Short Title:Professional Practice
Full Title:Professional Practice (Research, Profile and Project Management)
Module Code:PROP H3002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Gerard Gilvary
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with an appraisal of the issues relevant to professional practice in both the media production and academic arenas. The module will offer students insights into the planning, management and communication skills required to undertake project planning and implementation in a team environment. Research Practices relevant to both professional and academic projects are also addressed through the module, as is the development of the student's personal and professional profile.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop a framework and workflow using an industry set of tools to complete the design/prototype/pilot stage of a media project.
LO2 Embrace and value the key roles and responsibilities involved in working as an efficient and effective team member on a media based project.
LO3 Generate and develop effective research plans for communications based projects.
LO4 Creation of a project plan using suitable software, defining the tasks, assigning task duration, defining resources, allocation of resources to tasks, linking tasks, monitoring of progress and costing time and resources.
LO5 Create an effective professional profile using both off-line and on-line industry standard approaches.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design Document/ prototype. The team will create a prototype/mock-up/pilot version etc of a media project working to brief set by a client. 1,2,3 30.00 Ongoing
Assignment Develop a detailed Research Proposal outlining research questions, proposed methodology and indicative reading 3 20.00 Ongoing
Assignment Design and realise an online portfolio, which includes a personal statement and traditional curriculum vitae. 5 20.00 Ongoing
Assignment Project Management Strategies. As part of a team you will invoke best practices in project management principles to complete a practical media project. 1,2,4 30.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Project Management 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Project Management 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning Project Management 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Project Management 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Scott Berkun 2008, Making things happen, 1st Ed., various, O'Reilly Beijing [ISBN: 978-0-596-51771-7]
  • Pmi Standards Committee,, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 1st ed Ed., various [ISBN: 1-880410-12-5]
Recommended Book Resources
  • David Deacon... [et al.] 2007, Researching communications:A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis, 1st Ed., various, Bloomsbury Academic, USA [ISBN: 0340926996]
  • Henk Harmsen 2006, Project Management Handbook, 1st Ed., various, DANS The Hague
  • Kathy Schwalbe 2008, Introduction to Project Management, 2nd Ed., various, Delmar USA
  • Tim May 2002, Qualitative Research in Action, 1st Ed., various, Sage USA
  • Martin Denscombe 2007, The Good Research Guide, 1st Ed., various, Open University Milton Keynes
  • Elaine England and Andy Finney 2007, Managing Interactive Media: Project Management for Web and Digital Media, 1st Ed., various, Addison Wesley New York
  • Tim Frick 2007, Managing Interactive Media Projects, 1st Ed., various, Delmar New York
  • R. Meredith-Belbin 2010, Management teams: Why they suceed or fail, 1st Ed., various, Mc Graw-Hill New York
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources