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List of Requirements for G913 Portfolio Development - AY 2010/11



G913 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT for DNM
Official Description & Guidelines (for students starting their Portfolio module in 2010/11 S2)

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
The Final Portfolio that is submitted by a DNM student must meet the following requirements (all are
explained in more detail below):
1. Written Proposal must be submitted and accepted before work can begin
2. Portfolio must be presented online
3. Portfolio must consist of at least 5-8 original works, and at least one must be a New Media work
4. Each piece of work displayed online must be accompanied by a short written description
5. Portfolio must include at least one Case Study
6. Portfolio must include CV/resume
and Artist's Statement
7. All work must be unique and original, and must express your personal style and point-of-view
8. In addition to the online Portfolio, G913 submission must include a written report

PROPOSAL
1. Written Proposal must be submitted and accepted before work can begin
The first step in meeting the requirements for G913 for the Diploma in New Media is to submit a
Proposal. This must be accepted and approved by your assigned advisor prior to officially getting
started. The Proposal can be in any written form, as long as it responds to three basic questions:

a. What general creative industry area do you imagine for your future?
b. What kinds of works would you like to include in the portfolio?
c. What is unique/special about you as a creative/artistic person?

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS
2. Portfolio must be presented online
The Portfolio itself must be presented online. All buttons, links, movies, audio, etc., must work as
expected, and the assessor(s) must be able to fully experience the Portfolio online without the
student being present to guide him/her along.

3. Portfolio must consist of at least 5-8 original works, and at least one must be a New Media work
Student may include his/her G301/G302 project in his/her Portfolio, but documentation that details
the student's individual contribution must be included, and the work must serve to support/reinforce
the overall creative character of the Portfolio.

For a DNM Portfolio, a New Media work is defined as one that: 1) is the physical expression of an
original creative idea (visual, audio, experiential); 2) utilizes digital technology in a way that affects the
experience/outcome of the final piece, in a way that would not have been possible without the use of
such a technology
; 3) requires user interaction in order to be fully experienced. Examples of
acceptable New Media work include web site, new media installation, online game, etc.

The Final Year Project may be included in the DNM Final Portfolio, but documentation that details the
student's individual contribution must be included, and the work must serve to support/reinforce the
overall creative character of the Portfolio. Class work may also be included, but it must be evident
that the work was taken from class and further developed by the student, such that it is sufficiently
original in its execution.

4. Each piece of work must be accompanied by a short written description
For each piece of work included, the student must provide a brief outline of the creative problem that
he/she attempted to solve, and an explanation of his/her creative approach in solving it.




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List of Requirements for G913 Portfolio Development - AY 2010/11


5. Portfolio must include at least one Case Study
Portfolio must include a complete Case Study of at least one of the works submitted, documenting
the student's entire creative process in the development and execution of that work. It is expected
that the case study will include a clear explanation of the problem (as the student sees it), evidence of
brainstorming, preliminary sketches, works-in-progress, written rationale for selection of the final
creative direction, and the finished work itself.

6. Portfolio must include CV/resume and Artist's Statement
A current and updated CV/resume must be included in the Portfolio, and it must be designed and
created in a way that reinforces the student's personal, overall creative approach. Portfolio must also
include a personal Artist's Statement, and all the works included in the Portfolio must relate to the
approach/beliefs outlined in this Statement.

7. All work must be unique and original, and must express your personal style and point-of-view
The collection of work in the Portfolio must be unique, original, and personally expressive,
demonstrating imagination and a strong creative process, and emphasizing the student's particular
creative strengths and personal, artistic point-of-view.

8. In addition to the online portfolio, submission must include a written report
This written report will consist of two sections: [1] a one-page (250-word) written summary of your
overall approach and creative development process used in creating your Portfolio, and [2] a set of at
least 10 screen shots, from various sections of the site, with each accompanied by a short written
description. It may also include scans from a sketchbook.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Your Final DNM Portfolio will be assessed in four areas:

Technical - Work has no technical flaws or deficiencies, and exhibits a high standard of quality and
excellence. Portfolio contains the requisite number and types of works. All milestone deadlines have
been met.

Concept and Approach - Work demonstrates an effective design process, one in which time is spent
to develop a strong, underlying concept and which is followed by an organized process of building
upon this concept in ways that make it richer and more effective. Work demonstrates confidence with
the tools, processes, and techniques currently in use by domain practitioners.

Creativity and Uniqueness - Portfolio shows the application of an effective creative process, and
demonstrates imaginative thinking that is consistently unique and original. Extent, depth, and clarity
of discernable individual abilities and characteristics demonstrated.

Presentation - Presentation is logical, clear, and sensible. The student's explanation regarding the
idea, its development, and the creation of each piece shows an awareness of his/her intention and
conscious creative choice.


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