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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Project Plan and Management
Module Code CM595
School School of Communications
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Miriam Judge
Semester 2: Miriam Judge
Autumn: Miriam Judge
Module TeachersMiriam Judge
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

To provide students with a forum for planning and developing the Final Major project.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the theoretical frameworks underpinning project management.
2. Recognise ethical and legal issues arising from multimedia product development and know where to locate guidance on such issues.
3. Produce a plan for a major project with an appropriate timeline.
4. Scope and scale a mixed media project identifying personnel, skills needed and time available.
5. Develop strategies for the management of a mixed media project team.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study89Assignment
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Module Delivery
This module is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, presentations, critiques etc. and culminates in a panel review of major project group presentations.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PresentationMajor Project Proposal100%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Ess, Charles: 2009, Digital Media Ethics, Polity Press, Cambridge,
  • Belbin, R. M: 2001, Management teams : why they succeed or fail, Heinemann, London,
  • Belbin, R. M: 1996, Team roles at work, Butterworth/Heinemann, Oxford; Boston,
Other Resources

30719, Reading:, Course related materials, 0, Major Project Brief,
Programme or List of Programmes
GDEMEDGraduate Diploma in Emerging Media
MSCEMMSc in Emerging Media
Date of Last Revision06-JUN-11

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