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  • 1. Module Handbook for CMB Creative Music Business
  • 2. Content 1. Module Information Page 1 2. Module contacts Page 2 3. Module Tools Page 2 4. Introduction Page 3 5. Module Requirements Page 4 6. Rationale Page 5 7. Aims Page 5 8. Learning Outcomes Page 5 9. Indicative Content Page 5 10. Teaching Learning Strategy Page 6 11. Assessment Requirements Page 6 12. Assessment Definitions Page 7 13. Assessment Criteria Page 8 14. Grade Definitions Page 8 15. Collaboration Page 9 16. Late submissions Page 9 17. Extenuating Circumstances Page 10 18. Referral / Deferral Page 11 19. Written Work Page 11 20. Unfair Practice Page 12 21. Reading List Page 13 22. Student Evaluation Page 14 23. Studio Use Page 14 24. Additional Information Page 15 25. Booking Forms Page 19 1
  • 3. 1. Module InformationModule Title: CMB: Music BusinessModule Code: G107404Level 5Semester: 4Credits: 20Module Leader: Tim LandDuration (Hours): Supported Hours: 50 Directed Studies: 50 Independent Studies: 100Assessment items: Business Portfolio PresentationAssessment delivery: Submitted work in physical and electronic form. Presentation at assessment events.Submission Dates: Mid Term Formative: Assessment events: 12th & 13TH April 2011 Final Summative Hand In: 1pm, 27th May 2011 Assessment events: 31ST May / 2nd June 2011Place of Submission: Final Summative: Studio A25, City Centre Campus (TBC) 1
  • 4. 2. Module Contacts: Module Leader: Tim Land 01633 432841 Tim.Land@newport.ac.uk Module Tutor: Nic Finch 01633 432671 Nic.Finch@newport.ac.uk Project Supervisor: Matthew Lovett 01633 432608 Matthew.Lovett@newport.ac.uk Project Supervisor: Andre Ktori 01633 432671 Andre.Ktori@newport.ac.uk Technical Supervisor: Matthew Jackson 01633 432602 Matthew.Jackson@newport.ac.uk Technical Supervisor: Jamie Thomas 01633 432602 Jamie.Thomas@newport.ac.uk Stores bookings: Richard Hemmingway 01633 432602 rjshemming@gmail.com3. Module tools: CMB Blog creativesoundandmusic.com/cmb CSM5 Moodle my.newport.ac.uk/mle/ (Courses – CMB) 2
  • 5. 4. Introduction: Creative Music BusinessThe module has been designed for you to gain an understanding of the complexities andstructures of the music industry. The module will enable you to consider and prepare strategiesfor marketing and managing yourself towards working in the arts.A programme of professional practice workshops and visiting practitioners will give you theopportunity to gain knowledge of essential aspects of the music and related industries.An emphasis will be placed on identifying market opportunities in relation to your individualpractice and to develop a research blog which will act as research tool for a Creative BusinessPlan.You will attend a series of web design workshops to develop and build an individual OnlinePortfolio that will act as a promotion and distribution tool for your creative practice.You will also negotiate a live brief or a period of work experience that is most appropriate toyour identified progression enabling you to gain some first hand experience of working practicesand business skills.The module continues to build on the theoretical components of previous modules and furtherdevelop students’ knowledge of cultural and political economy with an emphasis on digitaltechnology. 3
  • 6. 5. Module Requirements:There are two main requirements for the completion of the module: • Creative business portfolio (80%) • Presentation (20%)Creative Business PortfolioThis comprises of four sections: • Web Presence:Web Site / Social / Web AppThis will be the public face of your project and will introduce you to web design.Your site should be developed as a marketing and promotional tool for your professionaldevelopment and can either act as an overall artist portfolio website or it could be projectspecific (for example to showcase your CMP6 work, whatever that may be). • Project BlogFile of evidence / journal / resources / linksUsing an open source blogging platform, you will be expected to set up and maintain an onlineweblog. Using this as a journal, working folder and place to post links to relevant research. Thisis where your evidence of research will be built up - it should become a vital and lively resourcein terms of links /content /ideas and documentation of your working methods and practice. • Creative Business plan1000- 1500 business plan which will define business and network structures that will help tosupport your practice. It will synthesise your research into a constructive assessment of themarket in which your work resides taking account of: Intellectual Property / Contractual andLegal / Marketing and Promotion / Distribution and Retail Platforms / Event and Live Logistics /Finance and Funding. • Work Experience / Live BriefYou will need to negotiate a period of work experience during the module or complete a livebrief as set by a professional. This will be documented by way of a video detailing theexperience and examples of the work undertaken or text documentation with images andexamples of the work as appropriate.PresentationA pitch of the 3rd year project with evidence of research / networks / strategy. This will drawon all the tools and research created through CMB and the practical work of CMP6 to developa proposal of the work for the 3rd year Major projects. 4
