Module title: Design & Media Work-based Learning (Extended)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: DES09132
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

2018/9, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
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
Having secured and agreed an appropriate work placement/internship, you are required to undertake 300 hours of work in a creative professional environment, making a contribution to commercial activities under the supervision from workplace team (LOs 2, 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 part of a learning support network (LO3).
Personal reflection of the professional environment (LO1) 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 (LOs 1, 4 & 5), along with a 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 290 hours as agreed with your tutor (see section 18)
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The module by its very nature prepares the student for seeking amployment and easier transition to the workplace on graduation. The module promotes a range of transferable skills, including communication, time-management and working with others, as well as promoting an awareness of the creative indsutries, the creative economy and networking.
It offers the opportunity for application of skills in industry and a job search strategy. It supports scholarly activity by expecting critical appraisal and reflection of your experiences.
Assessment (formative or summative)
Your module tutor will make an interim visit to the workplace (or video conference in the case of long distance or overseas placements) to rev

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)
Face To Face Lecture 2
Face To Face Project Supervision 8
Other Work based learning 300
Independent Learning Guided independent study 290
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1, 4, 5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Placement (Report) 70 2, 3, 4 15 HOURS= 300, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will spend at least 400 hours in employment in a creative design, media, communications or architectural workplace. In consultation with an academic visiting tutor and a workplace supervisor/mentor, you will devise a Learning Agreement that provides placement-specific targets cross-referenced to module learning outcomes and assessment criteria. This will include the application of creative methods and strategies as directed by a professional supervisory person(s) and/or team members. During this time you will record your professional development in a regular reflective diary which will inform a body of work to include personal reflection and evaluation and feedback from external (non academic) supervisors.
You and your academic tutor(s) may be required sign non-disclosure agreements to enable the assessment of commercially sensitive work undertaken for the employer

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Survey and determine the suitability of a range of potential employers aligned with your career aspirations in design and media.
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: Implement 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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