Essex Cultural Outreach

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The details
Art History and Theory
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
04 October 2018


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Module description

This module gives students a unique opportunity to get directly involved in delivering an arts project to school groups.

Students will work with the Arts Education team, learning the principles of an effective project, delivering sessions to school children, and learning how to adapt to sessions and projects according to different needs. By helping school children develop, students will in turn learn about and reflect upon their own strengths, skills, and capabilities. They will also develop their team-working skills and enhance their understanding of the cultural sector, including its wide array of career opportunities.

This module is designed to assist students in developing employability capabilities so they are better equipped to secure opportunities in the graduate job market. In so doing, the module complements other modules that include study skills, personal development planning (PDP), professionalism and work-related learning.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

To provide high quality training in arts education and creative sector career development learning, including key transferable employability skills such as team work, leadership, resilience, experience of working with outside organisations and local schools and providing a wider insight into cultural and creative industries.

Module learning outcomes

As a result of this module, student should be able to:

1. Build up practical outreach experience through visits and project work with schools.
2. Understand the principles of an effective project, including how to use an appropriate design methodology and meet client needs.
3. Gain insight into different facets of the cultural industries.
4. Demonstrate written communication and analytical skills through the writing of the reflective journal.
5. Reflect on his or her own experience during an Arts Outreach project, which should both inform future career decision-making and enhance the student’s effectiveness for employability and study.
6. Successfully work within a group to deliver a set objective and communicate effectively with an audience.
7. Successfully work in a group to present your experiences to an audience including cultural leaders.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

3-hour weekly tutorial (the format of the weekly tutorial will vary and will include lectures, group working sessions, self-directed learning, school visits and discussion)


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Michael Tymkiw


Travel costs for UK - based unpaid, approved work placements and live projects which are an integral part of a module may be covered by your department. (NB this will usually exclude field trips and site visits). Please check with your module supervisor to ensure that the activity is eligible.

External examiner

Prof Richard Simon Clay
Newcastle University
Professor of Digital Cultures
Available via Moodle
Of 45 hours, 21 (46.7%) hours available to students:
24 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Art History and Theory

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