Page 1Faculty of Arts and HumanitiesModule Title: Final Project PlanModule Code: 7007AADAssignment Brief Coursework Title:Final Project PlanCoursework Number: 1(10 Credits)Module Leader: Karen BullEmail: [email protected] date and time:05/03/2021 18:00[Online via Aula ] By 6pmEthics Application made by 3rd March2021Module Staff: names and email:Karen Bull/Nick GorsePost Graduate Course DirectorsIndividual assignmentWord Count:Project Plan – Equivalent of 500 words including examplesfrom an explorative sketch book, You will need to make anethics application (apart from Jan. Starters who will submitethics)Estimated Time (hrs.):100 hoursEach CW counts for10 credits Page 2 Online submissionarrangement viaAula:CW1: Individual Final ProjectProposal including imagesfrom exploratory notebooksubmitted online to AulaAssessment AreaMark and Feedback date (28/03/2021):Mark and Feedback method: Via Gradebook, Feedback can beaccessed via Aula)IntroductionThis module allows you to develop a Final Project Plan to support your Final Project activities. Researchitself is taken to be a wide-ranging activity that includes visual, social, cultural and factual informationgathering as well as investigating the potential practical outcome of your project. Developing an awarenessof which areas of your industry are strategically important to you is vital and visits to international tradeevents, seminars, production facilities, exhibitions and social and retail environments are encouraged andexpected. You will be encouraged to refocus your skills intellectually, contextually and practically, to extendand exploit art and design strategies from both your own and other disciplines and to question and testyour ideas through seminars and group critiques.You will ultimately create a clear plan of action for your final semester of study. You will also beexpected review the ethical considerations of your project and complete a University Ethics application sothat you are ready to start your Specialist Investigation module in Semester 3.Assignment TaskCW1: An individual final project proposal, time plan (500 words) and*ethics application supported by an exploratory notebook or evidenceof thoughts, considerations and ideas about your final project (onlinesubmission). Page 3 • Brief introduction to proposed project theme/s (no more than 200 words) supported byevidence/explanation of proposed project value, currency and focus/ question or angle. (LO 1 and2)• Brief explanation of how the research will be managed and why e.g. breakdown of keyinvestigative objectives and tasks (approx. 200 words). (LO1)• Map of Research Methodology and tasks or methods/Conceptual Framework for investigativeactivities that will inform and help manage the specialist investigation and/or Final Project. (approx.100 words). (LO1)• Gant Chart showing key tasks against a timeline reaching to the end of the Final Semester (notincluded in wordcount). (LO1)• Evidence of Ethics Application and Outcomes (not included in wordcount) (LO1, LO3)• Initial reading list/ Bibliography of initial resources to be reviewed. (not included in wordcount)(LO1,3)• Exploratory notebook of thoughts, observations and ideas in support of the developing plan. (notincluded in wordcount) (LO2,3)•If there is anything that you do not understand about this assignment brief once you have read itfully, or you have any concerns about it, please contact the Module Leader immediately. Theirname and contact details are at the top of this brief. Additional InformationTeaching on this ModuleLecture: For the first five weeks of the Semester on Tuesdays 9-11am9-10 there will be a 1 hour lecture event followed by10-11 Seminar Session with your Specialist Tutor or Course Director – to explore themes set out in thelecture.Thursdays 4-5pm there will be a voluntary drop-in session for all students but specifically to supportPart Time students who may be participating in this module. If you are a part time student please makeyourself known to Karen Bull and your Course Director so an individual support plan can be created foryou.All Sessions will take place on TEAMs on the following link Click here to join the meetingGroups will have dedicated channels within the 7007AAD Final Project Plan teams spaceSeminar Group Allocations1) Automotive and Transport Design – Aysar Ghassan2) Design Management – Emma Waight3) Graphic Design – Lisa Webb4) Interior Design – Selma Porobic Page 4 5) Illustration and Animation – John Burns combined with Painting – Graham Chorlton6) Product Design Innovation – Clive HiltonTeaching and studying will focus on your own self-directed planning, initial literature searches and scopingof a project that will underpins your final project work in your final Semester and its underpinningsupporting specialist investigation. Specialist tutors or your Course Director will review these plans andconstructively feedforward to you.Making an Ethics Application by the deadline of 3rd March is an essential aspect of this module (howeverfull clearance is required by April 30th. Without a successfully approved individual application to the EthicsPortal you will not be able to proceed with your investigative activities in Semester 3. You will also be atrisk of a disciplinary process which may affect your degree outcomes.When you make your application please make it to 7007AAD but you will align it to your coursesupervisor/course director:• Automotive and Transport Design – Aysar Ghassan• Design Management – Emma Waight• Graphic Design – Lisa Webb• Interior Design – Selma Porobic• Illustration and Animation – John Burns• Painting – Graham Chorlton• Product Design Innovation – Clive Hilton[*Unless you are a January start student – January Start students will submit Ethics Application andmust gain clearance by July 22nd – however you are required to discuss Ethical Risk in context of yourdeveloping project plans on the template.Indicative Content• The range and scope of research methods in a creative context• Framing a research proposal• Recap of ethics application process• Workshops to promote debate, discourse and peer engagement in topics• Mini presentations of current thinking about final project• Building a time plan• How to set realistic targets for research• How to write a research question or hypothesis• Setting research objectives• Defining tasks for investigation• What is a research journey or a journey of enquiry?