MI6015 - Final Project Realisation and Presentation

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What will I learn on this module?

This module provides the platform for you to produce a substantial, creative Final Project showcasing your animation skills, vision and technical production knowledge. It supports you in learning how to set a self-directed project and practice time-management skills to realise your project, with support from academic staff.

Your project comprises the production and presentation of an industry standard short form animated film or equivalent production such as a game or installation and the content becomes the core of your final show-reel. You will document your development of your project and critically reflect on the creation and production process through a ‘scene breakdown’ short film and a blog. This will reveal your iterative process, ability to create original work to a timeframe and manage a large scale final project.

This project will give you the opportunity to exhibit high levels of understanding and skill of all the areas of animation that the programme covers and use the technological resources on campus to produce industry standard production finish. With consistent mentorship, support and feedback from academic and technical staff, you will be supported in producing a final project and presentation, which helps you to polish your professional skills, ready for graduation and entry into industry or further studies at a higher level.

How will I learn on this module?

Learning will occur via: seminar sessions, lectures, supervised studio time and use of technical resources and software on campus such as Autodesk Maya and the Renderfarm. The Animation Technician will be available for support in the development and production of your work.

You will record your personal development and project evolution on a blog, which will be used to aid formative discussions with academic and technical staff, in individual tutorials and group crits. It will document your production of original ideas and provide the creative basis for development of your ideas and iterative design process. Formative feedback given throughout the module will give you the opportunity to continue to refine the quality and pitch of your project. Altogether, this learning support will help you develop a final summative piece of work that displays your individual strengths, originality and professional skillset, appropriate to where you would see yourself working in industry.

Summative assessment is the final step in your learning journey on this Animation programme and gives you feedback on the Final Project and areas where you could continue to develop and improve as you graduate and move into industry or on to further studies at a higher level.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Opportunities for you to receive formative feedback, through academic staff supervision tutorials appropriate to your project requirements, will be built in throughout the module to enable you to develop your understanding, skills and project work in alignment with module learning outcomes and industry standards. Summative verbal and written feedback will give you the academic support to aid you in understanding how your project sits within ‘level’ assessment criteria and within the animation environment.

Consistent contact with academic and technical staff will enable you to continue to develop as a student throughout this module and support you in producing ambitious, original and challenging work that will provide a core element of your professional show-reel.

Working in studios alongside peers and being part of group crits. will allow you to listen, develop and justify your own ideas, and this final project will provide further opportunities to clarify your professional skills, such as how to do impactful confident presentations, manage yourself in interpersonal situations and how to justify your creative vision and technical skillset.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. Understand how to undertake the production of a short-form animated film or equivalent.

2. Disseminate and present work in progress utilising a range of visual and verbal communication techniques.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. Develop an original, research rich and intellectually robust short animated film or equivalent.

4. Demonstrate continued technical improvement as your project evolves

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

5. Develop understanding of your personal role/specialism within the animation industry.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment will occur via verbal feedback given by academic supervisors and peers in presentations, workshops, group crits, individual tutorials and supervised studio sessions. All MLOs will be addressed throughout the semester.

You will produce a short film, installation or game that is the equivalent of a 3-5 minute animation, this module deals with the production, that is the realisation and presentation of the animation. Submission will be electronic and will also include the reflective documentation of your design and production process.
Summative feedback will be provided in written form at the end of the module with an indication of how all of the MLOs have been addressed by you. It is expected that the quality of the submitted work will show advanced and refined animation skill and will act as a ‘capstone’ project to support your next steps into entering the industry or taking higher study.

Exit tutorials will support your next moves with suggestions and any improvements that could be made, on your work, to support the graduate events that your work will now contribute to.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

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Module abstract

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Course info

UCAS Code WW2P

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Arts

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020 or September 2021

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