This is not an automatic award because you have paid your fees and been around for 16 weeks at some or even all the classes. Each module will have a short assignment linked to it and these all need to reach a ‘pass’ level. Some are group exercises when a group ‘pass’ mark is awarded, and so you need to be working together to make that possible.
A final assessment will be made by the CGO faculty around attendance, contribution, engagement with mentor, placements and tutorials. Presuming you ‘pass’ this then a Diploma certificate will be awarded by CGO.
You will then join (or for the first cohort, help to create) an Alumni from the course and we will work with you to keep in touch, share opportunities for employment and projects, and continue to build a community of creative producers.
We are aware that for both the Faculty and the students, developing and sustaining an online course over 16 weeks is a challenge. We have intentionally limited each of the 2 days per week to 3hrs online time with the whole class. This will usually be 1 2hr session with a 20 minute break for air/downtime and then a 1hr session. We will learn with you best practice. We will seek to use tools which harness all different learning styles. Between now and November we will be learning a lot (thanks to the global lockdown) and we will consult with colleagues.
As you work online in many settings think of the ways in which you maintain your wellness, so that CGO can be aware and put possible strategies in place.