Extended Hunterian Exhibition ARTMED5046
Academic Session: 2012-13
School: Museum and Art Gallery
Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
Typically Offered: Summer
Available to Visiting Students: Yes
Students in the MSc Museum Studies programme undertake a work placement in The Hunterian in order to gain an introduction to professional museum practice. The placement offers students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of collections management, front-of-house, administration, museum education and communications and marketing, with a special focus on exhibition and gallery development. Based on this experience students go on to undertake more detailed research on an aspect of the exhibition they have helped develop.
The placement component is to be delivered via a maximum of 20 sessions (two hours) over a maximum of 10 consecutive working weeks. In addition, there will be 4 hours of tutorials over the semester. During the research component of the course at least four supervision meetings will be arranged with individual students.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters programme
HISTART5096P - HUNTERIAN PLACEMENT
Coursework Work Diary - a personal account of the daily work undertaken and reflections of skills and experience gained (3000 words) - 25%
Project Work Portfolio - information and examples of work from the assigned project which will demonstrate the development of personal and professional skills. The portfolio will provide evidence related to the following: knowledge and understanding of the museum and gallery workplace and its practices; the role and strategies of the organisation; knowledge the student has acquired during the placement; the development of transferable skills, critical reflection and self-evaluation - 25%
Exhibition Report - a substantial research based report that demonstrates the ability to research, analyse and evaluate an aspect of museum exhibition development that extends the work undertaken in the placement component of the course and situates it in a broader museum studies context. The focus of the research may include, but is not limited to, object, collection, display, audience or management. (8-10,000 words) - 50%
In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.
Coursework Work Diary
Project Work Portfolio