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 the following module collections.
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%)
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)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 - Apply high level research and analytical skills to utilising their experience in a professional workplace environment;
2 - Demonstrate systematic understanding of a range of key theoretical and practical issues currently faced by the arts industry in the UK and internationally;
3 - Demonstrate insight into the functioning of the arts industry, including an understanding of the professional opportunities and opportunities for self-employment available to them within the industry, and the challenges working in this industry poses;
4 - Demonstrate practical knowledge, skills and experiences needed to be employable in the arts industry;
5 - Contextualise, record, and critically evaluate arts practices and processes.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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