The professional development project offers you a work placement within the context of a fully accredited module. Unlike modules organised around a classroom framework, this course allows you to develop different skills in preparation for the working world. Going out to a professional setting of your choice, you will undertake a mutually agreed role for a minimum of one week. During that time, students keep a journal, documenting the placement with photographs, notes and other evidence-based forms of record-keeping (social media posts; short videos; interviews with employers). The module allows you to develop your capacity for planning, time management and working in a team. You will also develop subject-specific expertise by working in a specialist artistic or cultural environment.
Previous work placement partners include: the National Gallery; the BBC; Philip Mould and Company; Victoria Miro Gallery; Mtec specialist art transportation; Wiley publishers; the National Trust; the Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art department at Christie’s and other auction houses.
Assessment: 100% coursework