Core Module Information
Module title: TV: Work-based learning

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

Module code: LMD10120
Module leader: Kirsten MacLeod
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

.This module will help you secure a work placement or contribute to a media project within the creative media industries. Through this placement you will gain new, knowledge of television/media broadcasting today. This will give you a greater breadth of understanding of the dynamic and changing workflows and practices within the contemporary media industry. With support from the module team you will secure and organise a suitable work placement (approx. 40 hours) which will be directly relevant to the BA (Hons) Television programme. In the course of the module you will research opportunities within broadcasting which will contribute towards a Case study of a production company or media organisation. You will develop your CV and writing skills, your presentation skills; and your ability to communicate and liaise with industry professionals. You will maintain a reflective logbook of your experience on the work placement with particular reference to the enhancement of your technical skills and knowledge and understanding of content creation. You will also produce a detailed report which will analyse and critically evaluate your understanding of contemporary production practice in the broadcasting industries. You will evaluate your placement experience and assess the transferable skills which have been applied during the placement. Experience of the workplace will enhance your employability on graduation and will inform your learning across the programme.

Through a short series of lecture and seminars you will develop your CV writing and presentation skills. You will also research the background of a case study media organisation and potential work placement businesses and will be given guidance on finding an appropriate placement. You will be given an induction into employment procedures and protocols. You will liaise with the module leader to identify clear learning outcomes from the time spent in a professional environment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate your ability to negotiate, design and manage a work placement within a business relevant to television broadcasting and the creative media industries.
LO2: Develop a focused attitude and problem-solving approach to work-related tasks displaying autonomy and professionalism in your work placement organisation.
LO3: Conduct research into a media organisation relevant to your work placement or career aspirations. Critically reflect on issues relating to current professional practice and media production.
LO4: Produce a Report that assesses and critically evaluates the transferable skills you have acquired and demonstrates a clear understanding of how this connects with and can contribute to your future employability.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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: Kirsten MacLeod
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los

Teaching and learning will take place through lectures and seminars for the whole class on one day per week for an introduction to work based learning (LOs 1,2). Tutorials will be held to assist you to negotiate suitable work placements and media organisation for a case study (LOs 1,2,3). You will research, negotiate and carry out work placements (LOs 1,2,). In addition the Report and Case Study will provide the opportunity to record, analyse and reflect upon your own work, experience and aspirations (LOs 3,4). Research, writing and analytical skills will be developed through the written work (LOs 3,4).
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
You will gain skills and knowledge during both lectures and tutorials to identify current opportunities in the creative media industries. The direct experience of the work environment will enhance your understanding of the requirements of employers. In these ways you will learn core skills required for securing a job in various media and related professions. You will develop your research and analytical skills and your ability to identify new opportunities for employment in the changing broadcasting environment.
Supporting equality and diversity
Applicants will be interviewed as part of the admissions procedure, which helps support equality and diversity. Lecture notes and additional material will be available through VLE which would enable part-time, distance or disabled learners to access the module. A list of relevant online resources will be provided.
It is hoped that this programme will attract an international cohort which would be of benefit in widening understanding of TV programmes globally. Regular discussion on international programming, international restrictions and response to different genre, ensures that the module delivers a diverse and international perspective.

Formative Assessment:
You will be assessed formatively across the module and receive feedback and advice from the module leader as well as industry guests and placement providers. Formative assessment will include preparation and feedback for CV workshops, group presentations on previous work experience and knowledge of the industry and individual sessions with your module leader before and after placements.

Summative Assessment:
There will be two summative assessments:
1. Case Study (40%) which will demonstrate academic and industry focused research into a TV or media production company, organisation or channel to critique the institution, its production content, working methods, use of technology. (Los1, 3,).
2. Work-based learning report (60%) in which you will reflect on the activities during the placement and critically evaluate the work experience with reference to an analysis of the new skills, knowledge and understanding which you have gained (LOs 1,2,3,4) and of future employment opportunities in the sector. The report will include copies of all relevant paperwork (e.g. research materials; CV, correspondence) .

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Other Work based learning 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Report 60 1,2,3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD10120 TV Work Based Learning