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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MUP.PTPREPC
Level: P Module Co-ordinator: JOHNSON PB Mrs (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the year

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Placement preparation and interview report (800 words) (50%)
Preparation of CV and completion of required documentation (50%)
Module Overview

Pass in HE1 Careers with Music

Module Aims

To enable students to prepare appropriately for a period of professional training.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
  • Describe the role of professional training within the degree course structure, the academic requirements of the course and administrative issues relating to training placements.
  • Articulate your own strengths and weaknesses within specific professional contexts.
  • Demonstrate your skills in presenting the professional self through interview and curriculum vitae writing techniques.
  • Describe and reflect upon the challenges and achievements of student colleagues returning from placement.
  • Critically appraise your own performance within an interview situation.

And you will have:

  • Prepared an appropriate curriculum vitae and used it in applying for placements
  • Received individual tutorial advice on aspects of professional training and professional development.
Module Content

Administrative issues relating to training placements, analysing personal strengths and weaknesses, writing and presenting CVs, the professional self, interview techniques and evaluation.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

15 hours, comprising lectures, seminars and tutorials, across semester one and the early part of semester two.

Selected Texts/Journals
Required Reading:
Baldwin, Mary, Hughes, Roger and Mortimer, Derek, 1994: How to write a curriculum vitae (London: University of London Careers Service ) (3rd edition)
Brandreth, Gyles and Brown, Michèle, 1986: How to interview and be interviewed ( London : Sheldon Press)
Davey, D Mackenzie and McDonnell, Patricia, 1980: How to be interviewed ( London : British Institute of Management)
Schön, Donald A, 1991: The reflective practitioner: How professionals think in action ( Aldershot : Ashgate) (2nd edition)

Professional journal: Arts Professional

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