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Graduation presentation

A compulsory part of every graduation project is a public presentation of the thesis work and its results.

Without such a presentation it is not possible to complete the graduation project. The student presents his/her final work to the thesis advisors and others in a way that is appropriate for the project.

When can I present?

Thesis presentations can only be held on pre-scheduled dates in the Media Technology calendar. The decision whether the graduation project has progressed sufficiently for it to be presented can only be made by the internal/primary thesis advisor.

How to prepare?

Before the thesis presentation, the presenting students must:

  1. Obtain permission from the primary (internal) thesis advisor for the graduation presentation.
  2. Send the project title and abstract to the program coordinator, with both advisors mentioned, at least two weeks prior the presentation.
  3. Invite the Committee of Critics (see below). Provide them with the thesis 7 days before the presentation date, giving them the opportunity to read it. Explain the critics what is expected of them.
  4. Prepare a 20-25 minute presentation (in a suitable form) about the project. The primary advisor manages the discussion. Total discussion time is approximately 10 minutes.

Committee of Critics

For every graduation presentation, a committee of two critics must be appointed by the student and primary thesis advisor. The critics have the following role at the presentation:

  • The critics must attend the presentation and have read the thesis before the presentation.
  • They have first right to ask questions during the discussion following the presentation; the advisor must see to this.
  • The advisor is free to consult with the critics in order to evaluate the graduation project.

Critics must be academic peers of the presenting student, or otherwise capable of critically evaluating the student's graduation work. Typically critics are academic staff, PhD students, established artists, external experts, or graduated fellow students. At most one of the critics can be a fellow student. The names and professions of the critics must be communicated to the thesis advisor before the graduation presentation, making it possible for the advisor to properly welcome and introduce them.

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