Module code: 5WSEL001W
Credit Level: 5
Credit value: 20
Available to: Students in all faculties, however some courses already include cross-disciplinary modules and are structured to offer opportunities to expand professional skills. Students on these courses are unable to choose Westminster Plus Electives – check the list of courses.
Please note: elective modules are subject to availability.
This module enables students from arts and science disciplines to focus on the research and development of interdisciplinary project work. You will engage with others with similar expertise, and collaborate with those outside of your own discipline, in a process of research and experimentation. The results are shared with the group and, in some cases, a wider public audience through visual, textual and oral presentations.
Collaborative project work develops from a central theme, which changes each year. The module uses student-centred, autonomous learning, with tutors playing a facilitative role and students engaging in skills exchange and peer teaching.
Learning is structured as a weekly three-hour session, split between workshops, seminars, external visits, tutorials and presentations. The main assessments are through a research and production journal and a critical evaluation of the learning outcomes.
Westminster Plus Elective modules build on the core modules and option modules specific to your course, to provide you with the complex skills and competencies needed to be successful in the work place. You can find out more about the achievements and successful outcomes from students involved in Westminster’s previous art/science collaboration projects at broad-vision.info.
What’s the advantage?
This module is great if you are interested in:
- Understanding the complex relationship between science and art in our changing world;
- Developing collaborative research projects which make a difference to understanding the relationship between art and science;
- Engaging in dialogue and discussion about how science makes an impact on art and how art can make a difference to science.