FT3SWP-Screen Industry Working Practices

Module Provider: Film, Theatre and TV
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Ms Shweta Ghosh

Email: shweta.ghosh@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

In this industry placement module students are encouraged to develop an understanding of what is expected of practitioners entering screen industries and related sectors on leaving university, through reflection on a range of professional experiences and their business and creative contexts. 


To provide students with a practical and theoretical understanding of the realities of working in screen industries and related sectors today. To equip them with the skills and materials to navigate pathways into relevant careers on leaving university. To develop their critical reflection on those career pathways.

Assessable learning outcomes:

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

• Demonstrate awareness of a range of working roles and pathways into the screen industries and related sectors based on practical research during placements.  

• Devise a career plan for the next five years based on research and work experience 

• Evaluate their own performance from work experience in the industry and identify ways to improve it

• Understand the commercial and creative imperatives of a particular production area OR project work in the industry.

Additional outcomes:

Oral and written communication skills will be developed, together with critical interpretative and analytical abilities. Students will also develop professional communication skills, and will enhance their IT competence through the use of relevant web resources in a critically informed manner. 

Outline content:

The module will comprise taught sessions which develop the students’ knowledge of routes into the screen industries and related sectors, and independent tasks carried out by the student to develop their career planning and industry understanding. Work experience will be documented through a reflective portfolio. 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching is by seminar and workshop.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 8
Practicals classes and workshops 10
Work-based learning 30
Guided independent study 152
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Portfolio 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%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission of coursework. The practical element of assessment may be replaced by a different mode of assessment.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 31 January 2019


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