1. Aim

Within the broad context of the creative industries there are many separate disciplines/specialisms. The main purpose of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to discover personal strengths and inform independent practice.

This unit is designed to develop the skills to apply creative practice in response to a theme and topics set by Pearson. Students will carry out and apply the knowledge and skills, developed through other areas of their studies, to complete and present an individual project. Wherever possible the unit will simulate working studio conditions, which will enhance and develop professional industry skills and practice.

2. Unit Abstract

The ability to define, plan and undertake a project is a critical set of skills throughout the various roles within the creative industries. Identifying appropriate information and analysing this, to formulate clear solutions, is required to underpin many of the processes that inform creative practice.

3. Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • LO1 Examine specialist area of creative practice within historical and contemporary contexts.
  • LO2 Develop art and design solutions, through an iterative development process, in response to a given brief.
  • LO3 Present an art and design solution, including a portfolio of development work in response to a given brief.
  • LO4 Evaluate work in relation to an identified area of specialism in the creative industries.