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Guidelines Major Project - writing up



A. Dissertation 12000 words


Or equivalent:


B. Practical Project + 6000 words of supporting critical documentation (Project Report or Critical Commentary)




Example of structure for Project report or Critical Commentary


1. Introduction: What is your project about and what are the goals. What is the context (academic, creative, technological).

2. Context 1 of your project

3. Context 2 of your project

4. Your project! : development, stages, discoveries!, challenges, problems, avenues!

5. Conclusions and Inferences, more windows opened for future challenges!

6. References




Supporting documentation can also be in the form of an electronic portfolio, if it applies to you!

Keep the same structure, perhaps you can experiment with digital non-lineal environments (web site, etc)


E.g. Blogs can be seen as Appendixes or references.




Tip: Highlight some reflection that you had in your blog, probably a comment from someone that inspired you, or challenged your project.



Style tips


  • It is an Academic Account
  • Formal and not colloquial style
  • The Third person… not too tight to it.
  • Proof-read it on paper, don’t trust spell checking software
  • Use Thesaurus to help you with repetitive terms
  • Consistent Tenses (if it’s past, keep in the past; present tense for tables and facts)

Critical Thinking


  • What were your ideas at the beginning of the research, and why they changed, if so?
  • Where and why did you change the path of the journey?
  • If your path didn’t change, which new things you encounter in your research?
  • Based on your practice, is all what authors say “true” or there is something else that you are exploring that is really innovative?
  • Which things do you think, were great to have done but that for different reasons you couldn’t do?
  • After all this hard work, what is your view of creative technologies?





Learning outcomes that demonstrate:



Self-direction and originality in the use of processes and methods and the development of innovative solutions to produce original, high quality work in a creative technologies context and a transdisciplinary environment.



List of existing blogs or websites 


Exchange! Send it to the google list, and most important, to the Linked In. There are more eyes and ears there!





Student Handbook Pag. 38-39

The student’s guide to preparing dissertations and theses by B Allison and P Race


Library guides:

The Harvard System of Referencing

Avoid Plagiarism

Internet Guide





IOCT5000 Final Submission Form (Completed and submitted with each copy of your work)


Where appropriate (e.g. paper-based written work, CD or DVD) you must submit three copies of your work for your assessors. Clearly, if you are submitting original artefacts, it is not possible to give 3 copies and so you need to explain clearly on the form where that work can be accessed (e.g. in the IOCT lab, in a clearly labelled box in the IOCT office, in the Lenticular lab etc)


All written work must be submitted also via Turnitin.


Some of you may want to arrange a time to 'demonstrate' your finished work to your supervisor. This clearly will be helpful where they would benefit from seeing the work in situ/action, but please bear in mind that any such demonstrations are for interest/clarity only and are NOT assessed. If you do share your work in such a way, you are responsible for arranging it yourself and it must be filmed for evidence.