FINAL MAJOR PROJECT - 2017/8
Module code: DMA3013
Music and Media
WAKEFIELD NA Ms (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 278
Tutorial Hours: 12
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
DMA 3001 - Project Research and Development
After having undertaken a wide range of research to help develop ideas and skills in the Autumn semester, students build on the pilot projects and project plans developed through the Project Research and Development module to develop a project demonstrating an awareness of the form(s) used, the techniques employed, and revealing effective research from relevant sources.
This module includes the student’s final degree show. In preparation, for this show, students are expected to demonstrate how their ideas and knowledge have developed over the entire year and reflect on this process in the associated reflective essay
• Apply methods of critical analysis in compiling a well-structured, thematically and visually developed creative project
• Fully implement all production skills which have been taught over the previous two years
• Reflect critically and theoretically on a project through the development of written critique.
• Support students in developing a personally-directed combination of visual, conceptual and technical expertise in their practice
• Enable a range of transferable skills such as analysing visual material, carrying out research, exhibition planning and organisation, making a presentation on a student’s own work, participating in group discussions, reviewing peer progress, and communicating effectively
|• Demonstrate a historically/conceptually-embedded understanding in both studio and academic components of the creation of a creative project||CP|
|• Demonstrate an independently-directed, sustained activity; depth; critical engagement with a specialist practice||CPT|
|• Reflect critically and constructively on their work||CP|
|• Apply methods of critical analysis to a production by clearly defining the relationship between the practical and conceptual development of a digital media artefact or performance||KC|
|• Utilise production technologies to an advanced level||PT|
|• Demonstrate an ability to complete a practical project to set deadlines||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Group critiques of works in progress
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.
After having undertaken a wide range of research to help develop ideas and skills in the Autumn semester, students build on the pilot projects and project plans developed through the Project Research and Development module to develop a project demonstrating an awareness of the form(s) used, the techniques employed, and should reveal effective research from relevant sources.
This module leads up to a final project for the student’s final degree show. In preparation, for this show, 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. For this reason students are required to continue the Journal started in Research and Development for Creative Practice, charting developing ideas, images, methods and research. Information from this journal will be combined with the reflective research report written in their first term to culminate in a final written critique outlining the research done for the work, decisions made, and presenting a final critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses in the work.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Group critique & presentations (1 hours x 10)
One-to-one tutorials (approx 2 hrs per student, 4x 30mins)
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 complex 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 for FINAL MAJOR PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/dma3013
Programmes this module appears in
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