Media Explorations

Module code: 4MEST006W
Faculty: Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design 
Credit Level: 4
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module allows you to engage with the practices and characteristics of defined media traditions, choosing typically from still image, interactive and moving image practices. Having identified your chosen area you will explore the practices, technologies, skills, ideas and traditions associated with the exploratory use of that media, using creative play, testing, experiment and realisation. This will lead you into developing your project to respond to media-specific concerns.

By the time you complete the module, you will be able to identify the histories, theories and concepts associated with your selected media tradition, and define appropriate technologies and practices to explore that tradition. You will also be able to analyse your chosen media using a critical and theoretical approach, and explore media technologies creatively and competently to realise your practical production (with an emphasis on experimentation).

Teaching and learning methods include lectures and seminars, demonstrations, workshops, and group and individual tutorials. The tutorials and workshops provide the basis for the production of exploratory media work, either in groups or individually, as appropriate to your chosen media. Assessment will be based solely on your media exploration project, which will need to be agreed with the module tutors and which will take around 150 hours to complete.