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2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AED 640 - Advanced Capstone Project-Theoretical or Applied

Credits variable; .00 to 6.00
Requirements: Prereqs: AED 541, 616 or 617, and 618Practicum
Capstone project with seminar. The student meets every other week in the Capstone seminar while writing a proposal and draft. The student then makes individual arrangements to meet with the Capstone instructor to ensure that the project is developed well and on time. The student is responsible for securing one other AED faculty as second reader. The Capstone instructor decides when the project is ready for a second reader/evaluator, and the student presents the work to them as a committee for correction and final approval. Capstones may be either Theoretical/Applied or Visual: (a) Theoretical/Applied: Students intending to implement a theoretical or applied Capstone must complete 9 credits of studio and 12 credits in Advanced Topics. Students present a final paper/project and presentation. Recommended paper length is 30 pages. (b) Visual: Students intending to implement a visual Capstone must complete 15 credits of studio and 6 credits of Advanced Topics. After completing 9 credits of studio course work, the student’s visual work is reviewed for approval by the committee to ascertain proficiency in the visual area before embarking on the visual Capstone. The work is reviewed again by committee before scheduling a Visual Capstone Exhibition. Recommended paper length is 15 pages. Graded A-F; if more than a semester is required for completion, the work may initially be graded IP. The student must register for Continuation of Capstone for as many semesters before completion. There is a limit of 3 semesters of continuation before the paper is deemed out of date.
Multi-Term Course: Not GradedAED 640 has been replaced by sequence of AED 642, 643, and 644 starting with students entering Fall 2009.