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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

PECI5106M Performance and Collaborative Enterprise

30 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Jenny Lawson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module offers you the opportunity collaborate with other students and share diverse interests and skills. A part of a small team you will help develop a performance or project that either responds to a commission or responds to the particular interests of your group. You will develop of critical, analytic, creative and organisational skills as the module requires you to engage in the complete cycle of a developmental process, working from concept to presentation.


The module is intended to be multi- disciplinary, collaborative and informed by an ethos of performance praxis. The module will include exploration of a range of methodological practice in collaborative work in the performance and cultural industries sector. It offers the opportunity for students to apply the theories, concepts and frameworks explored in other programme-specific modules. Once initiated the projects will be self-directed through a mentoring system including the generation of an agreed proposal, academic and technical tutor supervision, self and peer assessment.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:

1. Utilise sustained creative and collaborative skills in the design, development and presentation of ideas in a variety of media, related to the process and production of agreed outcomes
2. Manipulate complex material from varied disciplines that respond to an identified demand within the cultural industries sector
3. Articulate an understanding of theoretical concerns, terminologies and languages that relate to contemporary arts and cultural practice
4. Demonstrate critical engagement through the use of self reflection, analysis and evaluation, including self and peer assessment
5. Adapt working methods for new situations, self-management, collaborative problem solving and critical analysis.

Skills learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
6. Identify and evaluate the impact of yours and others’ contributions to a shared project/goal.
7. Ability to use written language to effectively articulate the creative process and how it contributes/engages with a particular area of practice.


The module aims to put theory and ideas into practice using the group skills to design and deliver appropriate projects for identified audiences, funders, clients and other agencies or in response to current cultural agendas. The module will be organised through the use of a series of agreed Learning Contracts. This is an agreement between individual group members, the group and the supervising tutor/s. It is likely that learning contracts will show some variation between group members. This is because individual group members may take on different roles within the process identifying specific and individual aims and objectives. In some circumstances aims and objectives may be shared with other group members and these will be identified and cross-referenced accordingly. Each group member will be required to submit an individual learning contract: The Learning Contract provides opportunity for each individual to decide what it is that they individually want to focus on during the module. Whilst the Learning Contract results in an individual agreement it must also be negotiated within the group.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
In Course Assessment14.004.00
Independent Learning93.0027.00
Private study hours250.00
Total Contact hours50.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

1. The module includes lectures, seminar discussion, tutor led practical workshops and tutor supervised practical group work. Together these provide opportunity for tutors to monitor individual and group progress.
2. Staff will be able to engage in formalised critical response during the studio sessions. This will enable staff to monitor student involvement and willingness to adapt to changing situations.
3. Each student will be assessed as an individual and as part of the company.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective log2,500- 3,000 word reflective log30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits will depend on the project undertaken and will need to be approved by the Director of Student Education. In some cases, resits may only be available by retaking the module in the next academic year.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 16/02/2024


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