• What data is good data• Library workshop on data searching or relevant topicsFurther information about this module will be found on Aula space for 7007AAD (Jan to May).Link to Reading List: TALIS for 7007AAD Page 5 Coursework 1 Learning OutcomesCW1(LO assessed)LO1:formulate and describe a challenging, ethical and self-directedprogramme of study, outlined within an individual Final Project Plan.YESLO2critically engage with practice-based research and contribute actively todebate and discussion.YESLO3critically reflect upon their practice and articulate a clear understandingof methodology and context of their creative practice.YESYou will find full details of how these Learning Outcomes will be assessed by this assignment in themarking rubric at the end of this brief. You should read this as it explains how submitted work achievescertain grades. It will be useful in preparing your assignment as well as in understanding your feedback. Marking Process and FeedbackYour work will be marked by your Specialist Tutor and moderated by the Module Leader. This is toensure that your specialist tutor gives you the most clear and constructive feedback to guide yourfinal project. Your tutors will guide you in terms of overall direction, theme or output focus. The Finalsubmission will be in Week 7 (Friday 5th March 2021 by 6pm). Final feedback will be returned to youvia Aula via a Rubric. Tutors may invite students to a short meeting at the end of the module toprovide constructive guidance to support you in the Final Semester.EthicsThe work that you will carry out on this module requires you to obtain ethical clearance for your FinalSemester Modules (Specialist Investigation and Final Project) individual project through the CUEthics portal.You will be advised of the process in class, via information on the module’s Aula space and intutorials. Reminder: The deadline for submitting your Ethics proposal online to the Ethics Portal isMarch 3rd. The deadline obtaining clearance is Friday 30th April (for Semester 3 modules).When you make your application please make it to 7007AAD but you will align it to your coursesupervisor/course director. Groups:1) Automotive and Transport Design – Aysar Ghassan2) Design Management – Emma Waight3) Graphic Design – Lisa Webb4) Interior Design – Selma Porobic5) Illustration and Animation – John Burns6) Painting – Graham Chorlton7) Product Design Innovation – Clive Hilton Page 6 [*Unless you are a January start student – January Start students will submit Ethics Applicationand must gain clearance by July 22nd – however you are required to discuss Ethical Risk incontext of your developing project plans on the template. If authorization is not obtained by the deadline, you will not be able to proceed with the project. If youdo so without clearance, the project will not be accepted for submission, will not be marked and youmay face disciplinary penalties.For full details of the University’s policy on ethics, please click here.The CU Ethics portal can be found here.Extensions and Mitigating CircumstancesWe want you to do your best in each assessment. However, we know that sometimes events happenthat are either beyond your control or not easy to predict and which mean that you will not be able tosubmit your coursework by the deadline. If this happens, you can apply for an extension to yourdeadline according to our regulations. If you need longer than the extension window, you can applyfor a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period. You must apply for an extension or adeferral before the assignment deadline stated on SONIC.Apply for an extension or deferral at: [email protected] or by speaking in person to amember of the Registry Team.Find information about the process and what is/is not considered to be an event beyond your controlhere.Please note: under no circumstances are module staff allowed to giveunofficial extensions.Late or non-submissionYou must make every effort to submit the best work possible prior to the deadline. If your assignmentis submitted online please do not leave it until the last minute to submit. Aim to several hours priorthe deadline, or earlier, in case you have any problems submitting.If you fail to submit work for the module or submit an assessed piece of work late without an agreedextension, you will receive a mark of 0% for that piece of work, even if it is only a few minutes late.You will however be eligible for a re-sit attempt at the next available assessment opportunity where,if you pass, your mark will be capped at 40%.If you fail the resit assignment, or do not hand in any submission, you one further resit attempt at theassignment. After a second failed/non-submitted resit attempt you will have failed the module. Thismay have an impact on your ability to progress on your course and/or on your final marks for yourdegree.If you fail this assignment on the first submission, the resit brief for the module can be found on themodule’s Aula space. Read this brief carefully and book a tutorial with the Module Leader to ensurethat you are clear about what you need to do to pass the module at the next resit opportunity.Academic MisconductPage 7We expect all students to act with academic integrity, which means that they will study and producework in an open, honest and responsible manner.Academic misconduct covers any action by a student to gain unfair advantage (e.g. extra marks) forher/himself, or for another student, in their assessed work. It not only damages your personalreputation, but