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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC0121 Image, Music and Text

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Madeleine Newman

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is aimed at you if you are a student interested in exploring how image, music and text can be used to convey ideas. The module will culminate in the production of an individual creative project which engages with the intersections between these aspects of the module.


This module will give an overview of image, music and text. It will consider the ways in which knowledge is developed in these areas and will look at primary and secondary sources. It will focus particularly on approaches and examples from within interdisciplinary creative practice to illustrate these areas. By the end of the module, students will produce an individual creative project (including a portfolio of development and a final outcome piece, for example, a film (2 mins), photo-journal (12 pages), podcast (5x 2 min pieces), website (3 distinct pages) or digital story (12 pages)) and a reflective creative commentary that incorporates their learning on the intersections between two aspects of image, music and text. This will be accompanied by an annotated bibliography. The module will also particularly focus on the development of skills in the communication of a creative outcome and aspects of critical reflection.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this module students will be able to:
-Demonstrate a critical and creative awareness of the use of image, music and text though a case study focused on two specific elements (i.e. image and music, music and text, or image and text).
-Develop a creative portfolio including a final creative product which responds to module themes.
-Critically interpret different source materials.
-Have an understanding of image, music and text in relation to forms of creative practice.
-Have an awareness of diversity and issues relating to representation.

Skills outcomes
Creative development
Critical reflection
Understanding of interdisciplinary study


The content will cover such areas as:

- Film and still photography
- Classical music/popular music
- Critical tools for reading a text
- Use of new media/ digital media technology to produce a creative outcome
- Collaboration between image, music and text in the context of interdisciplinary creative practice.
- Representation of diversity, such as: age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation and class

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours49.50
Private study hours125.00
Total Contact hours25.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Time for private study is expected to break down as follows:

Reading and research 30
Preparation for seminars 20
Assignment Preparation 70
Weekly blog entry 5

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in each taught session and via the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written Work2,000 word critical commentary and annotated bibliography40.00
AssignmentProduce a creative portfolio including a final creative outcome60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:10


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