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Project Planning - TFT00031H

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Anna Bramwell-Dicks
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

To carry out a literature review or a critique of related work.

To plan project work for weakly specified projects.

To develop skills appropriate to the type of final year project being undertaken.

To write scholarly review reports.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

Review related work and/or literature.

Design and plan the development of an interactive media artefact in a complex domain (if applicable).

Critique related arguments to a chosen aspect of an interactive media context and plan own argument.

Design and plan methods to evaluate a chosen aspect of an interactive media context.

Academic and graduate skills

Independently undertake a structured literature review in an area new to the student.

Autonomously plan project work.

Identify and design a solution to complex, weakly specified problem

Demonstrate advanced scholarship in preparing and writing the literature review and design report.

Module content

This Project Planning module leads into the final year project. In this planning module, the students are provided with a list of project topics and develop short proposals for two in the form of 400-word abstracts which are submitted at the end of week 5. Allocation of a supervisor is made during week 6. During weeks 6-10, students conduct background research, consider different approaches and methods appropriate for their project and develop a plan specifying objectives and write their literature review.

The rest of the project (eg the design, implementation and analysis etc) is then undertaken in the Interactive Media Individual Project module.


Task Length % of module mark
3500 Word Literature Review and Detailed Project Planreview and detailed project plan (software design, evaluation plan
N/A 80
Two 400 Word Abstracts
N/A 20

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

The assessment task of "Abstracts" is to be 2 abstracts written as project proposals (max 400 words each).

The assessment task of "Open Assessment" is to be a 3,500-word literature review and detailed project plan, including objectives, research questions and work-plan.


Task Length % of module mark
3500 Word Literature Review and Detailed Project Planreview and detailed project plan (software design, evaluation plan
N/A 80
Two 400 Word Abstracts
N/A 20

Module feedback

Students will receive regular oral feedback during practical sessions.

Students will receive written feedback on their project proposals during week 4 with an allocation to a supervisor for their final year project.

Students will receive written feedback on the literature review and project plan assignment using a proforma identifying key requirements and marks awarded for sections of the assignment. This will be available within six weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

Indicative type of book:

Study Skills Handbook, Cottrell, Palgrave, 2013. Doing Your Undergraduate Project (SAGE Essential Study Skills Series), Reardon, Sage, 2006.

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