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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: 2020-21

Module summary

The Project Planning module supports students in the development of a concept to underpins their final year project, together with planning how they are going to achieve their project goals. Lectures and workshops allow students to explore different project ideas by thinking about what skills they want to develop further to help them get hired into their dream jobs! Students submit two project proposals and based on these an academic is allocated as a project supervisor. From that point onwards, in this module, students work on identifying and researching the skills, techniques and processes that they will need to learn in order to realise the goals of their final year project. The module culminates in writing a Literature Review and a Project Plan which is used going forwards into the Interactive Media Individual Project module.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21

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 develop proposals for two potential projects in the form of 500-word abstracts which are submitted during week 6 for assessment 1. Students are allocated a supervisor during week 6 based on the submitted proposals. During weeks 7-10, 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
Literature review and detailed project plan
N/A 80
Two 500 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
Literature review and detailed project plan
N/A 80
Two 500 word abstracts
N/A 20

Module feedback

Students will receive regular oral feedback during practical sessions.

Students will receive written feedback on both their project abstracts and on the literature review and project plan assessment using a proforma identifying key requirements and marks awarded for sections of the assignment. This feedback will be available within 20 working days 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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