Arts Internship - ART501

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
(version 2)
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6 30 (15) MR W Wollen




Only available to stage 3 School of Arts students.



Students will engage in a work-based situation of their choice. The student will be responsible for finding the work-based situation, though support from the School and CES will be available. The internship should bear relevance to their subject of study or a career they expect to pursue upon graduation. The total of 300 hours will be divided as required for purposes of preparation, attendance of work placement and reflection/completion of required assessment.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 120 (study within a professional environment)
Private study hours: 180
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Seminar Presentation (20 mins) (30%)
Essay (2500 words) (30%)
Internship Journal (2500 words) (40%)

Indicative reading

DeBono, E (1993) Parallel Thinking Viking/Penguin Group
Helyer, R (2015) The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook, Palgrave
Hope, Sophie; Figiel, Joanna (2012) Intern Culture: A Literature Review of Internship Report, Guidelines and Toolkits from 2009-2011, Artquest
Howard, K and Sharp, J et al (2002) The Management of a Learner Gower Aldershot
Lock, D (2003) Project Management Gower
Peel, M (1995) Improving your Communication Skills Kogan Page
Schön, D (1991) The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action Aldershot

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability of initiative, planning, autonomy and time-management in identifying opportunities for personal and professional development;
2. Present themselves and their ideas effectively in applications for employment, funding, etc.;
3. Work effectively in the workplace which may include working both as part of a team or under their own initiative and understand group dynamics and handling of interpersonal issues;
4. Demonstrate high levels of competence in data collection, research, communication, compiling of reports, information management, promotion and design;
5. Communicate effectively, to a professional standard, using coherent arguments and propositions in a variety of media, verbally and in writing;
6. Develop a substantial degree of critical and self-reflexive awareness by reflecting on their own learning and personal development in a strategic, analytical and autonomous way.

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