HUM40040 Creative Approaches

Academic Year 2023/2024

In this module students will focus on producing a creative output based on their current academic research, rather than conventional academic essays and assignments. The aim of the course is to introduce students to processes of creativity and creative collaboration, and to encourage the dissemination of research through a wide variety of creative forms. Students will focus on producing a creative output based on their current academic research. Such outputs might include performances, podcasts, exhibitions, music compositions, creative writing, short films or curated events. In this module, students will discover new ways of highlighting the significance of their research to external, non-specialist audiences.

Students will benefit from engagement with, and mentoring by, a number of distinguished artists-in-residence as well as academics with experience of the creative arts and the creative industries. The module will be delivered intensively over two face-to-face full day sessions and supported by supplementary online mentoring sessions

This Creative Futures Academy module is open to Masters and PhD students across the College of Arts and Humanities.


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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

In this module students will:
- produce creative outputs based on their academic research
- learn about processes of creativity and creative collaboration
- encounter case studies in creative approaches to academic research
- build confidence in exploring creative approaches to their work
- discover new ways of generating impact for their academic research

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Seminar (or Webinar)




Project Supervision


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Intensive delivery over two day-long sessions (Jan and Mar)
Supplementary online mentoring

active/task-based learning;
peer and group work
project work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Project Proposal Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Project: Creative Project and Reflection Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive feedback on project proposals Students will receive individual mentoring in advance of submission of creative project; Students will receive individual post-assessment feedback.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Lucy Collins Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Jennifer Jennings Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor P.J. Mathews Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Nicolas Pillai Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Anika Babel Tutor
Mr Dunk Murphy Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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