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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MUP.WORKVTC
Level: P Module Co-ordinator: JOHNSON PB Mrs (Music Record)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the year

Assessment Pattern
Module Overview

Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Assessment by visiting tutor, based on tutor report forms.


Sufficient credits at Level HE2. A training placement approved by the Professional Training Tutor.

Module Aims

To provide students with an opportunity to undertake and reflect upon a period of professional training and work experience, in order to satisfy both the University’s and the Employer’s requirements in respect of professional skills development, behaviour, interpersonal skills, organisational skills and time management, creative and/or technical achievement.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you will have:
  • Work independently in a professional/commercial environment
  • Outline the commercial/external issues affecting your work and the work of the host organisation
  • Give appropriate attention to detail and quality in your work
  • Manage your time, organise your work and prioritise tasks effectively
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills and behaviour in the workplace
  • Demonstrate satisfactory willingness and motivation in carrying out your work
  • Provide evidence of appropriate creative and/pr technical achievement
  • Seek, reflect and make use of feedback
  • Recognise and evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses in a professional context
  • Demonstrate ability to interact as a team member and to engage in clear professional communication with colleagues, other members of the music industry and with members of the public
  • Identify and discuss the skills and techniques learnt which contribute to your professional development
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Required Reading:
Ashworth, Peter and Saxton, Judy, 1992: Managing work experience ( London : Routledge)
Chapman, Elwood N, 1990: Making an impact in your new job: The first 30 days ( London : Kogan Page)
Cooper, Carol, 1995: Surviving at work ( London : Health Education Authority)
Schön, Donald A, 1991: The reflective practioner: How professionals think in action. ( Aldershot : Ashgate) (2nd edition)
Professional journal: Arts Professional
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