FINAL MAJOR PROJECT - 2021/2
Module code: DMA3013
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module is your grand finale: a culmination of everything you have learnt during your Digital Media Arts journey. It is a chance to create an original piece of content to form the jewel in the crown of your cumulative portfolio and a showpiece for your graduation showcase. The work will also serve as a calling card and launchpad for your career going forwards. It is an opportunity to exercise your passion, creativity and technical skills, drawing on individualised support from the DMA team, plus external specialists, classmates and bringing in team-members from other disciplines where possible and/or desirable. Although this serves as the end of your Digital Media Arts degree, it also hopefully represents the beginning of an exciting and successful creative career. Make the most of the opportunity!
Music and Media
O'DELL Matthew (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: P300
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 5
Independent Learning Hours: 223
Seminar Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 20
Practical/Performance Hours: 40
Captured Content: 2
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
DMA 3002 - Project Research and Development
Indicative content includes:
- Group critiques of works in progress
- One-to-One tutorials
- Technical support
- Review of writing reflective critiques
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||CREATIVE PROJECT PORTFOLIO||100|
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 Portfolio (100%)
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.
Specific feedback is provided at milestone/signoff points which are agreed and planned for each project between tutor and student(s) (e.g. final script, storyboard, animatic, pre-viz, alpha build, rough cut etc.as appropriate to the form and format of each work).
Specific feedback is also provided for draft versions of project showcase materials (e.g. catalog description, poster, trailer, webpage etc as appropriate to the form and format of each work).
- • 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
|001||Demonstrate a historically/conceptually-embedded understanding in both studio and academic components of the creation of a creative project||CP|
|002||Demonstrate an independently-directed, sustained activity; depth; critical engagement with a specialist practice||CPT|
|003||Reflect critically and constructively on their work||CP|
|004||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|
|005||Utilise production technologies to an advanced level||PT|
|006||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
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.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Group critique & presentations
- One-to-one tutorials
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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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 2021/2 academic year.