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Arts Policy and Management Work Placement


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Simone Wesner
  • Assessment: a 4000-word essay (80%) and placement participation (20%)

Module description

Your module tutor will provide you with a pre-negotiated placement located in an arts organisation, or you may wish to organise your own. The placement acts as a turning point in the course, as you move out of a highly structured academic programme into the work environment, where you will be expected to use more individual initiative and exercise responsibility.

The module will run throughout the year, starting with an initial information session in the autumn term, followed by a series of workshops in the spring term that prepare you for the placement application process in which you choose and rank your three preferred options from a pool of placements. The placement itself is scheduled for the summer term and accompanied by two further workshops that discuss the possible essay topic options, with the coursework due at the end of July.