Module title: Research and Entrepreneurship Projects

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES11144
Module leader: Malcolm Innes
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising


Description of module content:

This module gives you the opportunity to align and apply your creative practice to a live practice-based research project or opportunity for entrepreneurial practice. Projects and opportunities may arise from the ongoing practice and research within the university, or may be initiated by yourself. In either case, you will be required to work with appropriate external clients and/or partners.

You will work to professional standards with socially responsible practices to generate and deliver useable creative outputs. You must demonstrate integrity, leadership and good personal communication skills, whilst managing complex open-ended problems in a socio-economic and/or technical context.

At the beginning of the module, you will negotiate an Individual Learning Agreement with the programme team to define the learning to be undertaken, and to determine how these activities will enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module. You will keep a learning journal throughout the module. At the end of the module you will produce a creative portfolio that evidences professional knowledge and skills and critical reflection. This will be supported by a written reflective report where you will critically analyse and appraise your own work within the context of the professional environment you have been working within.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Identify an area of creative research practice or entrepreneurship for sustained project development.
LO2. Plan and respond to research and/or entrepreneurial opportunities in a creative professional context.
LO3. Generate and develop feasible conceptual solutions in collaboration and cooperation with external partners and clients.
LO4: Effectively communicate creative concepts and outcomes to an external audience utilising appropriate visual and verbal presentation techniques.
LO5: Demonstrate leadership and independent decision making whilst critically reflecting on your own and other peoples’ creative practice.

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