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ARTD3048 Final Major Project (Dalian)

Module Overview

This module is one of the common core modules taken by all students on the University of Southampton undergraduate programmes taught at Dalian Polytechnic University. Whilst the learning outcomes are the same no matter which of the programmes you are following, your output from this module will reflect the media and approaches of your chosen programme. Your final Part 3 degree mark will be made up of 33% from your overall Part 2 mark and 67% from your overall Part 3 mark.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• enable you to realise your creative ambitions • fully utilise self-directed working methods toward the realisation of resolved work • pursue and consolidate your specialist practice • enable you to demonstrate a high level of responsibility for your learning in terms of making and production, communication and presentation • prepare you for professional practice or postgraduate study

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the complexities of your creative work
  • ways in which ideas and issues can be communicated through your chosen media
  • prioritisation when selecting work for your final project
  • the principles and practices necessary to work at a professional level in your discipline
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • be self-critical with regard to your work
  • conceptualise intended outcomes
  • independently recognise and plan resolutions to practical and theoretical problems
  • appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of creativity
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • select, plan, organise and realise your major project to a professional standard
  • bring together new and previously acquired skills in the realisation of your work
  • solve problems
  • manage your own learning and work independently with confidence


This module enables you to develop your work from experimentation to the production of synthesised outcomes. You will direct and realise your ideas through forms of visual presentation and structure that are relevant to the concepts and practical requirements of your project and subject area. In helping you evaluate and propose a selection of your work for exposure to an audience, this module focuses on planning and producing work that is critically informed with regard to the ideas that you wish to communicate, and is focused in the realisation of content. The module represents the culmination of your study. Accordingly you will be guided to combine and apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in all elements of the programme, in particular, the Specialist Practice modules, towards the completion of your submission for assessment. In the disciplines encompassed by art and design there is an ever widening diversity of potential interdisciplinary creative outcomes. Consequently the final major project produced by students may increasingly reflect this interdisciplinary nature. BA (Hons) Graphic Arts students may present their Final Major Project in an exhibition format that reflects current practice in the graphic arts and photography. Currently BA (Hons) Fashion Design students may present their Final Major Project in an exhibition format that reflects current practice in contemporary related creative industries. Although the work undertaken in this module may resemble output produced in previous levels it will be differentiated by a significant improvement in the quality, level of appropriate finish, and depth of discipline contextual awareness.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include: • Seminars • tutorials • group critiques Learning activities include: • seminars • group critiques • tutorials • peer group learning Relationship between the teaching, learning and assessment methods and the planned learning outcomes: In this module learning and teaching activities focus on helping you to bring your ideas and practice to synthesis and conclusion. You will address preparation and management of your project toward its exposure to an audience, for example, curators, employers and clients. Alongside this module you will keep a detailed Reflective Journal which will enable you to understand the parameters of your specialist practice and focus your thinking. It will assist you in applying insights drawn from enquiry into your practice in the development of work for this module. The Reflective Journal will be assessed separately. Feedback on your progress and development will be given in group critiques, tutorials or informal feedback in a studio setting. The formal assessment will be based on the presentation of an exhibition of practical work.

Preparation for scheduled sessions100
Project supervision15
Follow-up work28
Wider reading or practice50
Practical classes and workshops27
Completion of assessment task200
Total study time450

Resources & Reading list

Other. Your module tutors will give guidance for reading related to your specific project.





MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Portfolio 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Printing and Photocopying Costs

There will be additional costs for printing your Final Project.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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