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Creative Arts

BA Hons (Full Time)

Year:11/12
UCAS Code:W900
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Mrs EJ Grenfell

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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The BA in Creative Arts is a three-year combined degree scheme that allows suitably qualified students to pursue the study and practice of two of the following art forms: fine art, creative writing, music or theatre studies. Art, Music and Theatre Studies are located in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA); Creative Writing is located in the Department of English and Creative Writing. All four contributing sections have a commitment to the close integration of practice and theory so that creative skills are treated as central to the conceptual understanding of art forms. There is also a shared concern to place the artist in a broader cultural, aesthetic and social context. Each section aims to impart an appropriate body of knowledge, including transferable skills, but more importantly they aim to enrich students culturally through a deep understanding of art forms and their practice. Students' understanding and creative abilities are developed through their practical work and through appropriate technical and theoretical supporting courses. The scheme recognises that students will require a body of skills for each of the two chosen art forms that is cognate but not identical.

 

The overall teaching and learning aims of LICA are

(i)         to nurture independent thought through the staged delivery of coherent, integrated, progressive and up-to-date degree schemes,

(ii)        to create a challenging but supportive learning environment with a range of learning experiences and possibilities,

(iii)       to offer high quality teaching, informed by staff research, which helps students realize their creative and/or academic potential,

(iv)       to provide graduates with the skills, interests and attitudes needed to study for higher degrees or to compete successfully for employment in a wide range of job markets by equipping them with technical, personal and transferable skills in written and oral communication, collaboration, team-work and negotiation, self-directed learning, and creative problem-solving.

 

The overall teaching and learning aims of Creative Writing are similar to the above.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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The learning outcomes of the Creative Arts programme are both subject specific and general. Subject knowledge is fundamentally embedded in the student's creative practice and will include a depth of understanding?creatively, conceptually and technically. Students will also have a conceptual and historical understanding of the particular subject areas of their degree scheme combination. Each individual subject area from which Creative Arts is drawn has its own learning outcomes, at the same time it is recognised that as a consequence of taking a combined degree, fewer courses in each subject area will be studied. There are also distinctive additional outcomes. These include

(a)        the development of students' creative faculties,

(b)       the ability to practise two art forms at an appropriate level of creative and technical expertise in the subject areas of Fine Art, Creative Writing, Music, or Theatre Studies,

(c)        an appreciation of the different approaches and materials that characterise the two chosen art forms, as well as the ability to distinguish between approaches which are broadly similar and those which differ,

(d)       a sophisticated critical understanding of aspects of the contributing subject areas in their cultural contexts.

 

Structure, Features and Regulations: Compulsory and Optional Modules

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Students complete a total of 120 credits at each level, 60 in each subject area at levels 2 and 3. The curriculum facilitates a balance of depth and breadth appropriate to its pedagogical aims. Depth is achieved through the extended, student-centred engagement with creative practice; breadth through the styles and media available within those practices, and also the degree scheme as a whole with its elements of technique and theory and other subjects. Options courses are subject to staff availability.

 

Art and Creative Writing

 

Level 3

 

Compulsory modules

 

ART.301 Dissertation (30cr)

ART.321 Studio practice (30cr)

CREW303 Workshop (30cr)

CREW304 Long Fiction (15cr)

CREW305 Creative Non-Fiction (15cr)

 

 

 

 

Options

 

None

 

Level 2

 

Compulsory modules

ART.221 Studio Practice (30cr)

ART.202 Art after Modernism (30cr)

CREW203 Workshop (30cr)

CREW204 Short Fiction (15cr)

CREW205 Poetry (15cr)

 

 

 

Options

 

None

 

  

Art and Music

 

Level 3

 

Compulsory modules

ART.321 Advanced Studio Practice (30cr)

ART.301 Dissertation (30cr)

 

 

 

 

A maximum of one 2nd year module permitted in final year

Music Options

 MUSC200 Music Techniques II (30cr)

 MUSC214 Special Option 1: Paris in the  1920s (30cr)

 MUSC237 Enterprise Unit (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC250 Multimedia Authoring (30cr)

MUSC260 Recording Technique (30cr)

MUSC270 Sound and Space (30cr)

MUSC316 Interpreting Musical Styles and Influences (30cr)

MUSC317 Rock and Roll in American Culture (30cr)

MUSC332Psychology and Psychoacoustics (30cr)

MUSC314 Special Option 2: Music Perception (15cr)

MUSC340 Dissertation (30cr)

MUSC350 Music Composition (30cr)

 

 

Level 2

Compulsory modules

ART.221 Studio Practice (30cr)

ART.202 Art after Modernism (30cr)

 

 

 

Options

Music Options

 MUSC200 Music Techniques II (30cr)

 MUSC214 Special Option 1: Paris in the  1920s (30cr)

 MUSC221 Practical Studies (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC237 Enterprise Unit (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC250 Multimedia Authoring (30cr)

MUSC251 Composition (30cr)

MUSC260 Recording Technique (30cr)

MUSC270 Sound and Space (30cr)

MUSC316 Interpreting Musical Styles and Influences (30cr)

MUSC317 Rock and Roll in American Culture (30cr)

MUSC332Psychology and Psychoacoustics (30cr)

MUSC314 Special Option 2: Music Perception (15cr)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Art and Theatre Studies

Level 3

 

Compulsory modules

ART.321 Advanced Studio Practice (30cr)

ART.301 Dissertation (30cr)

 

 

 

 

Options

THEA306 Contemporary European Theatre (30cr)

