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Industry Placement/Career Development Report


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor and tutor: Dr Dorota Ostrowska 
  • Assessment: a 3500-word self-reflexive essay (100%) (with work placement), or a 3500-word career development report (100%) (with no work placement)

Module description

In this module you will have the opportunity to undertake a placement in an arts-related organisation or arts-related role where you will be able to develop a range of professional skills and apply theory to ‘real-life’ situations.

In the term preceding the work placement, you may attend preparatory sessions including CV and cover letter preparation, interview preparation and a briefing on available placements. You will then attend an interview, which may involve representatives from the partner organisation.

During the placement you will also attend two seminars to discuss your progress and chosen project topic.

Placements are usually offered on a part-time basis, 2-3 days a week over 10 weeks.

For further information on placements, please email .

Learning objectives

By the end of your work placement, you will have:

  • developed your vocational, transferable and/or academic skills
  • greater insight into the specific institutional culture of the host organisation or role
  • applied your knowledge of the sector to concrete work-based situations
  • combined abstract and practical knowledge of the field
  • articulated the relevance for employment of the skills gained
  • have gained valuable experience that will prepare you for employment.