Self Directed Creative Project: Filmmaking (806P4)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

All year

The self-directed project is an independent study module leading to the completion of an autonomous project. The module offers you the chance to work either independently on your own initiative, or together within a collaborative group, with guidance of a project supervisor.

Your project culminates in a final degree show. In preparation for this show, you are expected to demonstrate how your ideas and knowledge have developed over the entire year and reflect on this process in the associated written practice critique. For this reason you are required to continue with the journal started in the course Research and Development for Creative Practice, charting your developing ideas, images, methods and research. Information from this journal will be combined with the reflective research report written in your first term to culminate in a final written critique.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 17 hours of contact time and about 583 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: