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T08: Exam Project (EN)

2018/2019
Danish title
T08: Eksamens projekt (EN)
Study programme
Multimediadesign and Communication
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
Semester
2. semester
Duration of the subject/module
5 Weeks
Ects
6
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
English
Start time
Autumn
Spring
Location
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
3273254
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Alan Engelhardt
Jens Christian Stanek
Julio Garrido
  • Content and learning outcomes

    Purpose
    The second semester of the Multimedia Design and Communication education at KEA ends with an exam project. The student must demonstrate that he or she has achieved the learning goals for the 2 nd semester.

    The exam project is based on an assignment, which the students must work with in groups of 3-5 persons. The time frame for the project is 4 weeks and each group must produce a report, a digital product and a video and hand it in on Wiseflow.

    The oral exam is individual and has a starting point in the report, the digital product and the video, but the student must also demonstrate that he or she has achieved knowledge, skills and competences according to the learning goals for the 2nd semester.

    The oral exam is external. It is graded after the 7-point grading scale. For further information refers to the current MMD Curriculum.

    The exam is to demonstrate that the student is able to:
    • communicate visually to a target group
    • develop an interactive digital product, taking into account the stakeholders
    • carry out a project in a team.
    Resources: The group work with the Exam project assignment – report, digital product(s) and video - has duration of 4 weeks. 1-2 weeks after handing in of report, digital product(s) and video the individual oral exam will take place.

    During the 4 weeks, where the groups work on the assignment, there will be teachers available for subject guidance (see Fronter for the Schedule). Each group will also be assigned a coach that will guide the group on organizational matters during the 4 weeks period. The assigned coach will also be the internal teacher at the oral exam.

    The students can use all theoretical and technical elements that they have worked with during their 1st year of studying. KEA also provides the possibility to use/loan equipment for photography and video production.

    User interface development :
    The subject area comprises the design and development of digital solutions with special emphasis on the production of user interfaces. The focus is on all aspects of the development process based on common development methods, including planning, design and production of digital media tasks.
    Here you’ll learn:
    By working on the exam project in groups and writing the documentation, you will have to choose key theories, tools and methods in order to make the best solution (a digital prototype) and argue for your choices at the oral exam.

    All:
    Here you’ll learn:
    While working on the exam project, you will have to practice most of the skills and knowledge you have gained during 2 nd semester in order to make the best solution (a
    digital prototype) as well as to reason and argue for your design choices and technical solutions in the the documentation and at the oral exam.

    Skills

    User interface development :
    • select and argue in favour of the choice of key theories, tools and methods for
    the design of complex digital user interfaces .

    Competences

    All:
    • identify relevant theories, methods and tools for the execution of complex
    digital media productions
    • acquire new knowledge and skills within the programming and design of
    complex user-centred user interfaces.
    • identify relevant theories, methods and tools for the production of complex
    digital content in teams
    • acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies within the design and
    production of complex digital content.

  • Type of instruction
    The Exam project starts with an introduction to the assignment and to the required report, digital product(s) and video. The premises for the oral exam will also be presented.

    After the students has formed groups and informed the theme coordinator, a coach will be assigned the group and the group will be informed on Fronter.

    The report, digital product(s) and video must be handed in on Wiseflow. Each student will receive an invitation from Wiseflow with all the hand in information.

    After handing in of the report, digital product(s) and video, there will be 1-2 weeks where the student is urge to prepare the individual oral exam.

    The oral exam has duration of 30 minutes where the student has the first 5 minutes to present an elaboration of the work and the result of the exam project assignment. The next 20 minutes the student will be questioned in all subject areas and the oral exam ends with a 5 minutes private discussion between the internal and external examiner about the students’ performance and hereafter grade the student.

    For more details regarding the counselling during the 4 weeks please see Fronter for
    the week schedule.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    It is expected that the student has worked dedicated with all the themes during 1st
    and 2nd semester and you must have passed the 1st sem. exam.

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The purpose is to test students understanding of theory, methods and tools gained through participation in the mandatory programme elements: Design and programming of digital user interfaces 2 and Design and programming of digital content 2.

    The exam must demonstrate the students' ability to:
    • communicate with partners,
    •develop an interactive digital product, taking into account the stakeholders
    • complete a project in a team.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The exam covers national programme elements of the second semester and is based on the product, report and process.

    The exam consists of three elements:
    1. Presentation!
    2. Examination!
    3. Grading!

    The details of the duration of the exam will be published on the learning platform for Multimedia Design and communicated til the co examiner.
    Type of assignment
    The project work must be interdisciplinary and problem oriented. It must result in a functional digital prototype and a report documenting the development work and the product.

    The detailed requirements for the project are dechribed on the learning platform for Multimedie Design and the discription must ensure wide combination of significant areas of the second semester teaching. The project description defines the requirements for group size product scale and process documentation. The project description will be available to students examiner and external examiner at the start of the project period.
    Formal requirements
    A functional digital prototype and a project report must be handed in. The report must not exceed 18 standard pages for one student+ 8 standard pages for each additional group member. Front page, table, of contents, bibliography and appendices are not included in the maximum number of pages.

    A standard page is 2,400 characters including spaces and footnotes. For reports prepared in a group the individual student's contribution must appear clearly from the report.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-5 max participants
    Exam languages
    English
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    External censure
    Exam criteria
    The exam is assessed by an examiner and an external examiner according to the 7 point grading scale. Students are given one grade based on an overall assesment of the report, digital prototype, presentation and individual performance at the exam. The performance is assessed in relation to the fulfilment of the learning objectives in the second semester described in the curriculum.
  • Additional information
    Hand-ins and feedback
    The report, digital product(s) and video must be handed in on Wiseflow. The feedback is given at the oral exam and the grade given here.
68
hours of teaching
96
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject T08: Exam Project (EN) you will receive 68 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 90 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 41% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum, group work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances