|Assessment length / details
|Workplace Investigation 2 x 1000 words reports (1 per placement if undertaking more than one placement) addressing key issues of professional development & progress 2000 Words
|Reflection on placement Reflection on placement (including employer’s report). The employer’s report is required as part of the assessment but will not be marked. Student section of report to be 2000 words.
|Introductory Report 1000 Words
|Resit information Note: In accordance with Academic Registry guidelines there is no resit assessment for the YII scheme. Students who fail the conditions of the assessment with be transferred to the 3-year scheme.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Contextualise the activities and operations of the placement organisation or company within a broader field of professional creative practice in theatre and performance.
2. Demonstrate the ability to fulfil a working role and to take responsibility for the successful performance of that role, whether working independently or within a group.
3. Demonstrate enhanced employability skills such as independence, initiative, negotiation, communication, planning, and presentation.
4. Demonstrate awareness of how to manage risk, health and safety, and to employ ethical working practices in the working environment.
5. Reflect on and evaluate personal and professional development during the placement.
During the placement, students will have an opportunity to acquire and develop personal and professional skills, and to make links between their degree studies and professional contexts. The module aims to develop students’ ability to recognise and reflect upon the skills they build in the workplace, to enhance their ability, and to capitalise on that experience. Students will not be directly assessed on the placement, but on their reflection on the placement experience.
During Years 1 and 2, all students will be briefed about the module (via online notices, a presentation and the tutorial system) and about the need to identify suitable work or voluntary opportunities. The placement should be equivalent to 36 weeks of full-time, approved employment, to be completed over a 12 month period following successful completion of Year 2 and prior to commencing the Final Year (Year 4). Placements will be assessed and approved on a case-by-case basis by the module coordinator (and appropriate checks made on health and safety aspects and insurance cover). The aim is to accept as broad a range of opportunities as possible in line with the stated academic aims of the module and the student’s programme of study.
|Co-ordinating with others
|Students will work with others in the workplace.
|Creative Problem Solving
|Students will be encouraged to develop different strategies while searching for a placement, and will be required to solve problems encountered routinely in the workplace.
|Critical and analytical thinking
|Students will be required to conduct research into the industry, roles, and the organisation in which they secure their placement. During their placement, students will complete a workplace investigation assignment.
|This depends on the placement secured.
|Students will develop their communication skills both in seeking a placement, and during their time in the workplace.
|Real world sense
|The main focus of the module is to develop the students’ experience and their personal development, and career planning will feature prominently throughout the year and in assessments.
|Students will be expected to set targets and monitor their progress throughout their placement, and to reflect on these in their assessment.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Placements will be relevant to the study scheme followed by students and will provide an opportunity to further develop their subject-specific skills within a professional environment.
This module is at CQFW Level 5