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Final project (EN)

2018/2019
Danish title
Afsluttende projekt (EN)
Study programme
Multimediadesign and Communication
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
Semester
4. semester
Duration of the subject/module
10 Weeks
Ects
15
Programme elements
Final projekt
Language
English
Start time
Autumn
Spring
Subject number
3273452
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Karin Cristina Piera Compare Cloos
  • Content and learning outcomes

    The final exam project must demonstrate that the student has achieved the graduation level of the programme (learning objectives). See the learning objectives for the programme in the curriculum section 1.3 – Intended learning outcomes for the Programme.

  • Type of instruction
    The teaching is a combination of classroom instruction, lectures, workshops, study groups, exercises, major project work and not least guidance. The organisation of the teaching is based on relevant professional practice and applied theory.
    The programme includes teaching methods that encourage student autonomy, cooperation and ability to foster innovation.
    The programme includes, to the extent relevant, teaching in entrepreneurship, environmental issues and interaction between different cultures.

    Practice-oriented learning
    Interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching in an open learning environment that replaces the traditional classroom teaching. The learning environment is designed to be flexible to allow teachers and students to meet formally and informally for the purpose of interdisciplinary problem solving of projects and tasks for public and private organisations.

    Academic progression
    The programme is structured around five subject areas, which are further divided into a number of subtopics, each with its own learning objectives. The subject areas, elements and the learning objectives are distributed nationally on two compulsory semesters to ensure a common academic progression and complexity. The local programme element and the various electives in the third semester all contribute to a specialisation of students’ job profile. The internship in the fourth semester ensures that students achieve knowledge of the profession in practice and learn how to solve practical problems. The final project in the fourth semester offers a perspective on the specialisation and practice, as students have to deal with a practical problem through the use of academic theories and methods.

    Project work
    Project work, business relations and the use of the latest technologies are all aspects that KEA considers very important. Project work offers students important experience with team work, and thanks to a problem-oriented approach they gain experience working with problem formulation and solutions. Therefore, process and method are always an important part of the learning environment and part of the basis of assessment in tests and exams.
  • 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 standalone
    The exam is external and assessed according to the 7-point grading scale. The exam consists of a project and an oral part. Students are given one overall grade. The exam cannot take place until the internship exam and all other exams have been passed.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The exam is with an external co-examiner and covers the learning objectives that an AP graduate in Multimedia Design must acquire in the course of the programme.

    The exam consists of
    • Presentation
    • Examination
    • Grading

    The details of the duration of the exam will be published on the learning platform for Multimedia Design and communicated to the co-examiner.
    Formal requirements
    The final exam project must demonstrate the student’s ability to combine and communicate! theoretical, methodological and practical elements.
    The identified problem, which must be central to the profession, is formulated by the student, possibly in cooperation with a private or public company. Alternatively, the final exam project can be based on the student starting up his or her own business. KEA must approve the problem statement. The project concludes with a report and a product. The product must be a digital media production.

    The final exam project must not exceed 30 standard pages for one student +10 standard pages for each additional group member. Front page, table of contents, bibliography and appendices are not included in the maximum number of pages. Appendices will not be assessed. A standard page is 2,400 characters including spaces and footnotes.

    Requirements to report, presentation and product(s) are described in the guide for the final! project in the fourth semester, which is available on the learning platform for Multimedia Design. The project description defines the group size, product scale and process documentation as well as the deadlines and requirements. The project description is made available to students, teachers and examiners.

    The student can choose to prepare the report individually, and whether or not the report was prepared in a group, students can choose to be examined individually at the oral defence.

    Students who can demonstrat a relevant specific disability, may apply for exemption from the requirement that spelling and writing skills should be included in the assessment. The application must be sent to the head of the programme at the relevant school no later than four weeks before the exam takes place.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual
    Exam languages
    English
    Permitted exam aids
    All materials and aids are allowed unless otherwise expressly specified for each exam.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    External censure
    Spelling and writing abilities
    Students’ spelling and writing skills are assessed in the final exam project. The assessment is an overall assessment of the academic content and students’ spelling and writing skills, the academic content carrying the most weight. If there are many spelling and writing mistakes, this may result in a lower grade, for instance from grade 7 to grade 4.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    Students who fail an exam have another two attempts.
    The re-exam will be held immediately after the first exam attempt.
    A student is entitled to sit a re-exam based on the same project, a reworked project or a completely new project. KEA offers advice on the pros and cons of the three methods in relation to the individual student's assignment. The re-exam has the same purpose as the ordinary exam.

    Reexam due to documented illness or other documented reason(s), is held as soon as possible.
4
hours of counseling
407
hours of final project
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the final assignment divided into different study activities.

During your final assignment you or your group will receive 4 hours of guidance from your counselor.

The rest of the time equivalent to 407 hours are used on final assignment work. It is your responsibility to structure the time spent on writing your assignment, preparing for the exam, etc.

The final assignment primarily includes of the following activities: collecting empiricism, reading, writing, cooperating with a company.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model
*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances