what what do you want to achieve? what are you going to do?
what focus on the issues you wish to pursue identify your learning needs define the scope and nature of the study identify access and resource issues
how how do you achieve success? how are you going to achieve the learning outcomes of the unit? how does it relate to the aims and assessment criteria of the unit?
practical timetable what can you actually do in the time you are willing to give to the course? – be honest budget how much are you actually willing to spend ? how much time are you going to give? ability do you need to learn new skills ?
content be clear and precise about what it is that you are planning to do think about what you would like to study and how this relates to your practice reference material requirements
Starting the process mind mapping - making connections what is it that you do?
At the end of this unit you will need to submit: <ul><li>A body of studio work and all supporting evidence of study, which includes final outcomes, prototypes, developmental work and a professional portfolio that critically informs and challenges design. </li></ul>
At the end of this unit you will need to submit: <ul><li>A reflective journal, which clearly documents your project and effectively applies your research findings relevant to your practice in this unit. </li></ul>
At the end of this unit you will need to submit: <ul><li>A completed Learning Agreement that proposes the content, intent and context for your work. </li></ul>
Learning Outcome <ul><li>LO1: Identify and apply concepts and principles associated with your subject to a range of professional contexts and environments. </li></ul>How you will be assessed We will be looking for breadth and depth in your experimentation with concepts, issues, materials and processes. We will be looking for resolution of ideas into final outcomes.
Learning Outcome <ul><li>LO2: Employ appropriate methods, processes and materials to produce experimental and finished work relevant to current practice in your area. </li></ul>How you will be assessed We will be looking for an investigative approach and evidence of your decision making in developing and realising concepts towards viable solutions in your reflective journal and supporting documentation.
Learning Outcome <ul><li>LO3: Examine complex problems in your area of study and articulate a range of solutions. </li></ul>How you will be assessed We will be looking for a sustained and rigorous approach to completing your Learning Agreement and reflective journal that shows development, reflection and understanding of working at postgraduate level.
Learning Outcome <ul><li>LO4: Evidence your understanding of professional practice and the creative industries relevant to your subject area. </li></ul>How you will be assessed We will be looking for evidence of an understanding of contemporary industry and design practices and how they are reflected in your own work