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**FdA Graphic Design & Illus

Unit 8 Competition Briefs


27/01/11 02/03/12

Brief
You must create a comprehensive body of work in response to 1 brief from the following list of industry competitions.

DESIGNERS
Design & Art Direction (D&AD) Student Awards http://www.dandad.org/awards/student/2012/about Registration deadline: ? Entry Deadline: 9th March The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Assessment Projects http://www.istd.org.uk/education Registration and fee deadline: 17th Febraury Submission: Usually Registration deadline + 3 - 4 weeks RSA Projects Student Design Awards www.thersa.org/projects/design/student-design-awards Entry Form and fee deadline: 18th Febraury Submission: Monday 20th February - Friday, 16th March

Hand-in: 22/05/12

ILLUSTRATORS
Young Creative Network (YCN) Student Awards http://awards.ycnonline.com/ Entry Deadline: 30th March Design & Art Direction (D&AD) Student Awards http://www.dandad.org/awards/student/2012/about Registration deadline: ? Entry Deadline: 9th March N.B. Any student selecting the D&AD Illustration brief must also complete an additional brief The Penguin Design Award. http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/minisites/ penguindesignaward/index.php Entry Deadline: 19th April RSA Projects Student Design Awards www.thersa.org/projects/design/student-design-awards Entry Form and fee deadline: 18th Febraury Submission: Monday 20th February - Friday, 16th March

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Important Information
YOU MUST CONFIRM YOUR CHOICE ON THE SIGN UP SHEET OUTSIDE THE FDA OFFICE BY THE 3RD FEBRUARY AT THE LATEST. You are advised to refer to the A tested working method handout as a guide to structuring this project successfully. Considering this suggested methodology in relation to your own practice will help you to demonstrate the learning outcomes against which you will be judged/ assessed. It will also help you to mangae your time more effectively.

Interim presentations
You must present your preliminary research, analysis, initial experimentation and a range of possible solutions to the class at 10am on Tuesday the 14th February.

Dates and deadlines explained


You should aim to have completed the competition brief by the week ending the 2nd of March. This date is independent of those set by the competition commitees but must be adhered to in order to enable you enough time to complete the remainder of the Unit 8 submission (Personal Research Project) and Unit 7. N.B. It is the responsibility of the student to complete the appropriate registration and submission procedure for their chosen competition. Fda working deadline for competitions: 2nd March 2011 Competition deadlines: Independently set, see overleaf. Unit 8 Hand-in: 22nd May 2012.

UNIT 8. Competition Brief: \ UAL Assessment Criteria


Subject Knowledge: Understanding and application of subject knowledge and underlying principles Analysis: Examination and interpretation of resources Research: Systematic identication and investigation of appropriate sources Experimentation: Problem solving, risk taking, experimentation and testing of ideas and materials in the realisation of concepts Technical Competence: Skills to enable the execution of ideas appropriate to the medium Communication and Presentation: Clarity of purpose; skills in the selected media; awareness and adoption Collaborative and / or Independent Professional Working: Demonstration of suitable behaviour for working in a professional context alone, or with others

Required assessment evidence


Any completed project should include evidence of research, planning and development methodologies as well as the practical outcomes of this project as a minimum.