Traineeship CFT

Module code
Curricular domain
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
Total contact hours
5 hours
Study load
331 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to the fourth study year of Composition for Film & Theater.
See Competencies Matrix.
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 CFT.
Finding a suitable studio location in the field of music production like: film music production, commercial production, production music, recording arts, or in the field of music theater (for students who focus on theater rather than film).
Working within the studio location or theater 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.
Mode(s) of instruction
Assessments of practical and written assignments.
Material & Tools
Traineeship reader.
Student activity
Traineeship, writing reports.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Practical and written assignments.
Documentation and Evaluation before professional audience.
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.