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The School of Web Design & New Media prepares students for cutting-edge careers in experiential design and digital media. We teach an integrated approach to New Media that is based on four key fundamentals: Design Thinking, Visual Communication, Technology, and User Experience. Web Design & New Media graduates are strategic thinkers, producers, and creative technologists poised to lead innovation on a global level.

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Midpoint Reviews

Midpoint Review Guidelines

  1. Goto School of WNM Midpoint & Final Review Showcase: http://gradshowcase.academyart.edu/schools/web-design-new-media.html
  2. When you get to the page, scroll down a bit and look in the right-hand column.
  3. Then click on: “WNM - Midpoint Review Guidelines (PDF)”
Guidelines & Templates

Midpoint Review Resources

WNM Workshops

Great resource for extra help, available Onsite and Online, coding/visual/ux, all MFA students welcome

WNM Graduate Showcase Page

View examples of past midpoint projects.

Who to contact for Midpoint Reviews

Midpoint Review Coordinator

MidpointReview@academyart.edu

1-415-618-6390

 

Are you eligible to present?

To present for Midpoint Review, you must have done the following:

  • Be a WNM MFA student
  • Completed 24-36 units
  • Completed or be in progress with completing all core requirements
  • Completed 6 units of Liberal Arts
  • Be enrolled in WNM 643

Once those items are completed, you should next:

  • Check the due date for uploading your deliverables
  • Read the WNM Guidelines for Midpoint Review (check out the instructions on this page!)
  • Use your WNM 643 instructor as a resource for developing your concept and answering your questions.

Sign Up Information

Sign up is for WNM MFA students only. Students will present during weeks 14 & 15 during the same semester in which they are enrolled in WNM 643.

Eligible students will receive an outreach email from the Midpoint Review Coordinator with instructions and the deadline to sign up. If you believe you are eligible to sign up but did not receive an email from the Midpoint Review Coordinator, please email them to follow up. Outreach emails are sent to students the month prior to the start of the semester in which you will present. For example: If you will present your review at the end of Spring 2019, and the semester starts in February 2019, you should expect the outreach email in January 2019.

 

Midpoint Deliverables

About the Midpoint Concept Video

Example Concept Video

Here is an example of a great Concept Video

Although a concept video is not a required deliverable for your Midpoint Evaluation, they are strongly suggested and can help you sell the feasibility of your project. Here are few points to clarify the goals of the concept video:

  1. The primary goal is to have a brief explainer video of your Thesis concept for documentation purposes. This will be a great tool for introducing your Thesis concept in Group Directed Study.
  2. Your concept video can be as simple as animating your proof of concept.

 

For more information, please check out this link to the Concept Video Guidelines.

 

 

Uploading Your Midpoint Review Materials

  1. Goto: http://gradshowcase.academyart.edu/
  2. Look for: Resources → Technical Resources → Loading your review content
  3. Then click on: “Loading your review content”
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