Module code: DMA3007

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

WEINBREN J Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 6

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module overview

The module provides opportunities for students from a diverse range of programmes including Digital Media Arts, Film and Video, Creative Music Technology, Music, Dance, Theatre, Acting, et al, to work together to create a visual artefact through collaboration. The module includes of commissioning, brainstorming, and project development workshops to enable students to work together in the creation of a Film, Video, Animation, or interactive artwork.

Through workshop based learning, students will engage with the theories and practice of collaboration, and differences in approaches between disciplines, and reflect on their individual roles as they develop a group project.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

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 module offers students the chance to work either independently on their own initiative, or together within a collaborative group, with guidance and advice from an appropriate member of the lecturing staff appointed as a project supervisor.

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 (2000 word, 30%), week 8
Creative Project (70%), week 13, 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

Reading list


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Dance BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Creative Music Technology Bmus (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Digital Media Arts with Media Studies BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

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.