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Postgraduate Course: Digital Media Design Final Project (Online Distance Learning) (DESI11188)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThis 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 Masters Dissertation in other programmes, which may be pursued as a group or individual exercise.
Course description 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 can be scheduled flexibly as agreed with the supervisor and Programme Director. For full-time students, it normally 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  3
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Course Start Date 29/04/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Lecture Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 576 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Final Project, assessed as a group or individual sound or multimedia submission and an integral individual report of approximately 6000 words. 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. Tutors will scale grades and refer to University's Common Marking Scheme.
Feedback Ahead of submission the students will have regular opportunities for formative feedback through regular supervisor sessions. Additionally, an interim presentation of the work will provide the opportunity to also get feedback from peers as well as from teaching staff. Finally, summative feedback will be provided as part of the final assessment of the project.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Successfully negotiate the scope and nature of the final project.
  2. Locate, evaluate and synthesise information from a variety of relevant research sources.
  3. Ability to contextualising and critically engaging with your own work.
  4. Demonstrate a good standard of critical and self-reflective skills.
  5. Exhibit a good standard of organisation and presentation of written material using appropriate academic conventions.
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Course organiserDr John Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 4420
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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