EA364-6-PS-CO:
Context in Industry 3 - Professional Placement

The details
2019/20
East 15 Acting School
Colchester Campus
Spring & Summer
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
30
03 July 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA DKAS Stage and Production Management

Module description

This module provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a professional working environment and to reflect critically and analytically on their experiences to inform their future employment aspirations. This module also supports the student's professional development as they move toward employment.

Placement
During the course of Year Two it will be decided (by a process of discussion and consulation between tutor and student) exactly where your strengths lie. In discussion with you, your tutor will suggest different styles of placements appropriate to your individual strengths. This process will begin during Term Three of the second year and will link to Industry in Context 2.

Using the knowledge and contacts within the Production Department, students will be supported in identifying and finding their own placements. These placements will take place in Term One or Term Two of Year Three. You may be required to supply a curriculum vitae and may be interviewed by the placement provider.

In your professional placement you will be expected to participate in a self-directed engagement with the work placement.

NB: on occasions staff may decide to substitute a placement for further project/productions work where it is felt that the student's skills require further enhancing before being sent into a professional environment.

Students undertake a 4/5 week professional work placement or project during the autumn or spring term of Year Three.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:
- To give students experience of working in a professional Stage Management environment.
- To give students experience of the demands of working for an employer under professional working
conditions.
- To allow students to gain a greater understanding of a range of professional roles in a given working
environment, and their relationships and responsibilities to each other.
- To extend skills and knowledge by using a different or more specialist range of equipment and techniques.
- Give students the opportunity to observe and participate in different working methods and processes.
- Give students the opportunity to meet and mix with professional practitioners, and build contacts for the future.
- To prepare students for employment.

Module learning outcomes

- Understanding of a professional environment and production roles and responsibilities
- Understanding of the interaction between teams within a production department
- Understanding of future career opportunities and industry developments
- Ability to learn from practicing professionals
- Understanding of Professional Development and preparation.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

practical work placement, reflective evaluation

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework TBC - Placement essay 05/06/2020 80%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Alex Purser and staff
abpurs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Mr Kevin Scarnell
LAMDA Ltd.
Head of Production
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
East 15 Acting School

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