Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Development

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

Module code: LMD10102
Module leader: Alistair Scott
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

In this module you will prepare for the professional and/or academic challenges you will face after graduation. You will learn how to determine career ambitions, how to research strategies and methods to achieve your aspirations and how to develop your self-promotional and presentation skills. You will also learn how to conduct yourself appropriately within the context of current professional practice. You will learn fundamental administrative and financial skills, as appropriate, required for a professional career. You will learn about the laws, policies, ethics and practices germane to your chosen profession.
You will identify, research and develop a self-initiated portfolio and report that will provide you with a foundation for your professional development for your graduate career ambitions.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect upon and develop an appropriate level of professionalism in your chosen career pathway;
LO2: Formulate and test plans to achieve your career development ambitions and solutions to challenges which arise;
LO3: Develop professional presentation skills appropriate to your vocational specialism and/or educational aspirations;
LO4: Organise your time and knowledge to function as an autonomous professional;
LO5: Integrate into you professional practices and self-presentation ethical and professional values appropriate to your career and/or educational pathway.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Rachel Younger
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 80 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Report 20 1, 2, 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD10102 Professional Development