Core Module Information
Module title: Major Project (MFA)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: DES11149
Module leader: Tom Flint
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography


Description of module content:

On this module, spanning two trimesters, you will undertake and complete a substantial creative project appropriate to your programme of study. The project theme will be self generated and will be informed by a rigorous process of underpinning research leading to a significant body of work of very high standard and will include a public exhibition documenting the outcome of your project.

In negotiation with the tutorial team, you will identify and evaluate the timeframe, knowledge and resources needed to undertake the realisation of ideas, as well as the new understanding that will be generated through practice.

As an independent learner you will be expected to work autonomously throughout this project. However, you will meet regularly with your supervisor to discuss progress.

Whilst your personal project will be developed through the diligence and professionalism of your own work, you will also have opportunities to learn from others. This will include informal and formal presentations of your development work to the teaching team and peers, together with group critiques that may draw together students from the MFA Photography and all the MFA Design pathways to provide an interdisciplinary viewpoint on your work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1: Critically evaluate a creative research process to inform and generate ideas
LO 2: Produce and visualise a number of feasible conceptual solutions or responses from an identified and rigorously researched area of investigation.
LO 3: Critically appraise and select a proposal for further creative development.
LO 4: Present a resolved creative outcome(s) based on a critically informed creative process.
LO 5: Detail, specify and produce a creative outcome to appropriate industry standards.
LO 6: Critically reflect on the processes and social, cultural and economic context involved in the major project creative outcome.

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