Postgraduate Course: Design and Digital Media: Final Project (ARCH11007)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course allows students to demonstrate how they have integrated the knowledge and skills achieved in the taught courses in developing applications of digital design through investigative methods of creative problem-solving and in some cases the practice of group working. This is an integrative project using digital media, the equivalent of the Master's Dissertation in other programmes, which may be pursued as a group or individual exercise.
Students may elect to work in groups: teams will consist normally of a maximum of two members. There is also scope for individual projects, which may in some cases have more the character of a research-based dissertation. Each student will be assigned an individual supervisor, who will monitor progress and offer advice and support, but students are expected to take full responsibility for their own work.
Work commences after the end of the Spring vacation and continues to the submission date in August. There will be periodic supervisory meetings, an unassessed presentation/critique at an interim stage, and assessment of the project will be by independent double marking of the submitted project material and written report (guideline minimum length 6000 words).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is open for students from the MSc Design and Digital Media Programme only.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Final Project, assessed as a group or individual sound or multimedia submission and an integral individual report of approximately 6000 words.
||The feedback and assessment grade are based on a number of criteria:
successfully negotiate the scope and nature of the final project; work in a self-reliant manner by planning and scheduling of project work; professionally present project material that can serve as portfolio content; locate, evaluate and synthesise information from a variety of relevant research sources; exhibit a good standard of organisation and presentation of written material using appropriate academic conventions; demonstrate a good standard of critical and self-reflective skills; be able to clearly identify project methodologies as well as individual and joint project contributions and outcomes.
There will be an unassessed presentation/critique at an interim stage and feedback arising from supervisor meetings. The assessment of the project will be by independent double marking of the submitted project material and written component.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Select and employ appropriate materials, techniques, literature, methods and media for the realisation of the project
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills achieved in the MSc through developing particular applications of digital design
- Exhibit a good standard of presentation, organisation and academic style
- Engage in a project in a self-reflective, creative and original manner
- Develop sklls in integrating and articulating the relationship between theoretical and practical responses to a design context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Meetings with supervisor by appointment
|Course organiser||Dr John Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 4420
|Course secretary||Dr Eadaoin Lynch
Tel: (0131 6)51 5740