Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Development [Photography]

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

Module code: LMD10124
Module leader: Colin Andrews
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography
Prerequisites

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Description of module content:

This module enables you to research, appraise, design, and select an appropriate business model to develop for your future career in the Creative Industries. You will address issues of applicability, credibility, ethics and a wider comprehension of the business practice in the Creative Industries to guide your choice of business model. The module will be delivered through lectures, workshops and tutorials that encourage the recognition and understanding of the development of appropriate writing, pitching, presenting, and marketing skills for business. Work for submission will be, a Professional Presentation and your written Business Plan that is appropriate to your individual professional aspirations. This will be supported with your research journal or logbook outlining the development of your plan.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically identify and analyse professional areas of photographic employment and reflect upon the skills applicable to them.
LO2: Effectively utilise research skills to make informed evaluative and financial conclusions in the development of a professional Business Plan
LO3: Distinguish and make judgements regarding the different forms and tones appropriate to writing and presenting for different markets and industries.
LO4: Develop professional oral presentation skills, informed with the appropriate synthesis of supporting presentation materials.
LO5: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legal and financial frameworks of suitable forms of business structures within the Creative Industries.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin Andrews
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module enables you to develop a chosen strand of your professional practice to an advanced level. This is achieved through negotiating and planning your own area of research in an area of your professional development and will result in a written business plan (LOs 1, 2, 3, 5) and an oral and visual presentation (LOs 1, 3, 4). This is supported by individual tutorials, group seminars, workshops and a presentation which encourages your professional development (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). You may work independently or in groups to promote skills of self-reliance and collaborative teamwork.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The Professional Development module provides you with an opportunity to initiate and explore an advanced level of practice in which knowledge, skills and attributes introduced and developed throughout the programme are embedded within a professional context. The knowledge, skills and attributes employed in your practice are also central to employability: creativity, self motivation and flexibility; self awareness and reflection, allowing you to evaluate your own learning, performance and achievements; the development of an individual practice which suits your interests and aspirations, the effective use of key intellectual, specialist and transferable skills: and a knowledge of the professional requirements of your chosen specialism.

Assessment (formative or summative)
You will undertake one component of assessment during the module, comprising two elements: a presentation (LO 1, 2, 3, 4) and a practical business plan submission (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Throughout the module you will be encouraged to document and record your critical inquiry and professional process through workbooks, diaries, logbooks and other agreed methods (LOs 1, 2, 3, 5). Oral and written feedback will be given as appropriate (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), during the development of the project in tutorial

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 Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Lecture 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours202
Expected Total Study Hours for Module202


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1,3,4 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 75 1,2,3,4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2250
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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