also the reputation of the entire university, and it will not be tolerated at CoventryUniversity. There are severe penalties for students who are found guilty of academic misconductranging from obtaining a mark of 0% for the piece of work concerned, through to exclusion from theUniversity.Many modules require you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the work of others(artists, makers, practitioners, academics, designers, performers, etc.). It is vital that you make itabsolutely clear when you are using work from other sources, and that you reference it clearly andcorrectly. If you are unsure how to reference, please refer to the library for support with APA andspeak to a tutor on the module immediately. Support for correct referencing can also be foundthough the Centre for Academic Writing (CAW).For full details of what constitutes academic dishonesty and how to avoid it, please see the section inthe Faculty Student Handbook, available on your course’s Aula space.Assessment CriteriaThere are standard University Assessment criteria that you can use to assist with understanding themark you receive for this assignment. You can find these here.The criteria that are specific to this assignment are as follows:Page 8 Learning Outcome 1Learning Outcome 2Learning Outcome 3Learning Outcomeformulate and describe a challenging, ethical andself-directed programme of study, outlined within anindividual Final Project Plan. critically engage with practice-based researchand contribute actively to debateand discussion.critically reflect upon their practice andarticulate a clear understanding ofmethodology and context of their creativepractice. First90/95/100An outstanding and very detailed proposal that underpinsan original research framework that will pushpersonal & subject boundaries. Project value/focusintroduced with excellent supporting evidence/purpose. Asophisticated & piloted structure with strong relevance to anadvanced set of research goals. It includes an advancedprogramme of activities – communicated withexcellent & clear detail. It is very comprehensive and noobvious room for improvement. It is stretching, achievableand strongly aligned with aspirations and anticipatedoutcomes. There is exceptional logic to tasks that areambitious but well considered in terms of management.Research methods are highly appropriate & extremely welldefined with an excellent, logical plan forimplementation/management. Ethics a strongconsideration. There are high quality citations linked toaccurate references.There is outstanding identification of research interests formedinto a sophisticated personal set of research goals/objectives forinvestigation via an advanced level of individual debate,secondary research, observations, experiments and critique.A creatively and professionally presented exploratory notebookof thoughts and critical questioning including a diverse andchallenged range of supporting evidence. A clear journey of earlyinvestigation/planning is recorded & evaluated with clearconclusion. There is a sophisticated set of examples showinghow research goals have been shaped and subsequentplans have been evolved. Significant sense of purpose anddetail.Project value, currency and focus is explored and stronglyevidenced in depth and breadth within an exploratory notebook.The potential outcomes are excellently presented, conciselyexplained in an introduction within the proposal.There is an outstanding level of reflection and questioningwithin the notebook highlighting aspirational personal interestsin relation to personal practice. There is advanced recognitionof own practice in a future context that is exceptionallywell articulated and highlights how practice can beprogressed with further research and purposeful approaches.There is a critical exploration of personal influence/positioningagainst the wider context of your practice.There is an exceptional awareness of how personalexperience and external factors will challenge and direct, yourcreative or specialist interests.There is evidenced a sophisticated self-awareness of creativepractice in context to global, ethical or socially responsiblepractice.First72 /75/80/85An excellent and detailed proposal that underpins astretching research framework that aligns with a clear set ofresearch goals. Proposal articulates its relevance andpurpose with evidence, is a well-structured and feasibleprogramme of activities that is comprehensive with littleroom for improvement.The plan is highly achievable and well linked toaspirations/anticipated outcomes. Research methods andtasks are appropriately mapped, and implementation/sequencing is thought about with practical sensibility.Ethics has been a strong consideration. There are highlyappropriate citations linked to an accurate reference list.There is excellent identification of research themes that areformed into a highly appropriate personal set of research goals orobjectives for investigation through individual debate, preliminaryresearch and critique.A creatively well-presented exploratory notebook of thoughts andquestioning and with a wide range of relevant supportingevidence. There are excellent examples of research goals thatlink well with the subsequent plan, its purpose and detail.Project value, currency and focus is evidenced with depth andbreadth within an exploratory notebook. The potential outcomesare constructively defined in the form of an introduction that sitswithin the proposal.An excellent critical reflectionwithin the notebook that aligns personal interests andaspirations to practice. The notebook conveys depth relating tohow previous, current, future practice can be advanced throughfurther research & goal driven/purposeful approaches to futurepractice. There is evidence of personal influence andwider influences in context to practice.Excellent awareness of how different research approachesmight stretch, form and shape personal creative or specialistinterests.There