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Independent Creative & Cultural Project - TFT00074M

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Edward Braman
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module summary

In this module you will research and deliver a substantial project on a topic of your own devising or in response to a client brief within the context of the creative and cultural sectors. There is no limitation on the project you can pursue as long as it meets university assessment guidelines.  The project and outputs will be negotiated and agreed between the student and the supervisor. The focus and format of the project may vary and include: a business strategy, plan or proposal; a marketing or communications strategy, plan and promotional campaign;  a production project workflow with financial planning; an educational brief, learning programme and materials development. Your project may include the design, planning and/or execution of a creative and cultural output. Alternatively you may wish to undertake a dissertation - a substantial piece of independent research - on a subject of your own choice. The dissertation enables you to apply the knowledge, research and study skills developed in the programme during the first two terms of the MA in Creative and Cultural Industries. You will identify and scope an area of research that excites and engages you and develop this with the supervision of one or more members of academic staff in the relevant departments.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2021-22 to Summer Vacation 2021-22

Module aims

  • Enhance your ability to successful lead, manage and/or collaborate on an individual real-world or theoretical project, consolidating advanced skills in design, planning and execution;

  • Develop research skills including formulating a proposal, devising research questions and applying disciplinary or cross-disciplinary methodological approaches;

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of a specialist area in the creative and cultural industries, contextualised within precedent, current or future contexts;

  • Enhance skills of analysis, reflection and critical evaluation through application to conceptual, theoretical and practical issues within a specialist area;

  • Enhance verbal and written presentation skills, the ability to select appropriate media and to address business or other audiences.

Module learning outcomes

  • Successfully lead a substantial, independent real-world or theoretical project of your own devising and/or in collaboration with a sector partner, demonstrating advanced skills in design, planning and execution and an excellent and systematic knowledge of the field.

  • from the forefront of the discipline in the design, planning and execution of the project.

  • Situate your project within precedent, current and future contexts and practices by synthesising, applying and critically evaluating an advanced conceptual, theoretical and practical understanding of complex issues and ideas within your specialist area.

  • Deploy sophisticated verbal and written presentation skills, and use of appropriate media in the compelling delivery of your project to academic, business or other audiences.


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 85
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 15

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 85
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 15

Module feedback

Feedback to students : Students will receive feedback within four weeks as per university guidelines. Verbal feedback on the first summative will be available before term's end to feed into the second summative. In addition there will be regular supervisions.

Indicative reading

Indicative reading will be discussed individually with a supervisor.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.