Community Arts Placement
Community Arts Placement 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
This module offers students the opportunity to achieve a degree of working knowledge – both theoretical and practical – in the field of arts administration. During the semester, the students will plan and undertake an extended independent placement of at least 40 hours within the community, with a specific defined goal. This may be in the Bangor area or elsewhere: a possible institution could be a school, arts centre or other arts organisation (e.g. festival, music society, orchestra). The project will have a clearly defined brief with an attainable target or targets: it might involve market research on behalf of an arts centre, with a view to producing a series of recommendations on policy, or it might involve organization of a series of educational workshops on a specific theme for a local school or schools. Students may wish to focus on the same community project (e.g. the Bangor Music Festival), given that their specific responsibilities are clearly defined in their individual briefs.
-threshold -D- to D+ Work which displays basic, restricted knowledge of the subject with limited ability at conceptual thought, and a limited awareness of issues, but has some evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with fair expression.
C- to C+ Work which displays fair knowledge of the subject, with some ability at conceptual thought (albeit inconsistent or otherwise flawed), and a general awareness of issues, with evidence of a generally intellectual approach, with good expression.
-good -B- to B+ The work should display a sound grasp of the subject, a good level of conceptual thought, awareness of the main issues, with evidence of intellectual acumen and very good expression. -excellent -Please also see the Explicit Marking Criteria for Musicology: https://my.bangor.ac.uk/handbook/content.php.en?nid=16093
A- to A** Work which displays a thorough grasp of the subject, with evidence of further study, deeper thought, originality of approach and excellent written skills.
- On completion of the module, students will be able to analyse the theoretical basis underpinning an informed approach to the promotion of the arts in the community.
- On completion of the module, students will be able to analyse the various factors involved in arts management
- On completion of the module, students will be able to apply a variety of communication skills, as appropriate for this level of study.
- On completion of the module, students will be able to carry out a specific study of an identified aspect of community activity.
- On completion of the module, students will be able to take personal, social and administrative responsibility within a prescribed community context, involving a considerable degree of independent work.
The presentations will take place during the module workshops. You should talk for up to 10 minutes about your project or placement. As your project at this point is likely to be a work-inprogress, the examiner(s) will understand that you are not in a position to share your final conclusions. Rather, you should talk about some or all of the following: • Brief overview your placement • What is your brief for the project? • How are you going about it? • Example of work (and possibly findings) that you have completed far. • Any problems you may have experienced along the way and how you have dealt with them • Hypotheses about what you may expect your eventual conclusions to be. The presentation should be lively and interesting, and should serve to introduce your topic to others in the class. You will need to submit your script, slides and any handouts on Blackboard by 5pm on the day after your presentation
Logbook Or Portfolio
Placement logs You need to submit a log reflecting 40 hours of work on the placement, outlining your progress over the course of the semester. In the logs, you should include: - Nature of activity; - How long it took to complete the activity (and the total number of hours spent on the project so far); - Skills used and developed (you should include reflections on the use of these skills) - Outcomes / action points / notes for future reference. You can use the fro forma provided on Blackboard for your logs, if you feel that it is relevant
Placement report It is usual to include sub-headings to divide the report into various sections, e.g: - Introduction (including aims and objectives of project/placement), - Description of your role, Findings (if relevant), - Analysis and Evaluation of your contribution (this section should include references to scholarly material), - Conclusion. You must also include the following: • A title page • A contents page (with page numbers). • Bibliography (you should include primary and/or secondary scholarly material to support your work). It may be appropriate to include source materials in an Appendix (e.g. emails, lesson plans, marketing material etc.). This should be placed before the Bibliography. The word count is to include all quotations, but excludes footnotes, bibliography and appendices. Presentation requirements for the reports are the same as for essays (see the relevant sections of the online Student Handbook on Blackboard)