is a high level of self-awareness in relation to creativepractice. Proposed research is positioned well in contextof global, ethical or socially responsible practice.Upper Second62/65/68A good research framework and programme that isintroduced with a good explanation of project value. A wellstructured and feasible programme of activities that haslogic. Some attention to the relevance/sequence of tasksmay be useful. Generally the work is achievable andlinked to aspirations/anticipatedoutcomes. Plan has good logic and tasks are manageable.Research methods are clearly defined and considered interms of management and outcomes. Ethics applicationhas been made. There are appropriate citations linkedto a generally accurate reference list.There is good identification of research themes that are formedinto an appropriate personal set of research goals or objectivesfor investigation. Early research has helped to inform thosegoals.An well-presented exploratory notebook of thoughts and criticalquestioning and good supporting evidence. There are areasonable set of examples showing how research goals havebeen shaped and the subsequent plan has been evolved withpurpose.Project value, currency and focus is explored with highlyevidenced depth and breadth within an exploratory notebook.The outcomes are made very clear in the form of an introductionthat sits within the proposal.There is a good range of reflection and questioningwithin the notebook. It shows how personal interests andaspirations link to personal practice. There is an appreciationof how previous, current or future practice can be advancedthrough further research and goal driven/purposefulapproaches to future practice.Positive awareness of research might stretch, form and shapepersonal creative practice or specialist interests isdemonstrated.There is self-awareness of creative practice which makesreference to context-driven, global, ethical or sociallyresponsible in practice. Page 9 Lower Second52/55/58A reasonably introduced research framework andprogramme. A feasible programme of activities that mightbe further considered in terms of overallgoals and sequencing. Some attention to the relevance oftasks may be useful. The work may not befully achievable, but it is linked to aspirations with a rangeof potential outcomes. Project Planhas reasonable logic but tasks could be thought throughmore in terms of managing outcomes. Researchmethods are considered but their relevance is not alwaysclear. There is some reference to Ethics. There are afew citations linked to a generally reference list.There is some identification of personallydeveloped research themes and a set of research goals orobjectives for investigation. There is evidence that this has beeninformed by research.An exploratory notebook of thoughts and critical questioning hasbeen produced with reasonable supporting evidence.There could have been further examples showing how researchgoals have been shaped and project focus developed.Project value, currency and focus is explored reasonably well butcould have been strengthened with further questioning orcritique. Outcomes are transferred to the project proposal butcould have been further elaborated.There is a basic range of reflection and questioning within thenotebook. Some interests and aspirations are highlightedrelation to personal practice. There could be a more advancedrecognition of how a research and goal driven approach toproject planning might positively influence future practice.There is a basic awareness of how different research mightstretch, form and shape personal creative or specialistinterestsThere is some awareness of creative practice and position it inthe context of wider, ethical or socially responsible practice.Third40/42/45/48A basic research framework is presented witha reasonable programme of activities but there is room formore structure and refinement. Some further attention tothe relevance and structuring of tasks may beuseful. The project may be hard to manage andthe potential outcomes could be limited. Thereis some logic to research tasks, but they could bemore relevant to the overall goals. Limited reference toEthics and very few or non-existent citations linked to agenerally reference list.There is limited identification ofuseful research themes and goals or objectives for investigation.There some evidence of supporting research but this could havebeen expanded.An exploratory notebook of thoughts and critical questioning hasbeen produced with minimal supporting evidence. There is littleevidence of attempting to shape or develop project focus.More evidence surrounding project value wouldhave strengthened the basis of the proposal. With the lack ofbackground exploration of the proposed research goals may lackfocus.There is a limited range of reflection and questioning within thenotebook. Some interests and aspirationsmay be highlighted but not clearly connected to practice. Therecould be greater recognition of purposeful research and projectplanning in relation to furthering practice or specialist interests.There is limited awareness of how research might shapepersonal interestsThere is only marginal self-awareness of creative practice incontext to ethical or socially responsible practice.Fail/Non Submission0/10/20/30/35There is no or far too limited clear introduction,research goals, framework or set of tasks. There needs tobe far more understanding of how to present plan forresearch intent.There is little evidence of critical engagement with personalresearch interests. This leads to a weak set of personal debateand development of ideas for research. The notebooklacks enough content to evidence preparatory thinking.There is an insufficient range of exploration within thenotebook. Interests are not connected to personal practice.There is only weak awareness of how research might developpersonal interests or enhance creative/specialist practice.
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