ARTS8056 - Professional Placement

Title:Professional Placement
Long Title:Professional Placement
Module Code:ARTS8056
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Catherine Fehily
Module Author: ALBERT WALSH
Module Description: The placement aims to give students the opportunity to directly experience the work practices and procedures in a photography and video related work environment in a local, national or international setting. It allows the student to observe the practical application of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained on the programme. The student is supported by a CIT member of academic staff along with a workplace mentor.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 critically appraise the operations of the professional placement environment, looking at its culture, its work practices, its organisation and the technology involved.
LO2 complete work under the direction of a mentor and other professional team members.
LO3 display a professional manner and attitude at all times within the placement.
LO4 apply the knowledge and skills acquired on the programme of study within the professional placement.
LO5 report on the activities completed during their work placement.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Appraising the Placement Environment
Critically appraising the operations of the placement environment, looking at its culture, its work practices, its organisation and the technology involved.
Communication
Communicating effectively with placement mentor, college supervisor and other placement team members. Using e-mail, attending meetings, giving presentations, liaising within and between teams.
Personal Development and Initiative
Professional attitudes and work practices. Personal responsibility for activities, learning and engagement within the placement.
Teamwork
Work under the direction of a mentor and other professional team members to complete assignments.
Application of Learning to the Workplace
Application of the knowledge and skills acquired on the programme of study within the professional placement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Visit by CIT staff to meet with student and the workplace mentor. 2,3,4 20.0 Week 8
Reflective Journal Weekly Blogs describing and reflecting upon the activities, tasks and learning experienced through the placement 1,4,5 30.0 Week 12
Written Report Report and presentation on work placement including reflective journal. 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Placement visits and supervision 1.0 Twice per semester 0.13
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Work Placement 35.87 Every Week 35.87
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Weekly Blogs - reflecting on the placement 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 42.87
Total Weekly Learner Workload 42.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.13
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bolton, G. 2014, Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development, 4th edition Ed., SAGE Publications Ltd [ISBN: 9781446282342]
  • Palsgrave, C. 2004, Work Placements: A Survival Guide for Students, Fantom Study Guides [ISBN: 9781403934345]
  • Phillips, S. 2014, The Complete Guide to Professional Networking: The Secrets of Online and Offline Success, Kogan Page [ISBN: 978-074946891]
  • Stone, A. and Sease, S. 2009, Photographer's Survival Guide, Amphoto; Pap/Cdr edition [ISBN: 978-081747677]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Lowe, P. 2016, Photography Masterclass: Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers, Thames and Hudson Ltd [ISBN: 978-050054462]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HPHNM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography with New Media 6 Mandatory