UWL periodic review 2014

Contents
  1. Advance documentation
      1. Course Handbook(s)
      2. Course Specifications;
      3. External Examiner reports
      4. Responses to external examiner reports
      5. Collaborative Link Tutor annual and visit reports;
      6. Collaborative partnership annual review minutes
      7. Annual monitoring reports, module and course.
  2. Documentation available on the day of the event
      1. Collaborative contract and schedule(s)
      2. Government recognition (for overseas partnerships where necessary)
      3. Assessment board minutes
      4. Relevant Committee minutes
      5. Field review reports
      6. Any PSRB accreditation or external review reports
      7. Evidence of approval of marketing and publicity;
      8. Evidence of approval of staffing;
      9. Staff development details
      10. Example of certificate and transcript.
      11. Structure and management of the course (flow chart)
      12. Management and committee structure of the partner institution (flow chart)
      13. Sample range of student work covering all course and classifications;
      14. Sample of assessment feedback to students;
      15. Student admission and (where applicable) AP(E)L procedures
      16. Student statistical data – entry, progression, retention and completion, disability, ethnicity, age, gender etc.
  3. Quality management file
      1. Sample of student evaluations and overview
      2. Student Information, for example:
      3. Student Charter
      4. Partnership Student Handbook
      5. Learning support information (including English language support) Student welfare
      6. Placement information and guidance (if relevant)
      7. Marketing and publicity information including: HE prospectus
      8. Course leaflets
      9. Online presence
      10. Adverts
      11. Minutes of course team meetings
      12. Staff development details including CVs
      13. Resource details for the course(s)

students

Advance documentation


Course Handbook(s)

digital arts course handbook 2014


Course Specifications;

programme specification document download/view pdf


External Examiner reports

The current external examiner for BA(hons) Digital Arts is Richard Vickers from the University of Lincoln
http://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/rvickers

External Examiner Report 2012-2013 download/view pdf
External Examiner Report 2011-2012 download/view pdf
External Examiner Report 2010-2011 download/view pdf


Responses to external examiner reports

Response to 2012-2013 Report download/view pdf
Response to 2011-2012 Report download/view pdf
Response to 2010-2011 Report download/view pdf


Collaborative Link Tutor annual and visit reports;

Collaborative Link Tutor Report 12-13 – Kingston – Linda Newcombe (DA)download/view pdf
Collaborative Link Tutor Report 11-12 – Kingston – Linda Newcombe (DA) download/view pdf
Collaborative Link Tutor Report 10-11 – Kingston – Linda Newcombe (DA) download/view pdf


Collaborative partnership annual review minutes

periodic review stage 1 notes april 2009 download/view pdf
periodic review stage 2 notes june 2009 download/view pdf
periodic review final report july 2009 download/view pdf


Annual monitoring reports, module and course.

programme leader course annual monitoring report 2012-13 download/view pdf
programme leader course annual monitoring report 2011-12 download/view pdf
programme leader course annual monitoring report 2010-11 download/view pdf

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Documentation available on the day of the event


Collaborative contract and schedule(s)

institutional agreement september 2013 download/view pdf


Government recognition (for overseas partnerships where necessary)

not applicable


Assessment board minutes

2012-13 semester 1

A&D AB Minutes 28 Feb 2013 download/view pdf
A&D MAB Minutes 20 Feb 02 13 download/view pdf
A&D Module Assessment Board 15.02.12 Agenda download/view pdf
A&D SPB_IPB 28 Feb 13 download/view pdf

2012-13 semester 2

Module RE-SITAssessment Board Agenda 28-AUG-2013 download/view pdf
AD S2 Student Progress_Interim Board Agenda 11.07.2013 download/view pdf
ADM Mitigation Tracker 12-13.xls download/view pdf
AD AWARD BOARD 11.07.2013 Agenda download/view pdf
A&D Module assessment board agenda 02.07.2013 download/view pdf

2011-12 semester 1

A&D Module Assessment Board 15.02.12 Agenda download/view pdf
AD Award Board 23 February 2012 download/view pdf
AD MAB Minutes 15 Feb 2012 download/view pdf
AD SPB & Interim SPB 23 February 2012 download/view pdf

