FT3PL-Work Placement

Module Provider: Film, Theatre and TV
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: Pre-requisite: Recent work experience in an area related to the degree programme
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: FT3WBL Work Based Learning in Film, Theatre or Television
Placement opportunity: Mini placement
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Ms Lucy Tyler

Email: l.s.tyler@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This optional module aims to provide an opportunity for reflective learning in relation to a placement or work experience of appropriate scope undertaken during the summer vacation or the academic year. Students will be admitted to the module at the discretion of the programme director and the module convenor, subject to the satisfactory completion of an appropriate placement. Students will be responsible for securing their own placement. The written assessment provides students with an opportunity for critical reflection on the work of an arts or media organisation and on their own career development.


Aims:

The module aims to provide an opportunity for reflective learning in relation to work experience gained during the summer vacation or the academic year. The module aims to provide students with an opportunity for critical reflection on the work of an arts or media organisation and on their own career development. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on the transferable skills they have acquired in the course of their studies and to identify skills they plan to develop in relation to future employment.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that students will be able to:




  • demonstrate the practical and organisational expertise required to fulfil a defined role in an arts or media organisation;

  • give a detailed and analytic account of the work of an arts or media organisation;

  • evidence and evaluate their own skills, performance and employability;

  • identify their training needs and relate these to their post-university career plans;

  • deploy skills in research, analysis, synthesis, writing and presentation in the portfolio.


Additional outcomes:

This module enables students to develop practical and organisational skills. The module extends skills and competencies which are central to the degree: teamwork; oral communication and group co-operation; critical and contextual analysis and coherent argument; presentation of written work.


Outline content:

The module will be available to students who have undertaken a relevant work placement of appropriate, either during the summer vacation or during the academic year. Students will be admitted to the module at the discretion of the programme director and module convenor. The module can be taken in Autumn, Spring or Summer term. Students work with an assigned supervisor on a 8000 word portfolio, documenting their learning on the placement. This will include: (a) a detailed account of the organisation where the work was undertaken, an overview of its main activities and an indication of its strengths and weaknesses in view of the challenges it currently faces; (b) a detailed account of the student’s work for the organisation, drawing attention to the utilisation of skills and competencies developed during their undergraduate studies and outlining new skills and competencies developed through the experience; (c) an analysis of the relationship between the student’s work experience and intended career, including detailed consideration of future training needs and plans for fulfilling these needs; (d) an appendix (outside the word count) of relevant documentation, which may include photographs, printed or recorded materials, statistical or other data. 


Global context:

Students are encouraged to draw on a global perspective in their critical engagement with their work placement.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Students will be required to attend six individual tutorials, one to agree the nature and scope of the written assignment, three to monitor their progress, and one following the completion of the placement to discuss the summative assessment.



Note that this module can be taken in any term, although the table below indicates the Autumn term.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Project Supervision 6
Fieldwork 6
External visits 6
Guided independent study 102
Placement 80
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:

    A mark of 40% overall.


    Reassessment arrangements:

    Resubmission of failed coursework.


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 7 August 2018

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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