Core Module Information
Module title: Research Portfolio for Creative Practice (MA)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: DES11147
Module leader: Kirstie Jamieson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module enables you to conduct an extensive individual research project that tests creative practice issues through primary and secondary research. Defining and managing your own research portfolio, you will build a body of research through applied methods for creative theory and practice.

The portfolio is structured according to four formative submissions (Proposal, Method, Critical Review of Context and Findings) and one final summative assessment of the completed portfolio.

Issues of applicability, credibility, ethics and a wider research influence develop an understanding of research in practice and guide your management of the research project. The format of your portfolio may make use of a number of media, from film, website, exhibition, booklet or the more standard bound text.

The suitability of format and research content will be agreed between you and your tutor early in the module. Typically, the portfolio will be submitted in the form of an 10,000 word critical debate with a supporting portfolio of creative practice evidencing research.

Alternatively, you may choose to take a purely theoretical approach to the module and submit a 15,000 word critically structured dissertation as a stand-alone written artefact.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1: Critically evaluate a creative research process to inform and generate ideas
LO 2: Produce and visualise a number of feasible conceptual solutions or responses from an identified and rigorously researched area of investigation.
LO 3: Critically appraise and select a proposal for further creative development.
LO 4: Present a resolved creative outcome(s) based on a critically informed creative process.
LO 5: Detail, specify and produce a creative outcome to appropriate industry standards.
LO 6: Critically reflect on the processes and social, cultural and economic context involved in the major project creative outcome.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirstie Jamieson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 5
Face To Face Project Supervision 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 583
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-6 13
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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