Aims and Fit of Module
This module will take the research proposal developed in FTA440 forward to the execution stage. It commences at the beginning of the final semester. At this stage of the proposed project, this module allows students to implement the project idea through to final delivery.
Students can produce an individual or collaborative creative project either self-generated or client-based. The content will vary from student to student and will make use mainly the subject knowledge covered in the learning pathway.
Each student will work with primarily a staff member as the project advisor. With the guidance of the advisor, the students will go through a number of defined stages including audience and market research, concept developments, asset creation, integration, testing and refinement. This implementation stage of the final project requires a more intensive use of project development and management skills.
In addition to the project outcome, students will also complete a final report that documents the development process and write about their reflections and potential further work. This report will be submitted as the dissertation required by the MSc degree.
A Apply critically the analysis, research, creative and technical skills on a creative design project, working on a collaborative or individual basis as appropriate to the project
B Demonstrate autonomous design and development skills within the project realisation
C Demonstrate a critical understanding of markets, audiences and industrial contexts when producing assets, documentation and deliverables for a creative project
D Critically evaluate and contextualise their creative design work within appropriate theoretical contexts
Method of teaching and learning
The module is research-driven and practice-based in terms of developing a tangible creative outcome. Students will work independently or within a group in case of a collaborative project and will be mentored by staff throughout the project process. Through tutorials and seminar presentations the students will demonstrate the progress of their work.