THEA308 Postmodern Dance and Physical Theatre (30cr)

THEA311 Contemporary British Theatre (30cr)

THEA313 Applied Theatre Practice II (subject to departmental permission) (30cr)

THEA314 Theatre Administration (30cr)

 

Level 2

Compulsory modules

ART.221 Studio Practice (30cr)

ART.202 Art after Modernism (30cr)

 

 

Options

Theatre Studies' Options

THEA206 Modern European Playwriting (30cr)

THEA207 Introduction to TV Drama (30cr)

THEA208 Modern Dance and Physical Theatre (30cr)

THEA209 Media and Performance (30cr))

 

  

Music and Creative Writing

Level 3

 

Compulsory modules

 

CREW303 Workshop (30cr)

CREW304 Long Fiction (15cr)

CREW305 Creative Non-Fiction (15cr)

 

 

 

 

A maximum of one 2nd year module permitted in final year

Music Options

 MUSC200 Music Techniques II (30cr)

 MUSC214 Special Option 1: Paris in the  1920s (30cr)

 MUSC237 Enterprise Unit (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC250 Multimedia Authoring (30cr)

MUSC260 Recording Technique (30cr)

MUSC270 Sound and Space (30cr)

MUSC316 Interpreting Musical Styles and Influences (30cr)

MUSC317 Rock and Roll in American Culture (30cr)

MUSC332Psychology and Psychoacoustics (30cr)

MUSC314 Special Option 2: Music Perception (15cr)

MUSC340 Dissertation (30cr)

MUSC350 Music Composition (30cr)

 

Level 2

 

Compulsory modules

CREW203 Workshop (30cr)

CREW204 Short Fiction (15cr)

CREW205 Poetry (15cr)

 

 

 

Music Options

 MUSC200 Music Techniques II (30cr)

 MUSC214 Special Option 1: Paris in the  1920s (30cr)

 MUSC221 Practical Studies (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC237 Enterprise Unit (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC250 Multimedia Authoring (30cr)

MUSC251 Composition (30cr)

MUSC260 Recording Technique (30cr)

MUSC270 Sound and Space (30cr)

MUSC316 Interpreting Musical Styles and Influences (30cr)

MUSC317 Rock and Roll in American Culture (30cr)

MUSC332Psychology and Psychoacoustics (30cr)

MUSC314 Special Option 2: Music Perception (15cr)

 

 

Music and Theatre Studies

Level 3

 

Compulsory modules

None

 

 

 

A maximum of one 2nd year module permitted in final year

Music Options

 MUSC200 Music Techniques II (30cr)

 MUSC214 Special Option 1: Paris in the  1920s (30cr)

 MUSC237 Enterprise Unit (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC250 Multimedia Authoring (30cr)

MUSC260 Recording Technique (30cr)

MUSC270 Sound and Space (30cr)

MUSC316 Interpreting Musical Styles and Influences (30cr)

MUSC317 Rock and Roll in American Culture (30cr)

MUSC332Psychology and Psychoacoustics (30cr)

MUSC314 Special Option 2: Music Perception (15cr)

MUSC340 Dissertation (30cr)

MUSC350 Music Composition (30cr)

 

Theatre Studies' Options

THEA306 Contemporary European Theatre (30cr)

THEA308 Postmodern Dance and Physical Theatre (30cr)

THEA311 Contemporary British Theatre (30cr)

THEA313 Applied Theatre Practice II (subject to departmental permission) (30cr)

THEA314 Theatre Administration (30cr)

 

Level 2

Compulsory modules

None 

 

Music Options

 MUSC200 Music Techniques II (30cr)

 MUSC214 Special Option 1: Paris in the  1920s (30cr)

 MUSC221 Practical Studies (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC237 Enterprise Unit (departmental permission required) (30cr)

MUSC250 Multimedia Authoring (30cr)

MUSC251 Composition (30cr)

MUSC260 Recording Technique (30cr)

MUSC270 Sound and Space (30cr)

MUSC316 Interpreting Musical Styles and Influences (30cr)

MUSC317 Rock and Roll in American Culture (30cr)

MUSC332Psychology and Psychoacoustics (30cr)

MUSC314 Special Option 2: Music Perception (15cr)

 

Theatre Studies' Options

THEA206 Modern European Playwriting (30cr)

THEA207 Introduction to TV Drama (30cr)

THEA208 Modern Dance and Physical Theatre (30cr)
 
THEA209 Media and Performance (30cr)

 

Theatre Studies and Creative Writing

Level 3

 

Compulsory modules

CREW303 Workshop (30cr)

CREW304 Long Fiction (15cr)

CREW305 Creative Non-Fiction (15cr)

 

 

 

 

Options

THEA306 Contemporary European Theatre (30cr)

THEA308 Postmodern Dance and Physical Theatre (30cr)

THEA311 Contemporary British Theatre (30cr)

THEA313 Applied Theatre Practice II (subject to departmental permission) (30cr)

THEA314 Theatre Administration (30cr)

 

 

Level 2

 

Compulsory modules

CREW203 Workshop (30cr)

CREW204 Short Fiction (15cr)

CREW205 Poetry (15cr)

 

 

 

Options

THEA206 Modern European Playwriting (30cr)

THEA207 Introduction to TV Drama (30cr)

THEA208 Modern Dance and Physical Theatre (30cr)
 
THEA209 Media and Performance (30cr)

 PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST TAKE EXAMINATIONS IN AT LEAST FOUR OF YOUR EIGHT UNITS

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