CS7043 – Summer Research Project

Module CodeCS7043
Module NameSummer Research Project
ECTS Weighting[1]30 ECTS
Semester taughtSemester 3
Module Coordinator/s  Dr Mads Haahr (Coordinator) and other Lecturers

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

LO1. Demonstrate the skills and technologies learned during the academic
LO2. Provide an opportunity for each student to demonstrate and showcase
their individual skills
LO3. Provide an opportunity to build teamwork skills
LO4. Learn how to develop an initial creative concept into a fully realised
interactive installation
LO5. Develop the ability to think through creative practice
LO6. Utilise the programming languages and tools learned in the course
LO7. Develop visual styles and designs suited to interactive narratives
LO8. Understand use of moving image in interactive narrative
LO9. Investigate new and innovative ways of interacting with web content
LO10. Understand how to deliver non-linear narratives for local and remote
LO11. Create and edit audio content suited to online interaction and delivery

Module Content

The Summer Research Project is a team project, based on the idea Creative Practice
as a mode of Research and Inquiry. The idea is to develop the ability to think
through creative practice in order to explore deeper questions of interest.
Each team will develop a core idea based in a deeper question or ambition of their
interest and proceed to design and build an object, installation, system or
application that engages with the question or realises the ambition. The final
projects will be displayed in the Annual IDM Showcase, typically held in the Science
Gallery in late August.
The goal of the Summer Research Project is to promote teamwork and also to allow
students to show their individual skills and experiences within the context of
defined projects, as well as to result in strong portfolio pieces for each student. All
coursework and assignments throughout the academic year are directed towards
acquiring and developing the skills required to complete the Summer Research
Projects are supervised by a Lecturer and will be reviewed by the Court of
Examiners, who will award the final marks for each student based on the project as
exhibited in the showcase and on an individual process report produced by each

Teaching and learning Methods


Assessment Details


Assessment ComponentBrief DescriptionLearning Outcomes Addressed% of totalWeek setWeek Due
ProjectExhibition L01- 1180
Individual Report Process report, 10 – 20 pagesL01- 1120

Reassessment Details

Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:0 hours
Lecture0 hours
Laboratory0 hours
Tutorial or seminar0 hours
Other0 hours
Independent study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:0 hours
Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable0 hours
completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)0 hours
Total Hours0 hours

Recommended Reading List

Sullivan, Graeme, ed. Art practice as research: Inquiry in visual arts. Sage, 2010.
Harris, Craig, ed. Art and innovation: the Xerox PARC Artist-in-Residence program.
Mit Press, 1999.
Wilson, Stephen. Information arts: intersections of art, science, and technology. MIT
press, 2002.

Module Pre-requisites

Prerequisite modules: All IDM modules

Other/alternative non-module prerequisites:

Module Co-requisites


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