Media and film studies

Professional Practice

Module code: V3054
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module is organised around a work placement in the creative sector. The placement will normally be arranged by yourself and will usually be approximately 20 hours in duration. The aim is to use the experience as an opportunity to develop and reflect upon your personal and social skills in the work place; the demands of time management; technical, organisational and/or creative achievement as appropriate.

The module will enable you to compile necessary documentation in relation to work, such as a portfolio containing CVs and development plans, as well as help you to assess your skills and perform SWOT analyses and a Key Skills Audit.

On this module you will also be encouraged to reflect upon your work experience through an online journal and a synthesis paper which will draw both on the 'hands on' knowledge gained during the placement and, where appropriate, your academic study.

Module learning outcomes

  • Identify, describe and evaluate their own skills prior to entry into the work place.
  • Demonstrate engagement with industry professionals and practices.
  • Bring together observation, hands on knowledge, and engagement with academic texts, to demonstrate some understanding of work practices, production processes and professional practices within media, cultural and communicative industries.