Creative Practice: Ideas and Exploration (P4038)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

The Creative Practice: Ideas and Exploration module will introduce you to a range of media making practices from across the disciplines taught on the Media Production BA.

Centred around a series of visiting speaker lectures, you will be introduced to multiple individual working practices of artists, designers, filmmakers and practice research academics. You’ll gain an insight into the processes by which professional makers find inspiration, explore themes and develop ideas for their work.

The lectures are complemented by seminars where you’ll widen the scope of enquiry. You will look at specific examples of contemporary media practice, identify modes and methods and investigate ways in which the techniques of others may be applied to your own practice as a media maker.

You will undertake weekly exercises, employing different strategies for research and development of practice in various modes, recording and reflecting on them weekly.


44%: Lecture
44%: Practical (Workshop)
11%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 17 hours of contact time and about 133 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: