Placements and Employability
The School of the Arts Work Placements Module, known as SOTA300, provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to combine their academic knowledge and understanding with practical experience gained in a placement with a business, public sector, voluntary organisation or cultural provider. Within a few years, the module has attracted strong interest from students as well as arts and cultural organisations.
We work closely with partners to offer a 30-credit, year-long module during the second or final year of study. The module incorporates a placement with mostly local organisations offering work experience related to School of the Arts subjects. Placements consist of 48 hours flexible work with a placement provider supported by lectures. All students are allocated a specialist academic supervisor.
Our award-winning careers service also delivers sessions as part of the module that help students to make the most of the experience during and after the placement. We are adding more valuable opportunities each year with new providers such as Sentric Music and Collective Encounters.
What you get:
• A fantastic opportunity to develop your personal & employability skills
• Valuable work experience which can improve your employment prospects
• A better understanding of industry particularly a sector which interests you enabling more informed career choices
• Opportunities to build a network of contacts
• A self-reflective approach that helps you focus on personal development
Employability Support Award
The School of the Arts Employability Support Award is available to students who might benefit from financial support to help take up opportunities for career related activities that a lack of funding could otherwise prevent them from undertaking. Download the Employability Support Award Application.
For further information please download the Placements and Employability flyer.