2011-12 semester 2

A&D RE-SIT Student Progress_Interium Board Agenda 04 Sept 2012 download/view pdf
AD AWARD BOARD 4 07 2012 Minutes download/view pdf
AD RE-SIT AWARD BOARD 04-09-2012 Agenda download/view pdf
AD SPB-Interim 04 07 12 download/view pdf
D. Arts Kingston JAB 04 09 12 download/view pdf
Module assessment board agenda 20 June 2012 download/view pdf

2010-11 semester 2

A&D Resit Module assessment board agenda 30.08.11 download/view pdf
Art & Design FULL and Interim (Sept & FEB students) SPB held on 6 July 2011 download/view pdf
Art & Design AWARD Board held on 06 July 2011 download/view pdf
Art and Design SEM 2 Re-SIT MAB download/view pdf
LATEST VERSION AD MAB Sem 2 SEM 1 Resit download/view pdf


Relevant Committee minutes


Field review reports

field review minutes jan 10 download/view pdf


Any PSRB accreditation or external review reports

not applicable


Evidence of approval of marketing and publicity;

website – mentioned in the annual collaborative review june 2013 section 3.9.1 view/download pdf


Evidence of approval of staffing;

staff appointments – mentioned in the annual collaborative review june 2013 section 6.3.2 and 6.3.4 view/download pdf


Staff development details

All staff are professionally as well as academically qualified (to masters level) and bring practice and industrial experience to their teaching roles.
The personal enthusiasm and commitment ensure that the expertise within the staff team is shared with the students.

mark owen – programme leader / module leader levels 4, 5 and 6

  • current practice as web designer for range of small scale clients
  • current practice as print designer/artworker for Harper Collins, Orchard Children’s Books and Random House
  • active exhibiting painter
  • external verifier at LCC
  • visiting lecturer RCA – teaching drawing workshops on MA Industrial Design Engineering

current areas of research interest

  • use of common contemporary digital media as a teaching platform
  • VR photography and interface with traditional media
  • generative processes and traditional media

skills development
ongoing continuous development of design skills and extension of software skills through practical industrial experience and delivery to students – in particular:

  • 3d modelling skills – cinema 4d
  • programming skills – processing and Java generally
  • web development – HTML5, CSS3, javascript
  • interactive virtual environments – unity and VR interactive tours
  • video and motion graphics – after effects, mocha pro and FCP
  • code as physical output – 3d printing, laser cutting , vinyl cutting

andy bossom – year 1 tutor / module leader levels 4, 5 and 6

  • currently writing book for AVA Publishing on Games Design
  • freelance compositing artist
  • use of common contemporary digital media as a teaching platform

current areas of research interest

  • games design – history and contemporary practice
  • character development, animation and modelling for games and film

skills development
ongoing continuous development of design skills and extension of software skills through practical industrial experience and delivery to students – in particular:

  • 3d modelling skills – cinema 4d
  • virtual worlds and games environments – unity
  • video and motion graphics – after effects, mocha pro and premiere pro
  • 3d printing

gerda van wyk – module leader levels 4, 5 and 6

  • currently studying towards MA Art History and University of Birmingham

current areas of research interest

  • late 20th century art design and media

skills development

  • ongoing interest in and understanding of the role of digital technologies in society

Example of certificate and transcript.

sample UWL printout from award board download/view pdf
final transcripts and certificates are issued from standard UWL systems, students also have access to grades from myUWL site


Structure and management of the course (flow chart)

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Management and committee structure of the partner institution (flow chart)

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Sample range of student work covering all course and classifications;

semester 1 2013/14 – level 6 design for simulation – student work and grading rationale across range of classifications [1st – lucy clarke, josh fry, 2:1 alesssandro serrano, fail 33% chukwuma opara] minimise.org/feedbackjan14/dfs.html

semester 1 2013/14 – level 5 interactive gameplay design – student work and grading rationale across range of classifications [1st – jon delafons, 2:1 – gareth standfield, fail 26% – alex michael] minimise.org/feedbackjan14dfs.html

semester 2 2012/13 – level 6 professional creative practice – student work and grading rationale across range of classifications [2:1 ronnie chapman(67%), kader alazawi(63%), 2:2 corey eyres(59%)] minimise.org/feedbackjun13 L6 prof. practice tab

semester 2 2012/13 – level 5 digital narrative – student work and grading rationale across range of classifications [1st – lucy clarke(73%), 2:2 – nathan cock(59%), fail – chukwuma opara (37%) minimise.org/feedbackjun13 L5 dig. narrative tab


