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This subject integrates academic learning and the development of employability skills through a program of seminars and professional work experience.
Issues such as workplace cultures and expectations will be explored, with an emphasis on the importance of personal initiative, in conjunction with a supervised work placement program with an approved music business/organisation.
Students are required to complete 60 hours (7.5 days) of work placement with an approved music business or organisation. The placement should draw on specialisation-based skills learnt in the course. Students will work across a range of tasks relevant to the external partner's objectives in discussion with the host organisation and subject coordinator.
Students are responsible for identifying a suitable placement with support from the subject coordinator. All placements must be approved by the subject coordinator.
Academic support and supervision are provided by the subject coordinator or delegated supervisor. Prior to commencement, the subject coordinator will provide support with industry relations, legal agreements, and communications. Work supervision during the placement is provided by an identified manager/mentor in the host organisation or by the individual practitioner.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- reflect upon, articulate and communicate personal objectives and competencies related to establishing a career in music;
- establish career-related connections with individuals and organisations beyond the university;
- develop evidence of an ability to become an integral member of a professional work environment, applying knowledge and skills acquired during academic studies to the requirements of the workplace;
- identify and appraise key internal and external factors relevant to an organisation that influence the accomplishment of its mission and principal goals;
- critically evaluate their work placement experience and related development of skills and knowledge.
On completion of this subject students should possess:
- self-management abilities, initiative, communication and problem-solving skills;
- a capacity to apply existing skills and knowledge to unfamiliar environments and tasks;
- an understanding of the process through which experiential learning occurs;
- an analytical ability in evaluating stated objectives against outcomes.
Last updated: 29 July 2022