Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Synoptic - Practice

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Media and Communications

DESCRIPTION The testing of the student’s ability to apply learning in practical terms, which consists of the independent creation by a student of a practical project, applying skills learnt during the Communications component of the Bachelor of Arts course. The running of a case study may also be offered as a project.

Normally, a set of briefs related to any of the practically oriented subjects students have studied as part of the Communications component of their course, are given to the students in the final weeks of their B.A. course third year. Students are expected to choose one project to carry out in the time stipulated by the Department. For each project, and under a separate cover, students need to provide a write-up of not more than 1000 words indicating how and why the expression was chosen for each of the two projects; the decision-making process that was experienced during production, and a critical appraisal (strength and weaknesses) of the final product.

Study-unit Aims:

To assess individual student ability to apply practically skill sets learnt during the course of his/her studies.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- evaluate his/her practical decision-making process during the creation of practical work;
- critically appraise his/her final, creative, communicative production.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- use skill sets and knowledge gained throughout the course of studies for practical ends;
- work individually on creative projects within specific areas pertaining to Media and Communications.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

The texts set during the individual units that will be re-visited by the students during the training sessions and the exam itself.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Synoptic Study-Unit

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Project SEM2 Yes 100%


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