Traineeship CFO

Module code
M-JP-TRACFO
Curricular domain
Community
Credits
12
Group size
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Number of course weeks
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Class duration
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Total contact hours
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Study load
336 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to the fourth study year of Composition for Film Online.
Competencies
See Competency Matrix.
Specific: Excellent skills on Pro Tools and one or more other Sequencer like Cubase, Apple Logic, or Digital Performer.
Aims
Developing skills that help the trainee to reflect his/her own production process and improve his/her abilities as film and theater composer.
Discovering laws of the market to receive profound information for the trainee’s own career.
Developing communication skills on a highly professional level.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to the Main Subject CFO.
Content
Finding a suitable studio location in the field of music production like: film music production, commercial production, production music, recording arts.
Working within the studio location in daily process like producing, writing and promoting music
Completing observation assignments to analyze production workflow.
Preparing and evaluating weekly internship activities.
Writing structured plans and reports focused on production processes, creativ processes and communication strategies
Writing a final evaluation where the trainee comments on his own learning process.
Writing and handing in a completed report of the traineeship.
Documentation and Evaluation of the entire expierience in front of an audience of fellow students and staff.

Before starting the traineeship the student attends two study meetings where its contents are explained and the traineeship reader is handed out. This reader lists the learning aims and contents of the traineeship and contains concrete assignments with example cases.
Mode(s) of instruction
Assessments of practical and written assignments.
Material
Traineeship reader.
Student activity
Traineeship, writing reports.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Practical and written assignments.
Documentation and Evaluation before professional audience.
Criteria
Successful completion of all practical and written assignments. The report is well-structured and written with a text processor. The report allows an informed external party to gain insight into the student's learning process and activities during the traineeship. The report discusses the process of the experiences critically and shows the student's insights and professional development. The student has prepared his lessons in an adequate and timely fashion and has demonstrated his sense of responsibility. The student has displayed a constructive attitude during the coaching sessions, has taken advice to heart and has shown himself open to criticism. The student has demonstrated a capacity for self-criticism. The student has demonstrated insight and creativity in finding ways to improve his own didactic abilities. The observed trainee activities show adequate progress.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5.
Examination procedure
The assessment committee is comprised of the traineeship supervisor, a second teacher/supervisor and the host teacher. The traineeship coordinator collects the assessments and determines the result. Upon completion of his traineeship, the student hands in his report (in duplicate) and the assessment form filled out by the host teacher, to the traineeship coordinator, who will offer it for assessment to the traineeship supervisor and second teacher. Assessment: A: The report is assessed by the traineeship supervisor. B: The report is also assessed by the second teacher. C: The course of the traineeship is assessed by the traineeship supervisor. D: The course of the traineeship is also assessed by the host teacher (using the assessment form). The result is the average of (A+B+C+D), rounded off to the nearest half-point. The traineeship coordinator determines and announces the result and informs the student of any resit options.
Resit options
In case of a failing grade, the following situations may apply: the report is unsatisfactory (assessments A and B): the student is requested to rewrite the report and hand it in for assessment again; and/or the traineeship is unsatisfactory (assessments C and D): the student will receive a new, possibly shorter traineeship assignment.

Module summary

Students develop a practical insight towards their own professional career. An important part of the traineeship assignment is completing a number of written assignments focusing on production, workflow and communicational skills.