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Postgraduate Course: Creative Industries Team Project (EFIE11120)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Futures Institute CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe 40-credit team project enables students to develop their leadership and speciality skills by engaging in a complex piece of work, such as a report that addresses a client organisations challenge or create new services, products or events. The team project develops organisational realism by students working in interdisciplinary teams, integrating their year of interdisciplinary coursework and applying their learning to a real-world problem or to create a new product/service/event.
Course description The 40-credit team project will flow as follows:

May: Identify Projects and Assign Teams
- Students interested in leading a project and clients interested in a team project will submit one-page project brief.
- Project briefs disseminated to Creative Industries students to review.
- Students will rank team projects and be assigned to project based on interest, team size and mix of skill sets.
- End of May/Early June: Teams have two hour workshop to establish productive dynamics.

Early June: Match Teams and Supervisors, Meet with clients
- List of team projects and potential supervisors provided.
- Teams and supervisors meet in Project Fair to match teams and supervisors. Each team and supervisor will list up to three supervisors or teams preferred.
- The programme director finalizes all teams and client matches.
- Teams and Supervisors meet. If client-led, meet with client.

Mid June: Team Charters due

July: Meeting
- Students meet with Supervisors.
- If client-led, student teams meet with clients for any additional data requests and Q&A session

Early to Mid August: Present findings & Receptions
- Present key findings (20 min) to cohort and clients with 10 min Q&A
- Supervisors and clients provide formative feedback.
- Networking reception

Mid-to Late August:
- Submit Final Project Report, incorporating formative feedback.
- Perform Peer evaluation based on team charter.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Course Start Date 29/04/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 17, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Other Study Hours 180, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 189 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Other Study: Scheduled Group-work Hours (hybrid online/on-campus) - 180
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback - Three supervisory meetings with each team by the two interdisciplinary supervisors to guide project.
- Team presentation (20 min) assessed by two supervisors.
- Team Presentation: Formative feedback from client.
- Team Final report (13,000 words) assessed by two supervisors.
- Individual Peer review (15%) based on survey.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply concepts and frameworks to new situations to generate original insights and reflect on appropriate strategies and practices.
  2. Deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information.
  3. Undertake critical evaluations of a wide range of numerical and graphical data.
  4. Demonstrate leadership and/or originality in tackling and resolving problems and issues.
  5. Engage effectively with group work, sets common goals and manages collaboration.
Reading List
Reading list will depend on client project, who provide background material, clients annual reports and other client specific information, and the students will engage with literature specific to the client project, whether tourism, sustainability. Digital strategy or something else.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research & Enquiry:
1. Has knowledge that covers and integrates most, if not all, of the main areas of the subject - including their features, boundaries, terminology and conventions.

Applied Knowledge, Skills and Understanding:
1. Demonstrates original insights and recommendations for strategic action
2. Offers clear and concrete recommendations for strategic action.

Personal & Intellectual Autonomy:
1. Analyses complex business situations and rapidly structure ideas and arguments.
2. Synthesizes and articulates relevant information in a clear, sound and explicit way.

Personal Effectiveness:
1. Engages effectively with group work, sets common goals and manages collaboration.

Communication and Numeracy Skills:
1. Demonstrates effective presentation skills.
KeywordsCreative Industries,Team Project
Course organiserProf Candace Jones
Tel: (0131 6)51 3858
Course secretaryMr David Murphy
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