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FdA Creative Practices - UCY MODULE HANDBOOK SPECIALIST PATHWAY 4 (MEDIA PRACTICE) - UA1AD7-50-2 Level: 2 UWE Credit Rating:

50 Module Type: PROJECT Module Leader: KARL RAWSTRONE Module Staff: KARL RAWSTRONE Owning UWE Faculty: FACE Assessment Deadline: Friday 03rd May 2013 (2pm) Contact time: 10 hrs/wk Independent study: 23-24 hrs/wk

FINAL MAJOR PROJECT Introduction: The theme of this module is the application of subject specific and critical skills to the planning, organisation and successful completion of a body of work relevant to your vocational or educational aspirations. You will be expected to generate work independently. The work should represent the highest standard that you can produce. You must justify your project by researching professional and theoretical contexts. This means you will be researching other professional practices and products and engaging with debates around such topics as audience, representation, commercial contexts, aesthetics, professional practices. An ongoing process of enquiry and challenge is essential. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SIMPLY COME UP WITH AN IDEA AND MAKE IT HOW YOU WOULD NORMALLY DO. WE (AND FUTURE EMPLOYERS OR EDUCATORS) WILL BE LOOKING FOR INNOVATION, CHALLENGE AND CRITICAL PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR PROJECT. Subject specific skills will be linked to a series of practices: The use a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake critical analysis of information and to propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis. The effective communication of information, agreements and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist audiences, and deployment of key techniques of the discipline effectively.

The undertaking of further training, development of existing skills and acquisition of new competences that will enable students to assume significant responsibility within organisations. The development of qualities and transferable skills necessarily for employment or further study requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decisionmaking.

Media Practice pathway students will acquire further specific skills in: Self selected technical processes as appropriate to individual creative development in media production practice. Developing their own studio based media production practice and identity, supported by peer and tutor led criticism and feedback
Teaching and learning methods: You will work independently throughout the module, supported by regular individual and group reviews and critiques.

Your collected evidence should take the form of: An online portfolio (webpages and blogs with SP4 prefix) which should include: An introduction to your final project. Your finished body of production. An evaluative statement of at least 750 words. A recorded presentation discussing the development of your final body of work, including research and production methods and a justification of your processes. A multimedia production blog. Details of appropriate references with notes.

Assessment: You will be assessed according to your fulfilment of the learning outcomes in respect of the following criteria: Criteria i) clear identification of a subject and an appreciation of appropriate contextual debates analysis, evaluation and understanding of appropriate discussion and argument. use of a breadth and depth of ideas generating techniques and conventions appreciation of context in which work is produced Relates to learning Source of evidence outcomes i), iii), vi), vii), xii) Portfolio Supporting documentation Presentation iv), vi), viii), xiii) Supporting documentation Presentation ix), x), xii) Portfolio and supporting documentation Presentation Supporting documentation

ii)

iii)

iv)

ii), v), vii), xi)

v)

presentation and marketing of work to professional standard demonstrating a clear awareness of the expectations of the client. Research and use of relevant sources to support an argument.

ix), xvi)

Presentation Portfolio and supporting documentation Presentation

vi)

xiv)

vii) Time-management and selfmotivation

xv)

Portfolio and supporting documentation Presentation Portfolio and supporting documentation

Description of each element A: 1 Portfolio, supporting documentation and presentation

Element weighting 100%

At each assessment point you will be expected to hand in these along with any finished pieced required for inspection by the assessing staff.

Remember to ensure that your work is original and does not breach the University regulations regarding plagiarism.

Assessment feedback: You will receive written feedback within FOUR WEEKS of the submission deadline. If you have agreed with your tutor, this feedback will be emailed to the address you have supplied. Alternatively, if you have supplied an email address but would prefer your feedback NOT to be emailed, you will be notified that your feedback is available in printed form from the Administrators Office at UCY. If you have not supplied your tutor with an email address, please check the course website for information on picking up your feedback from the UCY Administrators Office. The percentage mark/grade on your feedback is not final until the University Award Board has been conducted. Your final marks / grades will be available to you through myUWE.

