MCAA 595: Culminating Project
This is the last course you will be taking in the program. For your project, you will be completing a professional portfolio. Producing a professional portfolio involves a great deal of work that may seem to dominate your life at times. Most Concordia MCAA graduates express a satisfying sense of accomplishment when the project is successfully completed.
You will want to start thinking about your project the moment you enroll in your first class. It is highly suggested to keep all papers, interviews, and presentations that you have created throughout the program. Many of these will be used as part of the portfolio with minor revisions or additions.
Once you are enrolled in the course, you will want to contact your advisor so he or she can go over the requirements of the portfolio in detail and answer any questions you might have.
Your writing must be of high quality. It is imperative that you have a qualified editor to help you in this process. Please think about who will be your third party editor.
Portfolio Completion Policy
Effective beginning Summer 2016, students will enroll in MCAA 595, a 4 unit course, and pay the full tuition for the course. If the student does not finish after one term (11 weeks), they will be required to enroll in MCAA 595E1, a four unit extension course, for an additional term (11weeks). If the student does not complete their culminating project in MCAA 595E1 they must register into MCAA 595E2, also a four unit extension course (11 weeks). If they don't finish again, they would be eligible for one last extension and enroll in 595E3, a four unit course (11 weeks). For each extension, students will be charged a $1000 extension fee. As a reminder, a student has six years to complete all requirements in the MCAA degree. Any students enrolled in MCAA 595 or 595E in the Spring of 2016 will be grandfathered in under the old policy.
If you have further questions regarding MCAA 595, please feel free to contact Chelsea Mailhiot by email or phone at (949) 214-3261.
Please see the Handbook for further details.