Creative Project - DRAM6780

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 6 30 (15) Sophie Quirk checkmark-circle


The module will offer students the chance to work on an independent creative project of their own devising, which will be a culmination of practical elements of their degree programme. Performance, workshop, design, stagecraft, producing or other creative skills encountered in earlier modules will be developed, extended and explored in autonomous work, which will be supported by regular group supervision sessions. Projects will also involve research which will contextualise the practical elements.

Supervision will take place in timetabled teaching slots, in which students involved in several projects will be supervised together. Practical outcomes might take the form of performances, workshops or public interventions.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 44
Private study hours: 272
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

Practical Work (70%)
Documentation (3,500 words) (30%)

Reassessment methods:
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Indicative reading

Given the independent, student-defined nature of the projects for this module, it is impossible to give an indicative reading list. A bespoke reading list will be developed for each student through the process of project development and supervision.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

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

1 Demonstrate development and deepening of an appropriate range of practical and creative skills
2 Carry out research in order to properly contextualise creative projects
3 Document and reflect on practical and creative work

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

1 Demonstrate that they can work with others, collaboratively, and understand group dynamics and handling interpersonal issues
2 Develop and pursue creative projects within specified resource constraints of time, space and/or budget, thus developing problem solving skills
3 Manage workloads to meet deadlines, and sustain focus for extended periods working on independent creative projects, developing autonomy and self management
4 Demonstrate information retrieval skills, involving the ability to use information resources and technology, gathering and critically evaluating material
5 Demonstrate applied critical and creative skills
6 Communicate effectively, to a professional standard, coherent arguments and propositions in a variety of media, verbally and in writing, using appropriate communication and presentation technologies
7 Reflect on their own learning and development, identifying strategies for development, exploring strengths and weaknesses and developing autonomy in learning and continuous professional development
8 Work autonomously on a self-directed creative project, thus developing organisational skills


  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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