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e4: Welcome Back Briefing



Key Dates:

  • 30th September --- Degree Show (Marketing Briefing)

  • 29th October --- Symposium (optional)

  • 5th November --- Pecha Kucha presentations

  • 10th December --- HAND IN + images and personal statement deadline for degree show. Degree show stuff doesn't have to be this unit, can just be your own work

Covid Campus Rules:

  • Mind distances

  • Always wear masks unless exempt

  • Always hand-sanitise

Unit Info:

  • 60 Credits

  • 600 hours of study time

  • Plan your time carefully (Gantt Chart which can be added to the proposal template on the VLE)

  • Proposal Deadlines: 5th October

  • 10th December - HAND IN

General Advice:

  • Use the VLE more than you used to! Replaces casual corridor talk

  • Attend tutorials and any group work as much as possible

  • Research industry and dedicate some time to networking! The pandemic affects everybody, meaning that everyone will be more interested in talking and throwing their attention about

  • #ISRU - astronauts are in a pseudo-quarantine so this guy did the IRSU to talk about using things in your space ?? not sure

  • Library to be open 9-9

Degree Show Advice:

  • Get ahead of it early

  • Start gathering information that you want to exhibit as you go

  • Consider style and content - make sure that it looks like its for an external viewership as it still may factor into your portfolio

Outline Syllabus:

  • There are two handbooks! Ours is still the 2019-20 one but there is a 2020-21 for the new students floating about

  • Contemporary practice - bring something new to the discipline you're studying

  • Presentation of work will be assessed for this unit more so than before

Unit Aims:

  • Critical engagement with current issues is important

  • Creating work that is at the forefront of your area of interest/critical discourse

  • There's a Unit Aim relating to build confidence in my career path and showing that you can project manage and create informed judgements in relation to communicating with specialist and non-specialist audiences

  • Ensure that proposal is something that can be explored


  • Masters project proposal form

  • Body of creative work appropriate to your discipline

  • Research files (notebooks, worksheets, sketchbooks, reflective journal, etc.)

  • Critical AND reflective evaluation of the work 2,500 words with bibliography - less like a diary but more of a short description of the process


  • Report = pdf or publication

  • Only present work from this unit

  • Degree show is not assessed

  • May be able to show previous work

  • May be looking for some articles/features - can volunteer to write some stuff for the uni article ****

  • May be a physical degree show in the spring

Learning Outcomes:

  • No percentages - holistic marking (they look across the work to find the evidence)

  • LO17: Context! Where does your work fit in the world

  • LO18: Tools! How are you doing your work? Are the materials appropriate for the field? - *Types of game - what normally happens (OBSEVE)

  • LO19: Innovation! Does your work challenge existing perspectives?

  • LO20: Critically evaluate and apply appropriate methodologies and research findings to your project >> what's the difference between this and LO18??** Marie recommends asking tutor what they think your methodology is to help this - *my input to LO18 (ACT)

  • LO21: Bring it to the public! Show that your work is being presented to specialist and non-specialist publics in an appropriate way

  • LO22: Professional standard! Show your work is living up to industry standards

- R Cipolletta



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