Costume Design | Undergraduate | Vilnius

The system of student achievement assessment. The system of student achievement assessment and procedure of academic debt liquidationis defined by the Study Regulation of the Academy.

Retaking of examinations, appealing against results of assessment and appeal settlements, liquidation of academic debts are set by VAA Study Regulation.

Learning outcomes, methods of study and assessment (and strategies) in designing  a programme and individual study subjects are established by an agreement of the Committee andan individual teacher, and are updated depending on need by decision of the Committee and teacher in the process of summing up of the study results.

Student achievement assessment. The principles of assessment system. The criteria of student achievement assessment are linked with the learning outcomes. The assessment principles are routinely revised at the Department meetings before examination sessions and during Faculty Board meetings. Students are introduced into criteria of assessment at the beginning of the term. The deliverers of the programme establish the principles of student achievement assessment in accordance with the law of the Republic of Lithuania, VAA Study Regulations and students’ practical needs.

As set by the VAA Study Regulation, different forms of student achievement assessment are employed which depend on the area and field of study, specific study mode and method. The assessment system is anchored on the principles of:

- reasonableness and reliability;

- assessment of consistency of competences, knowledge and studies;

- impartiality, objectivity and transparency;

- openness, collegiality and confidentiality of assessment;

- cumulative grade;

- feedback.

Knowledge, abilities and attitudes are assessed according to criterion and norm referenced system on a ten-point grading scale. The main method of assessing study results is exhibition/review of course work and projects (in compulsory and optional practical study subjects in the field of study) and examinations (in theoretical subjects within study field, general university compulsory and optional subjects). Examinations are organized either in a form of exhibition of creative work or taken in written or oral form. If cumulative grade is used to assess the results in a given subject, interim exhibitions, tests and papers are used as forms of assessment. Final score is produced by cumulative principle, that is, end-of –term assessments are given no more than 60% of final grade, while the remaining 40% are comprised of assessments of interim tasks (interim exhibitions, creative workshops, etc.). Each assessment score for achievements in a study subject is composed of five elements:

1. (20%) – preparation work (collection of material, prevision of aim);

2. (30%) –creative solution (conceptuality – idea and innovativeness);

3. (30%) – technical solution (artistic and technical means of expression);

4. (10%) – exhibition and presentation;

5. (10%) –the process of work (meeting deadlines, regularity of consultations).

The system uses cumulative principle, therefore interim and final exhibitions of work are accompanied by final assessments and discussions. Cumulative assessment is combined with the formative principle: during interim exhibitions and throughout the degree student’s achievements are discussed also with the goal of motivating and en couraging students.

 

Criteria for achievement assessment

Grade and brief description

of achievements

Short  description of criteria

10 (excellent)

The requirements laid down in the description of the subject are satisfied at the highest level.

Student demonstrates excellent, outstanding, comprehensive practical skills in style interpretation and garment creation, theoretical knowledge indifferent garment design stages. Student shows outstanding, creative, original and independent thinking and solution of fashion design tasks.

9 (very good)

The requirements laid down in the description of the subject are satisfied. Student demonstrates sound, good, comprehensive practical skills in style interpretation and garment creation, theoretical knowledge in different garment design stages.

Student shows ingenious and independent thinking and solution of fashion design problems.

8 (good)

The requirements laid down in the description of the subject are satisfied. Student shows higher than average practical skills in style interpretation and creation of garments, theoretical knowledge in garment design stages. She demonstrates independent, creative approach to fashion design problems.

7 (highly satisfactory)

More than half of the requirements laid down in the description of the subject are satisfied. Student demonstrates practical skills in style interpretation and creation of garments, theoretical knowledge of garment design stages that are highly satisfactory. Student is capable of resource full thinking and ofsolvingtasks of fashion design.

6 (satisfactory)

Nearly half the requirements laid down in the description of the subject are satisfied. Student shows a satisfactory level of skills in style interpretation and creation of garments, and theoretical knowledge of garment design stages, reveals just partial independence in solving fashion design tasks.

5 (sufficient)

Less than half of requirements laid down in the description of the module are satisfied. Student shows weak practical skills in style interpretation and creation of garments, theoretical knowledge of garment design stages is limited. Demonstrates little creativity in solution of fashion design tasks.

4 (unsatisfactory)

The requirements of the subject/module are not satisfied.