Topic: Falmouth and Cornwall, independant music, creativity and culture
Needs to focus on music since it’s a music business course I’m undertaking. I would aim to be improving the networking in the music and creative industries in the remote location. Falmouth University is a prime example. The sociology is to create a business plan for a nonprofit events company reinvesting in independent music, culture, and creativity.
***Combo Order for 50 page Dissertation and 9 Page Proposal****
Provide a structured opportunity for students to undertake a large-scale self-directed creative or investigative project that displays the depth and breadth of their abilities.
To establish methodologies, skills and attitudes essential to undertaking successful research in the field.
To explore and reflect on the professional as well as the relevant theoretical, creative and logistical considerations within a project of this scale.
The major project is self-generated and may take one of many different forms. There is, however, an expectation that the final deliverable will be of a calibre that will help progress the student into employment or postgraduate work.
The project is intended to demonstrate a range of advanced skills in accordance with the requirements of a substantial level three project. Through successful completion the students will also exhibit their capacity to conduct independent research and manage a large-scale venture.
Central to the module is an exploration of research methodologies and how they may be successfully employed. Students will develop a project proposal and submit this for approval. They will project manage all aspects involved in preliminary and planning phases through to realisation.
Indicative Summary of Topics
• Potential avenues for research in the field;
• Research methodologies relevant to the major project;
• Development of project proposal and resources for the research project;
• Project development and management skills.
On successful completion of this module students will have acquired knowledge of:
• their chosen field of enquiry;
• appropriate methodologies needed to effect reliable and valid research;
• the complex processes involved in the planning and implementation of a major project.
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On successful completion of this module students will have acquired skills in:
• evaluating, selecting, applying and reviewing methodologies needed to effect reliable and valid research;
• academic and creative/practical fields appropriate to level three study;
• managing a major project independently, professionally and efficiently;
• communicating outcomes effectively.
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Assessment Strategy Part 1: Major Project Proposal
Submission Format: Turnitin Summative: No
Submission Code: MPP
In preparation for the major project students are required to prepare a detailed proposal. The proposal must be approved, in writing, by the Campus Academic Co-ordinator prior to formal commencement of the project.
Make sure that it contains enough information to categorise the project accurately and effectively. Key words are important here. It may also help to express the title as a question, and the research problem could be theoretical, technical or creative. The Major Project Proposal must be structured as follows:
1. Introduction: This section should focus on the research problem and/or research question(s) and tentative topic, leading the reader to understand the basic objectives and limitations of the project. Here you should mention if you are aiming for a BA or a BSc and the weighting for any practical component. Your case for an Arts or Science award should be clearly justified. The practical component could be up to 50% of the total weighting and must be explained and justified.
2. Rationale: This section should state the reasons for undertaking the research project, as proposed in the introduction. It should also indicate why the project is relevant for the audio/film/multimedia industry and explain how it will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of the chosen field of study.
3. Literature Search: This section refers to the existing literature in the chosen field of study. The section must include an annotated bibliography of at least eight primary and/or secondary sources (at least four of which must be offline sources such as books or journals) that have been used in the preparation of this section.
4. Proposed Table of Contents: Students should include a proposed Table of Contents for the final major project.
5. Methodology: This section should outline the research methodology and methods to be applied and their rationale; they should ideally stem from the nature of chosen topic and, consequently, the theoretical foundations.
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6. Resources: An estimation of the resources required to complete the project. This must take into account any practical resources (hardware, software, studio facilities, etc.) that will be used, any assets that will need to be prepared, the estimated hours for each section of the project and any further requirements necessary for the completion of the project.
7. Project Timeline: A detailed timeline outlining when each phase of the project will be completed and what each phase involves. This should be presented in the form of either a Gantt Chart or spreadsheet, with monthly milestones indicated.
8. Bibliography: As per all written assignments, the Major Project Proposal should contain references within the text and include a bibliography of sources cited in
accordance with “Cite Them Right: the essential guide to referencing and plagiarism”.
The criteria for assessing the suitability of each proposal will be adapted according to the nature of the proposal, however the following will be common to all:
• Adherence to brief;
• Thorough theoretical foundations of the research project by way preliminary research;
• Scope and appropriateness of the information gathered for the proposal;
• Selection and justification of appropriate research methodology and methods, including details of how data will be collected and analysed, and where appropriate how tasks or problems will be approached;
• Feasibility of the project plan (the proposal should clearly demonstrate how the 600 hours of effort required for the research project is to be managed in way that will ensure the timely delivery of the project);
• Application of course learning during the project;
• The project’s contribution to knowledge and relevance to contemporary industry issues;
• Command of literary skills appropriate to the requirements of the assignment