Core Module Information
Module title: Design & Media Work Based Learning (Major)l

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: DES09121
Module leader: Jonathan Thomas
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography


Description of module content:

To undertake this module you must evidence your ability to independently seek a WBL opportunity through interview with the course tutors and existing portfolio. You are expected to initiate and state an employment opportunity of your choice which will propose a learning framework that evaluates your personal and professional skills and evidences the learning outcomes of the module.

You will spend at least 240 hours in employment in a creative design, communications or architectural context. You need to establish opportunities within professional practice and evidence the application of creative methods and strategies as directed by supervisory person(s) and/or team members. Duties are disparate but can include some of the tasks listed below:
-Research for development of creative outcomes
-Analysis of creative briefs
-Design and implement creative solutions
-Maintain and develop existing creative portfoios
-Analyse business and organisational creative priorities
-Apply knowledge in design development
-Develop appropriate media for presentation of ideas
-Liaise with clients, team members and supervisors.

In consultation with an academic visiting tutor and a workplace supervisor (usually the line manager), each student develops a Learning Agreement to include involvement with a key company project that provides placement-specific targets, learning outcomes and assessment criteria. A summary visit by the tutor is used to give the student a mark for his/her performance on the placement.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply and analyse a variety of introductory presentation and self promotional methods
LO2: Apply creative skills and knowledge to practical problems in the workplace on a company project
LO3: Apply team-working, decision-making, time management and communication skills in the workplace on a company project
LO4: Conduct a programme of work over an extended project, including the associated planning, target setting, record keeping and reporting
LO5: Critically appraise, reflect on and report on personal, professional and creative achievements within a company project.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, PLACEMENT LEARN, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jonathan Thomas
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Guided independent study 240
Face To Face Work based learning 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Total Study Hours427
Expected Total Study Hours for Module427

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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