40 credits at level HE5
The purpose of this module is to provide the student with experience of working in the Music and Creative industries and to facilitate opportunities for reflective analysis of management and business operations and practice in a work context.
Students are involved in finding and applying for a work placement, along with a dedicated work placement consultant undertaking work experience and in observing and evaluating music and creative industries business and management practices.
Personal Development Planning update;
CV Update and employment application;
Preparing for work in the music and creative industries business
Health and Safety in the workplace;
Employee rights and responsibilities;
Making a success of the work placement;
Observing practice and shadowing an amployee;
Compilation of a portfolio of evidence, including a reflective work placement diary;
Effective use of reflection;
Analysing a music and creative industries management/business problem/issue.
The module is primarily delivered in the work place. Students are expected to undertake 240 hours of supervised work in an appropriate sector of the industry.
There are seven introductory class-based sessions to introduce the module to students and continuing support by the module tutor throughout the duration of the module. There is however an emphasis on the responsibility of the individual student to find and negotiate his or her own work placement.
Preparation Sessions 21 hours
(Lectures - 4, Workshops- 8, tutorials -9)
Placement 240 hours
Preparation of Portfolio 59 hours
Report 80 hours
TOTAL 400 hours
The module is assessed through the following components:
Portfolio of Evidence (15%)
Work Experience Project Proposal (20%) and Report (50%)
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand and use effective applications for employment within the music and creative Industries and utilise to gain an appropriate work placement.
. Apply for and obtain a work placement, providing evidence for the Portfolio, which includes job applications, CV update and evidence of job seeking
|2.||Understand your working enviroment/enviroments and it's importance of it;s inpact on the music and creative industries.||Collate examples of work placement roles,duties and interaction with external industries, providing evidence for the Portfolio.|
|3.||Be able to work with and relate to others||Produce a reflective work placement report which identifies and evaluates the skills and knowledge gained during the work experience|
|4.||Be able to recognise the importance of understanding cultural diversity in working practices.
Produce a reflective work placement and employer report which evidences an ability to be able to work as part of a team and with others.
|5.||Be able to identify, propose and appraise a negotiated music and creative industries business and management issue and make recommendations||
Produce evidence of team working skills through your employer/tutor reports.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||portfolio of evidence||Work Experience Project Report (3,000 words)|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Portfolio and Placement:
Amos, J. A. (2009) Handling Tough Job Interviews: Be Prepared, Perform Well, Get the Job, ( 4th Ed), Oxford: How-to-Books – Hard Copy and -Resource
Amos, J. A. (2009) Be Prepared: Pass that Job Interview, (4th Ed), Oxford: How-to-Books
Amos, J. A. (2001) Be prepared: Getting ready for job interviews, Oxford: How-to-books – Electronic resource
Cameron, S. (2009) The Business Student’s Handbook: Learning Skills for Study and Employment, (5th Ed), Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall
Cottrell, S. (2010) Skills for Success: The Personal Development Planning Handbook, (2nd Ed), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
DeLuca, M. & Lees, J. (2008) Job Interviews: Top Answers to tough Questions, (2nd Ed), London: McGraw-Hill
Fanthome, C. (2004) Work Placements: A Survival Guide for Students, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Herbert, I. (2005) Managing Your Placement: A Skills-based Approach, Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan
Klarreich, S. (2008) Pressure Proofing: How to Increase Personal Effectiveness on the Job and Anywhere Else for that Matter, London: Routledge
Neugebauer, J. And Evans-Brain, J. (2009) Making the Most of your Placement, London: Sage
Winstanley, D (2009) Personal Effectiveness, (2nd Ed), CIPD: London
Yeung, R. (2010) How to Succeed at Interviews, (4th Ed), Oxford: How-to-Books
Annals of Tourism Research
International Journal of Selection
International Journal of Tourism Research
The Journal of Human Resources
http://www.agcas.org.uk/ - (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services)
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/ - (Graduate Careers website)
http://www.uksp.co.uk - (UKSP Careers in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism)
You will also find useful publications in the University Careers Centre, situated in the Student Services Centre, Chancellor’s Mall.
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Technologies|
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