Collaborative Project - CMAT6040

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Jackie Walduck checkmark-circle


The purpose of this module is to provide opportunity for self-directed group exploration in the creation of a collaboratively developed interdisciplinary practical research project, such as performance projects, audio-visual work and multi-media projects. Although each student will have to negotiate an individual and personal Learning Contract with a supervising tutor, the focus of this module remains interdisciplinary and collaborative. This will be achieved through a system of lectures, workshops, mentoring, negotiation and tutor supervision. Projects are undertaken and evaluated with tutor guidance.


Contact hours

Contact Hours: 22
Independent Study Hours: 128
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main Assessment Methods

Group Seminar Presentation (20 minutes) - 20%
Project Portfolio - 65% plus Accompanying Documentation (600 words) - 15%

Reassessment methods

100% coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Littleton, K. and Miell, D. eds. (2004). Collaborative Creativity, London: Free Association Books.
Lushetich, N. (2016). Interdisciplinary Performance: Reformatting Reality. London: Palgrave.
Reason, M. and Lindelof, A. M. (eds.) (2016). Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Sawyer, R. (2003). Group Creativity: Music, Theatre, Collaboration, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Steiner, V. (2006). Creative Collaboration, Oxford: OUP.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1) demonstrate a detailed knowledge and systematic understanding of various models of collaboration and interdisciplinary work relevant to contemporary music practice;
2) identify and utilise a broad range of skills within a group, while developing advanced personal specialisms that are informed by work at the forefront of the discipline;
3) develop a performance event / collaborative production from conception to realisation that draws together the skills of the group members.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1) utilise inter-personal skills of communication, planning and evaluative interaction in complex and unpredictable contexts;
2) work effectively as part of a group with an appreciation of different viewpoints;
3) manage resources and time effectively, exercising initiative and personal responsibility in the organisation of tasks.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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