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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MA/MSc 2D and 3D Visualisation

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts - pre 2017
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA / MSc
Programme title 2D and 3D Visualisation
Programme code ACPT03/04
Length of programme Full-time programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/arts/2dand3dvisualisationschoolofthearts/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:05:07 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop in students a knowledge and understanding of visualisation to an advanced (masters) degree level.
  • To enable students to develop a range of conceptual, practical and professional visualisation skills.
  • To promote innovation in visualisation through drawing.
  • To enable and support students in research through a synthesis of understanding and application.
  • To enable students to develop key transferable skills in the areas of information technology, problem solving, communication, management, team work and professionalism.
  • To promote an understanding of, and examine the opportunities for, professional practice.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • a range of methods within the field of 2D and 3D visualisation.
  • the integration of 2D and 3D representation.
  • the opportunities within visual experimentation and innovation. 
  • methods and methodologies applicable to academic and professional needs.
  • a range of contexts – cultural, social and theoretical, and their implications for the student’s practice.
  • a range of subject specific and transferable skills as detailed in 'Skills and Other Attributes' below.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • convey a broad and comparative awareness of 2D and 3D visualisation.
  • initiate, manage, reflect, critique and evaluate their practice appropriate to specific project briefings and the nature of their enquiry.
  • identify with, respond to, and critically reflect upon the opportunities and dynamics for learning with their peers and other external contexts.
  • develop ideas, concepts, theories, and arguments for different audiences through a range of cognitive methods and methodologies.
  • identify and understand the relationships and contexts of their research into practice, and situate them within a personalised visual language.
  • identify the opportunities for further research.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • demonstrate a broad ability with 2D and 3D visualisation techniques.
  • demonstrate an advanced level of ability with appropriate 2D / 3D visualisation techniques in response to a final project proposal.
  • integrate 2D and 3D representations in investigative and creative work.
  • evidence their practice appropriate to specific project briefings and the nature of their enquiry.
  • communicate ideas, concepts, theories, and arguments with different audiences through a range of practical methods and outcomes including visual, tactile, written and oral.
  • demonstrate the relationships and contexts of their research into practice.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able demonstrate transferable skills in: 

  • information technology – including online information resources.
  • problem solving – including clarification of questions, consideration of alternative solutions and evaluation of outcomes.
  • communication – including visual, written and oral presentation and discussions.
  • management – including self learning, and project and time management.
  • teamwork – including shared responsibilities, the agreement of common goals and methods, and co-ordination of resources.
  • professionalism – including acting professionally in accordance with ethical propriety, and the observation of safe working practices.

4. Programme structure

4.1.  The programme consists of the following compulsory modules: 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semesters

Status

DSP701

Approaches to Research

20

1

Compulsory

SAP101

Visual thinking and Communication

20

1

Compulsory

SAP104

Visualisation: 2D and 3D opportunities

20

1

Compulsory

DSP704

Enquiry and Development

30

2

Compulsory

DSP703

Final Project: Rehearsal and Approaches to Professional Practice

30

2

Compulsory

SAP009

Final Project

60

Summer

Compulsory

  4.2.  All modules listed above are only offered on a full time basis.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI and additional requirements stated within these regulations.

5.2.  All taught modules provided by the School of the Arts and the Design School will be assessed on the basis of coursework.

5.3.  A candidate will normally be permitted to proceed to the Final Project after studying taught modules with a total modular weight of 120.

5.4.  In accordance with the Regulation XXI, candidates who have the right of re-assessment in a module will be offered an opportunity to be re-assessed in a special assessment period.

5.5.  Any student failing to meet the requirements for achieving credit in a module has the automatic right of reassessment on one occasion only. Candidates who have a right of reassessment in a module can opt for reassessment at an earlier date than that of the next routine assessment of the module with the agreement of the programme leader.

5.6.  The decision to award an M.A. or an M.Sc. will be made by examining the focus of the route taken by the candidate within the Final Project modules.  DTP703 Final Project: Rehearsal and approaches to Professional Practice will be used to develop a student learning agreement, the content of which will constitute a final project proposal and will inform the nature of the degree award i.e. M.A. or M.Sc.  It is expected that the Final Project (SAP009) that contribute to the award of M.Sc. will embody significant use of established scientific methods / methodologies.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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