ARCT07003 2018 Creative Interdisciplinary Practice I

General Details

Full Title
Creative Interdisciplinary Practice I
Transcript Title
Creative Interdisciplinary Pra
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Subject Area
ARCT - Architecture
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bernadette Donohoe, Rowan Watson, Michael Roulston, Emmet O'Doherty, Cliona Brady, Peter Scanlon
Programme Membership
SG_VARCH_H08 201800 Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) in Architecture in Architecture SG_DCRDS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design SG_DCREA_B07 202300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_B07 202400 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 202400 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design SG_DCREA_H08 202300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

The module engages students from a selection of creative programmes in collaborative interdisciplinary projects led by lecturers from a range of disciplines from the arts, design and architecture.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate awareness of convergent and divergent thinking; and an awareness of interdisciplinary approaches to creative practice.


Interact effectively with others, through collaboration, team work and negotiation.


Utilise both familiar and unfamiliar diagnostic and creative skills in unfamiliar contexts.


Develop ideas as part of a group through to resolved and accessible outcomes


Demonstrate an expanded capacity to work with materials and media.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A choice of topics or questions to prompt creative enquiry is introduced to interdisciplinary student teams/groups. These ‘questions’ may arise in response to topical local, regional or societal issues, or emerge at intersections of interest arising out of the lecturers’ own creative areas of enquiry. Through creative enquiry each interdisciplinary team/group then develops a response to one of the proposed questions. The groups’ outputs are communicated using media, modes and formats that include but extend beyond those habitually used in the respective students’ disciplines. Each student is expected to keep a graphic journal which documents and reflects on the question explored, the creative process and its outcomes/products.

The module is delivered using a combination of short lectures, seminars, practical tutorials and creative/design reviews.

Module Assessment Strategies

Group exhibit /artefact/performance with seminar presentation; graphic reflective journal.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be dependent on failed components. This will be confirmed at formal exam boards.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Topics and questions from a range of disciplines from the arts, design and architecture.

Representation methods from the various disciplines are engaged with.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group proposal Coursework Assessment Group Project 15 % Week 4 1,2,3
2 Final group presentation Coursework Assessment Group Project 55 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5
3 Reflective Graphic Journal Coursework Assessment Individual Project 30 % End of Semester 1,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Interdisciplinary Practice 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Other Resources

Recommended Reading:

Cristofovici, A., & Montefalcone B. (Eds.). (2015). The Art of Collaboration: Poets, Artists, Books. Cuneiform Press.   

De Wachter by E. M. (2017). Co-Art: artists on creative collaboration.  Phaidon Press.

Doorley, S., & Witthoft, S. Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. (2012). Make space: how to set the stage for creative collaboration. Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons.

Liamputtong, P., & Rumbold, J. (2008). Knowing differently: Arts-based and collaborative research methods. Nova Publishers.

Palestrant, E. (2018). Conversations about creativity: art, writing, music, filmmaking, theatre, education, science & the synergy of imagination (creative thinking series book 2). Ep Creative Enterprises.