Core Module Information
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: Matt Sinclair
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

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

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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Matt Sinclair
Module Organiser:

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

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

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