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Unit Handbook - Creative Platforms

Unit Handbook - Creative Platforms

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Creative Platforms
Unit Documentation and Resources
Unit Blog -http://creative-platforms.tumblr.com/
Claire Sambrook - CREATIVE PLATFORMS UNIT HANDBOOKclaire.sambrook@port.ac.uk
 
Table of Contents
 
Learning OutcomesMarking CriteriaCV Checklist Skillset CV GuideSWOTSketchbook ExamplesBlog ExamplesContact DetailsBlog GuideBuzzwordsStudent examples from previous years
IMPORTANT INFORMATIONTHIS UNIT REQUIRES A FULL
 
COMMITMENT. YOU MUST DOCUMENT AS MUCH ASPOSSIBLE AND DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT AND ENTHUSIASM THROUGHOUT.
Claire Sambrook - CREATIVE PLATFORMS UNIT HANDBOOKclaire.sambrook@port.ac.uk
Please send me a copy of your current CV as soonas possible.I will be looking through these and giving youconstructive feedback over the beginning of theunit.Email
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claire.sambrook@port.ac.uk 
 
Claire Sambrook - CREATIVE PLATFORMS UNIT HANDBOOKclaire.sambrook@port.ac.uk
 
Creative Platforms
2013 /14
UNIT OUTLINE
This unit integrates negotiated professional projects with professional liaison and self
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promotion enabling the studentto build from their body of work with direct relevance to their career aspirations. Extensive collaborative work isencouraged enabling students to develop an advanced level of experience and competence in promoting theirskills. The curriculum content is based on the premise that those seeking a career as design professionals andcreatives in the industry require a comprehensive understanding of its structure and the requirements for employment.
 AIMS
1 To enable students to present a coherent account of their professional work and experienceenabling them to demonstrate their skills to prospective employers or other educational establishments.2 To clarify the key elements of good layout, management of work and design.3 To develop students understanding of their project management processes for the unit.4 To introduce the element of documentation of processes in the form of sketchbooks and blogs.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
On successful completion of this unit, students will be expected at the threshold level, to be able to1 Exhibit project management skills in the context of the unit
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how to manage workload andorganise material effectively.2 Create a platform (in journals online/offline) showcasing their skills and examples of work.3 Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their work with reflective reviews and evaluation.4 Document their processes for each assignment in a professional cohesive way.
Learning and Teaching Strategy 
Students will be introduced to the processes of presenting work through a variety of formats through practicalworkshops. Students will develop their individual Showreels and CVs through a series of show and tell sessions.Towards the end of the semester students will have a critical presentation which will enable them to gauge reactionand evaluation from their peers.
Overall Assessment Strategy 
Students individually will produce a CV and Showreel/Business Card in an agreed, pitched and appropriateformat to highly professional standards. They will also be required to back up working processes in anaccompanying journal.
 ASSESSMENT PATTERN
100% Coursework:1
 
Artefact
 
70% Showreel/Working Journal
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Individual students will produce a portfolio of work in an appropriatemedium. This activity will be unsupervised and tutor assessed, this will assess learning outcomes 1 and 2.
 
2
 
Artefact
 
30%
 
CV/Business Card
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Individual students will PRODUCE an industry pitched CV and Business Cardintended for their career path after graduation. This will assess learning outcomes 1 and 2The topics covered in the unit will include:1
 
Strategies for enabling students to demonstrate their work in a Showreel.
 
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Strategy for shaping portfolios to meet the requirements of a variety of prospective employers.
 
3
 
Strategy for presentations/packaging/other promotional material for prospective employers.
 
4
 
Keeping journals/blogs/websites.
Claire Sambrook / HAND IN TBC

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