Sample of assessment feedback to students;

example summative feedback
semester 1 february 2014 – feedback is online here minimise.org/feedbackjan14
semester 2 june 2013 – feedback is online here minimise.org/feedbackjun13
semester 1 february 2013 – feedback is online here feedback.kcdigitalarts.net

example formative feedback – recorded in lesson
individual 15 minute videos hosted on vimeo – password to vimeo album is bangface yr 2 – 3d character animation

example formative feedback in response to emailed questions
10 minute character rigging video – download mp4


Student admission and (where applicable) AP(E)L procedures

successful APEL application for Anthony Yates January 2014 download/view pdf

kingston college HE admissions policy download/view pdf


Student statistical data – entry, progression, retention and completion, disability, ethnicity, age, gender etc.

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Quality management file


Sample of student evaluations and overview

sample student response via Freedback.com download/view pdf
sample overview via Freedback.com download .xls


Student Information, for example:


Student Charter

The student charter is available as part of the UWL Student Handbook as issued to all students as part of induction pages 96-117 – includes student code of conduct
also available from the course site kcdigitalarts.net/student-handbook

and from the UWL site uwl.ac.uk/students/current-students/student-handbook

statement from student charter…

Students Studying at Partner Institutions
The Student Charter, Student Entitlement Declaration and Graduate Attributes apply to University of West London Students studying at partner institutions.
You should contact your tutor, where you are studying, to find out how these are provided at a local level.


Partnership Student Handbook

kc student handbook available as online here


Learning support information (including English language support) Student welfare


Placement information and guidance (if relevant)

not applicable


Marketing and publicity information including: HE prospectus

there is currently no printed HE prospectus – students are directed to section of college website undergraduate courses at kingston college

sample printed material for HE students
A5 folded flyer download/view pdf
A5 handout download/view pdf


Course leaflets

there are currently no printed HE course leaflets – students are directed to section of college website undergraduate courses at kingston college


Online presence

College website www.kingston-college.ac.uk
Course website www.kcdigitalarts.net
Tutorials website www.datuts.com
End of year show 2013 www.axiiis.com
End of year show 2012 orthodoxii.kcdigitalarts.net
End of year show 2010 10byten.kcdigitalarts.net


Adverts


Minutes of course team meetings

he student forum meeting november 2013


Staff development details including CVs

mark owen CV view/download pdf
andy bossom CV view/download pdf
gerda van wyk CV view/download pdf


Course(s) timetables;
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dc – digital culture
vs – visual studies
mmsa – multimedia scripting and authoring
vp – video production
dn – digital narrative
vs – virtual space
3dca – 3d character animation
dp – double project
pcp – professional creative practice
sfx – special effects

MO – mark owen
AB – andy bossom
GW – gerda van wyk


Resource details for the course(s)

dedicated digital arts base room

hardware

  • 20 x 2.7GHz i7 16Gb 21.5″ iMacs (october 2013)
  • 4 x 2.66GHz quad core xeon 8Gb macPros
  • HD projector + screen with speakers
  • 47″ LCD screen
  • 3 x nikon digital SLRs with range of lenses
  • 2 x canon full HD prosumer video camera
  • steadicam + tripods
  • xBox 360, Wii, PS2, PS3, PS4

software on all machines

  • adobe CS6 master collection
  • maxon Cinema 4D R15 studio
  • coda 2
  • mocha pro
  • processing/arduino
  • individual licenses for trap code, twixtor, madmapper

dedicated HE study space

hardware

  • 7 x 2.4 core 2 duo 4Gb 21.5″ iMac

software

  • as in base room – some older versions

studio

  • full wall green screen, curve and floor panels
  • adjustable ceiling mounted lighting rigs

workshops

  • wood/metal/plastic workshop
  • ceramics
  • print – relief, screen, litho, dye sublimation
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