Our Masters Degree in Prosthetic Effects at Falmouth University is focussed heavily on the practical skills involved in creating prosthetics using a combination of traditional and digital techniques. There is naturally an intrinsic academic element to the course as well and one of the most common questions we’re asked in relation to this is “How much written work is involved?”
Here’s the answer…
The MA is taught in three study blocks and the written work is spread out across those three blocks as follows:
- During study block one, you’ll keep a reflective journal of 200 – 300 words per week for 10 weeks, making for an average submission of only around 2,500 words in total
- In study block two, you’ll do an ‘Industrial Context’ presentation that includes a supporting research journey comprising 200 – 300 words per week, and you’ll also submit a project portfolio with an accompanying journal in the same format. Both are created over 10 weeks, and thus also average 2,500 words each in total
- Finally, in study block three’s ‘Production’ module, you’ll write a 2,000-word critical essay on your practical project, as well as 2,000 words of portfolio support work
Across the whole 12-months of the course, all the above written assignments amount to a total of around 11,000 – 12,000 words, and this written work accounts for 15% of your marks for the entire MA.