OUTPUT (2nd year)

The OUTPUT year is designed to let you further explore, expand, and communicate the substance of your work. The outcome of this second year is your graduation project, i.e. a body of work supported by a research dossier. The argumentation of the work can take different forms (a written essay, a live presentation, a web site, a slide show, a videotape, etc.) and is meant to contextualize your project. At the end of the academic year, a formal review is conducted by an inside jury and outside professionals and leads to your master’s degree in Transmedia. This final assessment is made on the basis of your individual practice as a student, your research dossier, the data from your ongoing and intermediate assessment, and your final presentation.

01. Graduation Project

Your individual practice stays your basic point of reference throughout the Transmedia program and leads to your graduation project. This self-initiated project is art work defined in terms of its scope, realization and development by you, and in possible relation with other students, external organisations or practitioners. In this process you can rely on a dialogue about the theoretical, practical and technical dimensions of the work with teachers and the lab manager.

Whilst your self-initiated project can be of a purely experimental or speculative nature, you
may also wish to establish some kind of connection with outside agencies, such as competitions, exhibitions, community groups, etc. in order to produce work. Their relationship to the work might be configured as a client, collaborator, commissioner and so on. You are encouraged to make such arrangements, include them in your web-log and share information about possibilities for them with other students.
The communication channel for critical and evaluative views and opinions to be voiced is
your web-log as well as the individual meeting with tutors and the lab manager. During these tutorials, you have the opportunity to critically review your personal presentation skills, methods of research, ways of producing, both form and content of your projects and the writing of your research dossier.
Your second-year research dossier gives a clear and realistic picture of your final project.
You can define its format, design, look, size and content yourself. The dossier comprises an English text in which you explain your motives, intentions, methods, process, content and form of your final project as well as outline the context of your work. The ‘Research Studies’ and ‘Transmedia Studies’ seminars still provide the input needed to produce this sort of research dossier.

02. Transmedia Studies

The second year of the Transmedia program is meant for processing the implications of the insights and experiences, which have been gained throughout the first year. This work
culminates in your graduation project. All throughout this second year, you can attend the
‘Transmedia Studies’ seminars.

03. Research Studies

The second year of the Transmedia program is meant for processing the implications of the insights and experiences, which have been gained throughout the first year. This work
culminates in your graduation project. All throughout this second year, you can attend the
‘Research Studies’ seminars.