Introduction to Creative Practice CCA1002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course offers an introduction to creative practice, providing key examples of projects, practices and practitioners. It provides an overview of both discipline-specific practices and also inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches to practice. It also provides the first foray in to group work and practical project preparation.


1 x 1hr Lecture (Monday 12:00) each week as scheduled on MyCampus;

1 x 1hr Seminar each week as scheduled on MyCampus;

8 x 1hr workshops and 2 x 1hr tutorials (Thursday 12:00) over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Essay (2000 words) - 50%

Group Project Pitch (10 minutes per group + 5mins Q+A) - 25% (group mark)

Critical Reflection (1000 words) - 25%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ introduce students to the diversity of creative practices, charting similarities across the arts, as well as medium-specific differences.

■ equip students with an understanding of the processes, outcomes and forms which creative practice can take.

■ enable an appreciation of the creative journey and process of bringing an idea into the world.

■ equip students with the skills to formulate a project proposal pitch (both real and imagined) for consideration by peers, staff and selected professionals.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ recognise key debates and theoretical approaches relevant to a critical understanding of different creative practices as they relate to the practitioner, medium, site, context and audience.

■ evaluate the relationship between theory and practice in the process of bringing an idea into the world.

■ work in a team to present and articulate a project proposal in a communicable, professional and persuasive manner.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.