FINAL MAJOR PROJECT - 2017/8

Module code: DMA3013

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

WAKEFIELD NA Ms (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

30

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

P300

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 278

Tutorial Hours: 12

Assessment pattern

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

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

DMA 3001 - Project Research and Development

Module overview

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

Module aims

• 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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
• 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

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.

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)

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 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

Reading list for FINAL MAJOR PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/dma3013

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Digital Media Arts with Media Studies BA (Hons) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

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.