FINAL MINOR PROJECT - 2017/8

Module code: DMA3011

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

WAKEFIELD NA Ms (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework CREATIVE PROJECT 70%
Coursework REFLECTIVE ESSAY 30%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Project Research and Proposal Development (Minor) from Leve 6 Semester 1

Module overview

This module is an opportunity for students undertaking Digital Media Arts as a minor to undertake a contained creative project at Level 6 alongside students working on their Final Major Project.

The form and scope of the project is negotiated in consultation with tutors, and although support in specific digital tools and techniques is not guaranteed for it will be provided on a case-by-case bases wherever this is possible. Minor students may also opt, where possible, to contribute and collaborate on other students’ Final Major Projects, but this is by negotiation with and agreement from the students involved and the supervising tutor.  

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Group critiques of works in progress
One-to-One tutorials
Technical support
Review of writing reflective critiques

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Support students in making independent, critical, and creative decisions in the creation of a final piece of work.

Provide practical experience for minor students in project development and production in digital media arts.

This module leads up to a final showable project for the student’s portfolio, which may be used in degree shows, online distribution and other exhibition opportunities. Students will demonstrate how their ideas and knowledge have developed over the entire year and reflect on this process in the associated written practice critique.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Group critique & presentations
One-to-one tutorials 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to generate ideas, concepts and proposals, plan and execute a project drawing on an array of skills and techniques learned over the previous 2 years.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Creative Project (70%)
Reflective Essay (30%)


Formative assessment and feedback

As a final, independent module, the emphasis is placed on students to request specific feedback and support. However, continuous formative assessment is given through timetabled group critique and individual tutorials. Work-in-progress presentations are given direct feedback from the module tutor and students are all expected to give critiques and support each-other’s work, and dedicated technical support sessions are available from staff and technicians.

Reading list

Reading list for FINAL MINOR PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/dma3011

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.