Phase 1: Retrospection

In this phase you will identify the key incidents of change that have helped to shape your industry. Reflect upon and evaluate your professional experience as a creative practitioner

Unit 1: Research Theory & Creative Change

The aim of this unit is to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of the development of their discipline identifying key events which led to change, analyse the reasons for change and how they were instigated and consider the impact of these incidents on practices and processes. In doing so students will consider the relationship between research, theory and creative change.

Unit 2: Professional Development

The aim of this unit is to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of the process of reflection and how it can be applied to their own development as creative practitioners. Students will develop their understandings of reflective tools, will critically evaluate their own previous professional practice, identifying opportunities for the use of reflection, and will create a personal action plan for their own development.

Phase 2: Current Practice

In this phase you will develop, produce and evaluate effective and innovative solutions to current professional and/or technical issues and challenges in your specific discipline and communicate your solutions to an audience of your peers.

Unit 3: Creative Development & Production

This unit enables the student to identify & respond to current issues in their discipline area. Students will develop their ability to apply and extend their knowledge of theories of change and reflective practice. Current production and/or process issues in the workplace issues in need of development will be identified and evaluated using action inquiry. Distinctive and innovative production solutions will then be created which demonstrate an understanding of theoretical understandings.

Unit 4: Production Analysis

The aim of this unit is to develop in students the ability to demonstrate and defend – through a substantial evaluative report – the solutions they produced in CMP B1. The report should also demonstrate their engagement with emergent practice and their application of appropriate research methods, including action inquiry. These should be contextualised within their industry and relevant theory. Students will also critically analyse and report upon another students research plan and their method of formulating a solution.

Phase 3: Future Developments and Opportunities

You will take a lead in identifying some of the future threats and opportunities in your production area/ discipline. Then produce and test solutions and new ways of working. Exhibit your findings and debate them with your colleagues, potential users and tutors.

Unit 5: Major Project: Production, Validation & Defence

This unit enables the student to identify and respond to future threats and opportunities in their own discipline. They will research, develop and implement a research plan that leads to a production solution which they defend in a viva.

Unit 6: Exhibition

The aim of this unit is to enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the development of their industry, their ability to research and implement solutions to current problems, and in particular their ability to identify, research and provide solutions to significant future challenges. Students will communicate this through an exhibition presented to a selected audience of peers and other stake holders. The exhibition will enable students to demonstrate and reflect upon the significant learning journey they have undertaken, the effectiveness of this exhibition will be critically evaluated.