BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Department of Visual Communication Design (DKV), Faculty of Art and Literature (FISS) Universitas Pasundan holds an offline trial for final exam preview (TA) after the issuance of regulations for Limited Face-to-face Learning Process (Pembelajaran Tatap Muka, PTM) according to Rector’s Circular Letter No. 275/Unpas.R/U/X/2021.
The trial for final exam preview was held in one of DKV classrooms on Thursday, 18 November 2021 and was attended by 15 final-year students, from class of 2015 to 2017. All of them were divided into three groups consisting of 5 members. Each student is examined by three examiner teachers.
Head of Unpas DKV Department, Fadhly Abdillah, S.Sn., M.Ds explained that on the preview trial, students are required to present their design idea or the first result of their research (if they conduct final research/ thesis). To obtain the title of Bachelor of Design, DKV student should attend four trial processes
“Almost 90% of students in the Department do the final assignment, because they will present their [art]work; while 10% of them do the thesis; since the very beginning of semester, we mostly do the [art]work. The series of trial include proposal submission, preview, colloquium and final,” he explained.
He also added that in preview trial, the examiner teacher only checks on the data completion, student’s understanding on the problem and solution that was conveyed in the beginning. Unlike to proposal trial, in this stage, supervisory teacher is not allowed to join.
“If the student passed the preview trial, they will get the colloquium test the next two month. For the preview trial, students need to attend 4 supervisions. Ditjen Dikti requires 12 times of supervision until the student gets the final,” he continued.
Students who attend the preview trial are required to prepare fracture, infographic/mind mapping, supporting literature, draft of chapter 1 of the thesis and journals of at least 5 sources. Thesis must include the results of interview and questionnaires.
“If there is data left, it will make it harder for them. So, prepare the data as complete as possible, understand the problem. We will find and provide the solution,” he said.
Of four series, he said that there is possibility the students might fail the exam, but it rarely happens. Usually, if there is something that needs to be changed, it will be done during the preview trial when it is the beginning of the research and it has not gone too far.
One of the participants, Galang Sidik Pratama said that he and his friends were glad that campus allow students to hold the offline trial. The atmosphere is way more different than the online ones.
“I think it is much easier and more helpful for students, especially when it comes to the atmosphere [which is much more challenging when doing offline]; because we have our [art]work to present,” he said.
In looking for supporting source for the work, Galang depends mostly on the online platform. There are a lot of literature study on the internet so he feels more flexible and is able to break the stigma that “pandemic hampers productivity”.
“If we need to get into the field, at least we are aware that we need to obey the health protocol rule. There could be a new positive habit to do,” he concluded. (Reta)*