Module Details

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Title COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA YEAR IN INDUSTRY
Code COMM600
Coordinator Dr K Traynor
Communication and Media
K.Traynor@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Whole Session 120

Aims

Give students the opportunities to learn and practice a range of intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills which are relevant in the world of media industries, broadly defined.

Encourage creative thinking and provide students with the skills to adapt and respond positively to changing circumstances.

Enhance academic learning in the final year of study.

Support students in their continuing professional development.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will gain experience of a work-based environment, leading to an understanding of the obligations and duties that bind the staff in an organisation.

(LO2) Students will develop an understanding of the organisation in which the placement is completed, including ithe nature and context of its business or other activity.

(LO3) Students will develop an ability to identify a detailed list of tasks, their timing and their duration, milestones in the project, and the development of contingencies for when things go wrong.

(LO4) Students will develop team-working and interpersonal skills.

(S1) Organisational skills

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

Not applicable


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Field Work
Description: The placement year is a minimum 40 week placement in an industrial, commercial, or public sector or third sector setting relevant to the study of Communication and Media, broadly understood. Placements will be arranged at venues which are accessible to the individual student and appropriate to their interests and development needs; normally students will source their own placements but help can be provided via the Careers and Employability Service as well as the Placements and Employability Officer in the School of the Arts. Each student will have a member of academic staff assigned as placement tutor. The tutor will advise students on their assessment requirements and day to day work related issues. Any issues of a more serious nature which arise during the course of the placement will be referred to the module leader. Each student will be contacted by telephone at least three times during key stages during the placement. Each studen t will normally receive two placement visits by their tutor. Students and tutors will be provided with a suitable handbook to set out their key rights and responsibilities under the placement scheme.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours         1200

  1200
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 0
TOTAL HOURS 1200

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Presentation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): Semester 2  15 minutes plus 5 mi    25       
Portfolio There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): semester 2  5000 words plus appe    75       

Recommended Texts

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