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Project Preparation & Development - TFT00035I

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Ben Kirman
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

Module summary

The Project Preparation and Development module prepares students for their final year project, as well as supporting them in developing preliminary project concepts. Lectures and workshops allow students to explore the different types of final year projects that can be completed and identify and research the skills, techniques and processes that they will need to learn in order to realise each. Students submit two project proposals and based on these an academic is allocated as a project supervisor for the subsequent Interactive Media Individual Project module.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

To research, identify and develop skills that are appropriate to the types of final year projects being proposed.

To set clear aims for preliminary project concepts.

To carry out a broad literature survey to identify areas of interest based on related work.

To develop project pitching skills, both oral and written.

To prepare students to undertake their preferred final year projects.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

Design and plan the development of practical and theoretical interactive media projects in complex domains.

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

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

Academic and graduate skills

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

Present and pitch project concepts and develop plans in response to constructive critique and feedback.

Autonomously plan project work.

Identify and set clear aims for preliminary project concepts in complex domains.

Module content

This Project Planning module leads into the final year project. In this planning module, students learn about the different types of projects that they complete and are introduced to the skills, techniques and processes that they will need to learn in order to realise each in a rigorous and ethically appropriate manner.

Students develop proposals for two potential projects. These are first presented in preliminary form using pitches in week 5 and then, based on feedback, are refined for submission in the form of two of 500-word abstracts in week 6.


Task Length % of module mark
1000 word report describing two project concepts
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
1000 word report describing two project concepts
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive regular oral feedback during practical sessions.

Students will receive written feedback on both their presentations and written project concept submission using a proforma identifying key requirements and marks awarded for sections of the assignment.

Indicative reading

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

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.