The final project aims to verify that the student has mastered and is able to integrate syncretize and apply the theoretical, practical and artistic knowledge acquired through the teachings studied at the school and, consequently, of continuing to work in the own field of specialty and level studied.
The final project will be the conception and creation of one or more products within the own field of each of the training courses, either as isolated products or as a whole.
The regulations standardising final projects are Decree 108/2001, of 5 July, by which the curricula of higher vocational training in Art and Design in Artistic Photography, Illustration and Advertising Graphics are set.
The final project will have the following content:
1. Information and communication
1.1. Historical and artistic research asserting or placing the work to the project in the context of advertising graphics, relating it to contemporary artistic and advertising productions and aesthetic and communicative background, analysing clear and precise techniques used for its preparation and highlighting the contributions or peculiarities that the work offers.
1.2. Dissertation, analysing processes and implementation phases, as well as the following:
• Technical: materials, processes, tasks and time required for completion of the final product and specifications
• Quality control.
• Economic: Estimation of costs necessary for the execution of the final product and means optimization and profitability.
1.3. Graphic evidence of the various stages of work conducive to the execution of the final product: Selection and classification of sketches and models with the corresponding technical information and specifications tables:
Software used, marking and treatment of texts and images, proofreading, specifications for quality control, presentation of final printing products.
Executing the project graphic work, finished art and production of a limited series, depending on the project entity and the specifications by the Board.
3. Development phases
• Proposal: Once passed the entire training course modules and internship, the student will submit a proposal on the content of the project that seeks to make, and request the appointment of one or two tutors, under the terms and by the procedure established by the school.
• Registration: Once the proposal is accepted, the student must register the project.
• Production and execution time: The preparation of the final project will not require the enrolment of students. To facilitate the project, the school will allow the use of its facilities, provided the teacher regular activity does not interfere.
• The deadline for the project is the first quarter of the academic year following that in which they had passed the modules of the training course.
4. Appointment and composition of the Examining board
The School Director shall appoint a board to assess the ongoing projects, which shall consist of:
• President: The School Director or teacher appointed by him or her.
• Four members, among which act as Secretary the youngest, who shall keep minutes of meetings.
• In no case, tutors of projects may form part of the Examining board.
1. Of project proposal:
For the acceptance of the project proposal, the Examining board will consider the following aspects:
• Its global interest, considering its artistic value, originality of approach and its adaptation to the request of the actual demand for the product in question. The possibility of effective execution of the project, the existing terms and taking into account the resources and facilities available.
• Students whose proposal is not accepted by the Examining board, will have a second deadline to make appropriate modifications or proceed to the presentation of a new proposal.
2. Of the project:
The following sections will be assessed:
– Information and communication: Theoretical foundation, dissertation and graphic evidence.
– Practical execution.
The result of the assessment of each section will be expressed in grades, using a numerical scale from 1 to 10. The positive evaluation of the project will require a score equal to or greater than five in each of the sections.
The project’s final grade will result from the arithmetic mean of the two sections expressed, if necessary, to one decimal place.
If the student does not get a positive rating, he or she could propose a new development project for another call. The maximum number of calls for completion of the final project will be two. Exceptionally, the Education Office may authorize an extraordinary call in cases of illness that prevents the normal development of the project and others who deserve equal consideration.