Maybe you have just completed an HND or an FdA and you want to top up to an honours degree with a difference. Maybe you are a returner to education after a gap? The BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice course aims to convert the enthusiasm you have for your creative specialism into a viable career. Because the art school at Stockport is steeped in previous success and has an impressive global alumni we can draw on current, up to date and relevant experience… and we do. Come to one of our bi-annual ALUMNIGHT events in Manchester and see for yourself. If your skills are in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation or Fine Art practice and you want a course that encourages collaboration and is industry focused. Check us out now.
Applicants having successfully completed a Foundation degree, an HND or a Diploma in HE in a relevant subject.
*Summative assessment is where you receive a mark for your work.
Semester 1: Theory and Practice. This module builds on the foundations of theory and creative practice established in your previous education. You will frame your work in contemporary contexts, competitions or live projects delivered in collaboration with external agencies or creative partners. There will always be a continuing focus on your future creative aspirations. Employability is central so you are asked to consider the relationship of your own practice to the diverse and emerging creative industries. The theory element of this module aims to showcase your critical writing. You will plan and write an extended, independent research project. Working with academic supervision, you will consider subject areas that may or may not link to your practice. This writing will then be packaged into a designed publication.
Semester 2: The Empty Module. This Module is an ‘empty’ space for you to be active agents in choosing how it is filled and connects to your future aspirations. A flexible and innovative approach to solving problems and working with ideas to produce exciting and challenging outcomes is encouraged. It is a space where working across disciplines, alongside others in an interdisciplinary mode is also encouraged.