Module code: DMA2004

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

WOOLFORD KA Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 5

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 33

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Interdisciplinary Workshops A  

Module overview

Taught in tandem with Interdisciplinary Workshops A, this module provides a practical context for students to creatively apply the production skills developed through the Interdisciplinary Workshops and Creative Technologies Lab in the development of a personal project responding to an open-ended brief  

Module aims

Establish research-based methods of practical work.

Understand the links between creative practice and theory

Develop greater independence in artistic ideas research and generation.

Introduce students to a range of practitioners working with combinations of media production skills

Develop the ability to plan and execute a creative project

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Work creatively and collaboratively with other members of a team T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

·         Workshop sessions to aid ideas generation and collaboration.

·         Theoretical concepts for collaborative and interdisciplary working methods.

·         Presentation and discussion of ‘real-world’ calls-for-works and commissions, from which individual projects will be developed.

·         Working towards realising negotiated practical outcomes (including cycles of proposal, prototyping, testing, review, etc.).

·         Consideration of budgetary and logistical planning.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Apply technical skills and subject knowledge in ways that facilitate independence in determining artistic content; insight into and practical skills necessary for professionally orientated collaborative and interdisciplinary work; and development of research skills necessary for creative practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:

·         Lectures (2 hours x4)

·         Seminars (2 hours x4)

·         Group critique & presentations (2 hours x3)

·         One-to-one tutorials (approx 30 mins per student, 2x 15mins)

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to (i) generate ideas, concepts and proposals in response to a commission or call-for-works; (ii) work towards a collaborative and interdisciplinary realisation of the proposal; (iii) evidence the process behind this process; and (iv) manage the interaction of this process in relation to the means available.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


•      Proposal (1500 word, 30%), week 8


•      Creative Project (70%), week 13, responding to one of 4 briefs and including a reflective journal




Formative assessment and feedback


Continuous oral assessment is given through timetabled group critiques and individual tutorials. Immediate oral feedback is given on works-in-progress presented during class and in tutorials. In addition, the module includes the following formative feedback:


•      Works-in-progress are presented and discussed in class giving students opportunities to provide feedback to colleages as well as hearing the constructive criticism and feedback given to other students working on the same brief.


•      Written assessment on the proposal is provided before the final teaching session in week 11. In week 11, this feedback is discussed orally with students to ensure the feedback is understood, and students are prepared to work independently up to the final submission during the exam period.

Reading list

Reading list for INTERMEDIA STUDIO A :

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.