During this module students are introduced to the history, theory and contextualisation of their disciplines. The Level 4 programme modules establish the interactions between practice, theory and professional context essential to creative and academic development.
•To introduce key issues, concepts and vocabulary appropriate to specialist disciplines
•To develop the ability to deconstruct and analyse cultural products and processes; their meanings, production and reception
•To introduce historical and theoretical perspectives
•To develop research, study and communication skills relevant to a range of written and spoken outcomes
Teaching & Learning Methods
This module will draw on a wide range of learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations, resource based learning, 1:1 and group tutorials.
The specific methods to be used in each instance of delivery will be determined at an annual planning event, and the outcomes recorded on a standard chart to be included in relevant route / award documentation.
The learning outcomes will be assessed through:
A range of assessment methods is used within the module. The tasks, required evidence and assessment criteria will be clearly explained to students within a module outline and/or assignment brief.
Assessment items will include:
Essay – 30%
Verbal/visual presentation – 20%
Coursework – 50%
Coursework will reflect discipline specific requirements but may include:
Analysis and critical perspectives tasks
Case study- text based seminar or task
Supporting file containing notes, research, drafts, planning, reflection and evaluation, independent study
Assessment will be staged to provide both formative and summative feedback to students. Formative feedback is on-going through the tutorial and seminar process and may include peer feedback. There will be written feedback on summative assessment. Please see Assessment section of programme specification for further information.