Media and film studies

Creative Practice: Ideas and Exploration

Module code: P4038
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

On this module, you will be introduced you to a range of practices from across the disciplines that are taught on the Media Production BA.

Centred around a series of lectures from staff practitioners, you will be introduced to the different approaches employed, whether by digital artists, designers, filmmakers, art-activists or practice-research academics. Insights will be given into multifaceted processes, how to find inspiration, explore themes and turn interests into final work and how to take action.

The lectures are complemented by a number of seminars and smaller group sessions where you will widen the scope of enquiry, to look at specific examples of contemporary media practice, identifying modes and methods. You will be asked to investigate ways in which the techniques of others can be applied to your own practice as it progresses and to carry out your own experiments.

Over the course of the module, you will undertake weekly exercises, practical tasks and formal research, which will help you understand these various modes. These will be recorded and reflected on weekly in a log, as well as a short report.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the work of key creative practitioners within a given field, evaluating relevant strengths in differing approaches to the research and development of a media project
  • Demonstrate an ability to mobilise appropriate terminology in the analysis of selected media examples and texts
  • Develop ideas and analysis effectively in written form with supporting illustrations and appropriately referenced research
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply findings to inform the development of own creative practice methods