Professional Practice - EL539

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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5 15 (7.5)
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) MS A Bobrowicz







Lecture Syllabus

Current and future trends in the creative industries
Pitching, time management, costing
Intellectual property rights
Data protection & privacy
Professional identity
Online presence
Self-employment in the creative industries


Contact hours

Contact hours, 18 consisting of:
10 hours Lectures
2 hours Tutorials
6 hours Seminars

The total student workload will be 150 hours.


Only available to students on programmes owned by The School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Method of assessment

100% coursework.

Preliminary reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

1. Have an awareness and understanding of the demands of contemporary professional practice, as well as current and future trends in the field of digital media
2. Have explored concepts of professionalism in the context of global digital media economy, with particular emphasis on intellectual property rights, privacy and security, data protection;
3. Have gained practical experience of presenting their ideas to clients, including creative visualisation of ideas, budgeting and time management
4. Have established online presence in a professional network

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