ARTS8053 - Photo Placement Preparation

Title:Photo Placement Preparation
Long Title:Photo Placement Preparation
Module Code:ARTS8053
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
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: Students research and identify professional placement opportunities either in Ireland or abroad and formulate approaches and strategies for securing a placement. Awareness of professional issues and practices are strengthened preparing students for the realities of working in the photographic media profession.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 identify suitable professional placement opportunities locally, nationally or internationally
LO2 accept the typical professional responsibilities and work practices within the photographic media profession
LO3 formulate effective strategies for applying for a suitable professional placement based on the student's interests and capabilities
LO4 generate the necessary documentation and a portfolio of selected photography work required for the potential professional placement interview
LO5 demonstrate strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Identifying a Suitable Professional Placement
Research and identifying suitable professional placement opportunities in a photographic media setting locally, nationally or internationally
Preparing the Professional Placement Application
Identifying the expected professional responsibilities and work practices within the photographic media professional placement. Students formulate effective strategies for applying for a suitable professional placement based on the student's interests and capabilities. Preparing a CV.
Interview Preparation
Generating the necessary documentation and a portfolio of selected photography work in preparation for the professional placement interview. Interpersonal and Interpersonal skills development and interview skills.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Professional Placement Plan 1,2,3 40.0 Week 6
Presentation Preparation of necessary documentation and a portfolio of selected photography work required for the potential professional placement interview 3,4 30.0 Week 9
Presentation Pitch to the class group 4,5 30.0 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
Lecture Content delivery and discussions 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Research and preparation 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Haag, E. 2012, Internship Guide: Work Placements Step by Step Paperback, Eleven International Publishing [ISBN: 978-949094788]
  • McCabe, M. 2014, How to get an Internship or Work Placement, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 978-149229097]
  • Volk, L and Currier, D. 2014, No Plastic Sleeves: Portfolio and Self-Promotion Guide for Photographers and Designers Paperback – 14 Jul 2014 by (Author), 2nd edition Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 978-041571118]
  • Weisgrau, R. 2005, The Photographer's Guide to Negotiating, Allworth Press [ISBN: 978-158115414]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Amuthan, G. 2016, Know It Before Your Interview (Author), Independently Published [ISBN: 978-152022376]
  • Luna, T. 2014, Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They're Not Taking Incredible Pictures Paperback – 20 Mar by (Author), Allworth Press [ISBN: 978-162153393]
  • Piscopo, M. 2017, The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion, 5th Edition Ed., Allworth Press [ISBN: 978-162153547]
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 5 Mandatory