Core Module Information
Module title: Audio Internship

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD08120
Module leader: Richard Hetherington
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics


Description of module content:

Students can either search for an appropriate internship or be assigned one. Any organisation that works with audio is suitable, irrespective whether the medium is live, linear media, interactive media or manufacturing. Emphasis will be placed on contributing effectively to an existing team in order to support the organisation’s audio requirements. Students will seek to develop an in-depth understanding of the way in audio is utilised within their chosen field, as well as thoroughly explore contemporary professional practices in terms of requirements gathering, production and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the way that audio is utilised with the chosen field
LO2: Contribute effectively to an existing audio team in order to provide audio production assistance for the host organisation
LO3: Discuss methods of audio requirements gathering and evaluation within the host organisation
LO4: Critically analyse the internship period in terms of current professional practice and future employment

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 2, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Richard Hetherington
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students have regular supervision sessions with their academic supervisor using appropriate channels, this will either be via telephone, video conferencing or in person, based upon the intern’s proximity to the school. Additional support will be provided as needed on an individual basis, this can take the form of visits, additional supervision sessions, or directed study. The module will involve a considerable amount of self-study as students will be required to extend their knowledge through research into current audio practices within their chosen field (LO1). Students will apply the knowledge gained and extend it through working with an established audio team within a host organization and create an e-portfolio to demonstrate their progress (L02). Methods of gathering requirements for audio production and evaluating its effectiveness will be explored through examining the host’s current practices and comparing it to current industry practices (L03). Finally, students will critically analyse the internship period in terms of current professional practice and future employment in the form of a 2500 word critical report (LO4).
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Students will spend 90% of this module working in a professional environment, which will aid their future employability both in being able to provide an industry reference when they seek work, as well as being able to understand and talk about industry relevant workplace practises during future job interviews. Integral to the module is the stipulation that students to plan, take responsibility for their own progress and reflect upon what they learned during the internship.

Formative Assessment:
The assessment is split into two parts. The first is a summative placement assessment where the workplace supervisor completes a questionnaire and returns it to the module leader, in order to establish how the student is contributing to the established professional group (LO2). This assessment takes place between weeks 7-14 at the mutual agreement between the module leader and internship supervisor. Secondly, the student will provide a critical reflection on the internship with respect to the work, business and practices of the host organisation. This will be in the form of an e-portfolio to include a critical report (2500 words) and associated artefacts, and it will assess the remaining learning outcomes (LO1, 3, 4). Progress will be monitored throughout so that appropriate feedback can be provided during the internship.

Summative Assessment:
see above

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 180
Independent Learning Guided independent study 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Report) 20 2 14 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 80 1,3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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