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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

Future Semester Information

Please check with your Advisor to make sure you are eligible to present before signing up for Midpoint Review.

Want a follow up email about these dates? Please email MidpointReview@academyart.edu with the subject line: "Outreach List for next semester" to receive the information for the Summer Midpoint Review sign up period.

Midpoint Resources

Thesis-specific Workshops

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

Academy Resource Center (ARC)

Tutoring, EAP, Midpoint Lab, Writing Lab, time-management

Phone: 1-415-618-3917, Email: arc@academyart.edu

Online Chats (for Midpoint)

Online Chat : Spring 2015

Midpoint and Final Review Online Chat for Graduate Students

Link to recording: https://live4.academyart.edu/p98unqv8y92

 

Online Chat : Spring 2014

Midpoint Review Online Chat for WNM Masters

Held Feb 14, 2014 12 p.m. (PST)

Link to recording: https://live4.academyart.edu/p80jivt2bm0/

 

Online Chat : Fall 2013

WNM Midpoint Review Online Chat

Held Sep17, 2013, 4 p.m. (PST)

Link to recording: https://live4.academyart.edu/p6eeq0oco89/

Downloading the Midpoint 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 Examples

Are you eligible to present?

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

  • Completed 24 units
  • Completed 2 GLA courses (6 units of the 24)
  • Passed WNM 643, Interactive Design & Concepts
  • Met with or spoken to your Academic Advisor and received eligibility confirmation

 

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!)
  • Listen to or attend the most current online chat for Midpoint Review

Who to contact for Midpoint Reviews

Midpoint Review Coordinator

MidpointReview@academyart.edu

1-415-618-6390

 

Midpoint Deliverables

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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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