Module title: Design & Media Work Based Learning (Minor)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: DES09122
Module leader: Ruth Cochrane
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Design Photography and Advertising
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ruth Cochrane
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Following a successful job search and interview (LO1), you are required to undertake 120 hours of work in a creative professional environment, making a contribution to commercial activities under the supervision from workplace team (LO2, 3).

The teaching methods are built on an agreed learning contract (see section 12) of activity and the use of reflective diaries to evidence your learning experience which is supported by a personal work experience support tutor (LO4). In addition as a participant on the module you would also be expected to contribute to a group discussion with others on the module as distance learning support network (LO3).

Personal reflection of the professional environment and involvement in creative projects enable you to evaluate your skills (LO5) and objects set by your workplace supervisor, and present this for assessment in the form of a written report (to include an appendix of job applications and CV - LO1, 5), along with work diary and folio of creative output (LO2), which would include any research and development, and tangible creative output, as could reasonably be expected in within the 120 hours as agreed with your tutor (see section 18)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module relies on your engagement with a commercial partner. It offers the opportunity for application of skills in Industry and job search strategy. It supports scholarly activity by expecting critical appraisal and reflection of your experiences.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Your module tutor will make an interim visit to the workplace (or video conference in the case of overseas placements) to review your progress with your placement supervisor: this will include formative assessment will follow. You will keep a detailed reflective diary during the module which will inform a 2500 words report (see section 18) and this along with a presentation of work to inte

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 120
Face To Face Guided independent study 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 77
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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 120 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 portfolios
-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 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
LO3: Apply team-working, decision-making, time management and communication skills in the workplace
LO4: Conduct a programme of work over an extended period, including the associated planning, target setting, record keeping and reporting
LO5: Critically appraise, reflect on and report on personal, professional and creative achievements.

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