhibition: Arts Centre THE TAKEOVER Project 2


This module is at CQFW Level 5