Professional Practice

Course Code: FMTV 214

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for work placement related to film and television production. Preparation for the work placement includes job search techniques and discussion of issues such as employer expectations, industry policies, professionalism and self-management. The need for career planning, lifelong learning and interpersonal communication skills will also be discussed. Students conduct a self-assessment of their personality and skills and perform occupational and company research. Students prepare covering letters and resumes, create their own database of potential employers within their sector of interest, and practice their interview skills in mock interviews and by conducting information interviews. Guest speakers from the industry will provide students with a range of perspectives on current and future trends, and priorities and competencies required in the field.