Creative Practice Project
Creative Practice Project 2023-24
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1 & 2
This module involves the production of a piece of practice-based research (e.g. a fiction or non-fiction television, film, performance or radio piece) of a length and quality appropriate to the culmination of the undergraduate degree scheme. Drawing on skills and critical methodologies learned earlier in the degree, students are assisted via workshops and individual supervisions in devising, refining, developing and presenting a substantial piece of creative work in a medium of their choosing. The creative artefact will be accompanied by a critical reflection and literature review.
Students wishing to produce a piece of practice-based research will discuss their project with their supervisor to define the weighting of practice and theory. A series of 12 workshops during the two semesters will help prepare the students with research skills and support them in reporting on the results of a major practice-based research project.
-threshold --DSubmitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows: - Generally accurate but with omissions and errors. - Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning. - Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions. -Draws on a relatively narrow range of material.
-good --BSubmitted work is competent throughout and distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: - Very good structure and logically developed arguments. - Draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. - Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning.
-excellent --ASubmitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways: - Has originality of exposition with the student's own thinking being readily apparent. - Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study. - Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions.
-another level-Submitted work is competent throughout and occasionally distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: - Good structure and logically developed arguments. - At least in parts draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. - Assertions are, in the main, backed by evidence and sound reasoning. - Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
- Apply a range of study skills and methodologies appropriate to practice-based research in the Arts and Humanities.
- Apply principles of evidence-based practice to a proposal for a practice-based research project.
- Embed a substantial piece of practice-based research within an appropriate set of cultural, social, institutional, economic and/or critical frameworks.
- Work independently to deadline over a sustained period of time.
Students will submit a creative artefact or portfolio of creative work, accompanied by a minimum 3000 word exegesis providing a critical reflection and literature review outlining the approach to the topic and research.
Students will complete proposal, outlining the chosen format for their final-year project, the underpinning research questions, the creative artefact to be produced, the context of that production, and the balance between the practice and the critical exegesis.