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Technical Internship (DPSS30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeDPSS30003
Year Long
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This subject involves the completion of an internship (150 hours minimum) in the area of technology, construction and/or management for live performance or film and television with an approved external partner (organisation or individual practitioner). The Internship experience will enable students to extend and apply the knowledge acquired through the BFA (Design and Production), will provide students with a valuable professional experience, and will extend their professional networks.

The internship is supported by individual tutorials, designed to introduce workplace culture and strategies for developing, identifying and articulating employability skills and attributes and linking them to employer requirements. Pre-placement seminars will assist students to develop an Internship Proposal in consultation with the Subject Coordinator to ensure that the internship includes appropriate learning activities that meet the intended outcomes of this subject.

Students are responsible for identifying a suitable internship prior to the start of the year with support from the Subject Coordinator or delegated supervisor. All placements must be approved by the Subject Coordinator. If students have problems finding a placement they should approach the Subject Coordinator well in advance of the teaching period.

The Subject Coordinator or delegated supervisor will monitor the student’s progress during the internship which may involve site visits, discussions with the external partner, verbal and/or written progress reports.

Intended learning outcomes

 On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of conditions, cultures and practices in the entertainment industry
  • Apply skills and knowledge gained through the BFA (Design and Production) in a professional environment
  • Reflect on current practices in the entertainment industry
  • Identify future professional pathways for own practice

Last updated: 12 October 2019