MUS3197 : Music and Creative Industries Placement

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To give students the opportunity to gain work-related experience in the creative industries which relate directly to their academic study, helping students develop skills and knowledge for the diverse music and creative industries ecosystem.
To enhance students’ communication and management skills.
To encourage self-appraisal and the ability to work effectively with others.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students attend briefing sessions and training in appropriate entrepreneurial knowledge and skills and are attached to appropriate placement. Guest speakers from the Music and Creative Industries will provide insight and up to date industry knowledge.
Students visit their placement for one day per week (or other form of arrangement as suiting the student and the host) for about 10 weeks (70 hours) where their role will be to undertake duties as agreed between placement provider and Module Leader. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence of competence and understanding of the role and the relation of their knowledge and skills to it, including writing up a work diary and a project/reflective report.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion155:0055:00N/A
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning107:0070:00Hours at placement – distribution to be agreed with host
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture22:004:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops32:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity15:005:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study155:0055:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision60:303:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module gives students the opportunity to practise skills in a work environment. The nature of the work placement requires students to exercise a high level of initiative and resourcefulness. Students will be assessed through the submission of a Project Work Diary and a Final Report which together form the Placement Portfolio.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M753000 word final report on project/placement.
Written exercise1M25Project diary in the form of an online blog
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Placement Portfolio (diary and final report) will require reflection on and understanding of the organisation, the project and their specific role, as well as the development of their own competencies and skills. The online blog will be reviewed and formative feedback provided by the Module Leader at the beginning of Semester 2.

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