The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as digital portfolios, digital artefacts, essays, reports, presentations and a final year independent project.
The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for the course would include:
- Visual and written research
- Essays and critical statements
- Production of visual, aural and practical work
- Production of preparatory and secondary material
- Written learning journal that may also contain images
Please note that modules within the Creative Arts often have more than one assessment item, which may be presented as part of one collective portfolio. For example, an assessment for a 15-credit module could ask for a portfolio in response to a Brief, which would include a practical project with a finished artefact such as digital models, as well as demonstrable research and a written report that reflects on the practical work.