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Creating a Project Vision (DRAM90018)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeDRAM90018
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In a format that includes a two-week mini-intensive and six follow-up seminars, this subject focuses closely on the development of a project idea that builds and demonstrates the creative vision that will underpin the student’s work for their final year and beyond.

The intensive takes place through lectures, visiting speakers, and collaborative practical workshops. The subject will introduce the student to theoretical and practical concepts of project realization, implementation methodologies, strategic planning, networking, budgeting, documentation, evaluation, report making, pitching and marketing. It will investigate the issues and demands of being an artist in the broader community. It will also explore projects that align with the student’s proposed research question, identifying and refining their research practice trajectory for the year. Prior to the subject commencing the students will complete an online investigation of a series of questions that will begin a digital work journal that will be brought to the two-week mini-intensive.

The emphasis of the subject will be the entrepreneurial aspect of a director’s craft. The subject will culminate in the presentation of a project pitch, a detailed written project management plan, a short critical essay on the research question underlying that project and a set of marketing materials.

Intended learning outcomes

At the conclusion of the subject the student should be able to:

  • understand the entrepreneurial nature of a director's role in project creation;
  • to understand the importance of budgeting, strategic planning, documentation and evaluation methodologies in project creation;
  • further develop a research methodology appropriate to their practice and project;
  • display the skills of presenting and pitching a project formally and informally;
  • begin to articulate an independent project research trajectory and project idea that will inform their internship semester 1 and final independent project in semester 2;
  • communicate in written and oral form a project management plan;
  • display the ability of collaborative & participatory practice in the formation of a creative vision for a project.

Generic skills

On completion of this course the students should demonstrate the ability to:

  • work across disciplines to create and organise a range of aesthetic material;
  • communicate with high level of verbal, and written skills;
  • collaborate and be flexible;
  • use a range of research tools and methodologies;
  • lead others in the skills of problem solving;
  • interpret and analyse with a capacity for critical thinking;
  • work as a leader showing initiative and openness;
  • work independently;
  • work with respect for intellectual integrity, intellectual property and for the ethics of research and scholarship.

Last updated: 12 October 2019