Learning Outcomes: On completion of the module students will have demonstrated: Knowledge/understanding i) ii) iii) Contemporary debates around specialist practice; Responsibilities of creative practitioner; Identify a specific area of practice within chosen discipline;

Intellectual Skills iv) v) Analysis/evaluation of works; Critical understanding of the well established principles of chosen discipline, and of the way in which those principles have developed; vi) Discussion/argument; vii) Ability to apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, including, where appropriate, the application of those principles in an employment context; viii) Understanding of the limits of their knowledge, and how this influences analyses and interpretations based on that knowledge; Subject/practical skills ix) x) Present professional portfolio and present and market self and work; Use a range of ideas generating techniques creatively and use appropriate conventions to visually represent a range of objective and subjective information, meanings and messages; Demonstrate mature skills in the interpretation of work by other artists and the cultural context in which exist; Historical and contemporary ideas used in own work; Knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in their subject and the ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems in the field of study;

xi) xii) xiii)

Transferable skills xiv) xv) xvi) Research strategies; Time-management/self-motivation; Presentation of views/conclusions.

Scheme of work
Week Available Content Contact time (hrs) 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Introduction to module. Tutorials Initial production research Initial production research Project pitches and Q&A Preparation for production Production, Tutorials & Crits Production, Tutorials & Crits Production, Tutorials & Crits Production, Tutorials & Crits Production, Tutorials & Crits Production, Tutorials & Crits Easter vacation Exhibition. Presentations. Preparation for assessment Preparation for assessment Deadline Friday 3rd May 2013 2pm Assessment Period Assessment Period

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Reading Strategy Advice on reading will be given during tutorials, in response to the students individual interests and aspirations. Research skills will be updated through library and study support. Students are expected to be habitual readers from those sections of the creative industries press that are appropriate to their developing creative identities. Students are expected to select their reading as appropriate to their developing independent practice, through consultation with tutors. Refer to and use the reading lists you have been provided with through your studies. In addition, you will be expected to carry out your own primary and secondary research and develop an annotated list of source materials.

Levels of Achievement 80% and above the student has produced a substantial body of work demonstrating an exceptional level of critical and creative independence in the research, analysis, recording and presentation of contextual material. The student has made an outstanding contribution to the knowledge and understanding of their peers through their active participation in seminars. The work exceptionally exceeds the threshold profile in respect of all criteria. 70% - 79% the student has produced a substantial body of work demonstrating a very high level of innovation, critical and creative independence in the research, analysis, recording and presentation of contextual material. The student has made a considerable contribution to the knowledge and understanding of their peers through their active participation in seminars. The work exceeds the threshold profile in respect of all criteria. 60% - 69% the student has produced a body of work demonstrating innovation, critical and creative independence in the research, analysis, recording and presentation of contextual material. The student has made a considerable contribution to the knowledge and understanding of their peers through their active participation in seminars. The work meets the threshold profile in respect of all criteria. 50% - 59% the student has produced a body of work demonstrating critical independence and creativity in the research, analysis, recording and presentation of contextual material. The student has made a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of their peers through their participation in seminars. The work meets the threshold profile in respect of all criteria; 40% - 49% the student has produced a body of work demonstrating engagement with the programme of study. The student is competent in the researching, recording and organization of contextual material. The student has participated in seminar groups and contributed to the knowledge and understanding of the peer group. The work substantially meets the threshold profile in respect of all criteria. 30% - 39% the body of work is incomplete and demonstrates a lack of engagement with aspects of the programme of study. As a result the student lacks confidence in the researching, recording and organization of contextual material. Contribution to seminar groups has been erratic. The work substantially fails to meet the threshold profile in respect of all criteria. 20% - 29% the body of work is substantially incomplete and demonstrates very poor engagement with the programme of study. The student has not acquired the core skills introduced in the module and has made an inadequate contribution to seminar groups. The work fails to meet the threshold profile in respect of all criteria. 0% - 19% very little evidence of engagement with the module. No evidence of progression. The work fails to meet the threshold profile in respect of all criteria. * for the purpose of assessment the level of achievement is measured against the overarching profile given through the six threshold statements.