  • 7. The following pages are taken from the definitive programme document.Please pay special attention to all criteria and requirements. If you need toclarify anything at all please do not hesitate to ask for help from your tutor.6. RationaleThis module requires students to place their practical work into an economic context. Itdevelops an awareness of business and professional practices within the creative industries andcommunities and explores new emergent models that can inform application of final yearoutcomes.Knowledge, skills and practice address four distinct areas: • Business models and systems allow for students to apply an economic framework around their practice. • Skills acquisition of web tools will allow for self-authorship of online presence and other digital mediation platforms. • Work experience will be negotiated by the students in order to enhance their skills within a professional context. This could range from industrial placement within the creative industries through to pedagogic practice within community settings. • The module continues to build on the theoretical components of previous modules and further develop students’ knowledge of cultural and political economy.7. AimsThe module aims to: • Advance students’ financial and business awareness with the ability to implement management skills and personal presentation techniques. • Develop entrepreneurial skills in identifying and exploiting opportunities. • Understand the role of technology in terms of media production, content manipulation, distribution, access and use, and develop an understanding of new and emergent media forms and their relation to cultural and social contexts. • Provide opportunities for students to gain experience of professional placement. • Extend students critical knowledge of creative economies with regard to cultural and political aspects. 5
  • 8. 8. Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant legal and financial aspects of the music business 2. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and presentation techniques. 3. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills of communication and information technology. 4. Work effectively as a member of a creative team in a professional setting 5. Assimilate and synthesise theoretical information9. Indicative ContentLectures and seminars will introduce key theories and practices of business and developknowledge and understanding in areas such as IP, legal and contracts, royalties, funding,marketing and promotion, management and planning.In workshops students will undertake a number of activities designed to develop business skillsand entrepreneurialism. Issues underlying professional practice and principles of self-promotionwill also be explored.Workshops will develop skills and understanding in the creation and distribution of onlinemedia. Web authoring tools and design techniques will be explored and implemented.Students will negotiate work placements or live briefs and be required to keep a critical accountand work diary of their experience during the placement.Independent research and investigation into business, market and political economy will besupported through tutorials and presentation.10. Learning and Teaching StrategyWill normally include the following: • Lectures and seminars will be used to introduce the ideas underpinning the module and to stimulate discussion and debate; • Workshop sessions will address the acquisition of business skills and techniques within a group context; • Group tutorials will be used for group presentations to develop presentation, negotiation and communication skills; • One to one tutorials supporting the student placement and individual development of self-direction and independent research; • Independent learning, including directed reading and listening. • Use of computer-assisted learning, including email, discussion forums and web research. • Optional industrial experience will be encouraged to develop a knowledge of everyday work in some aspect of the music industry and to maintain contact with contemporary industrial and creative practice in the field of sound and music;Workshop/master classes will be used to introduce specific aspects of practice through contactwith active professionals in the field 6
  • 9. 11. Assessment Requirements(Formative and Summative)Business Portfolio (Summative)Students will be required to submit a business portfolio that demonstrates their understandingof the subject and its context. This will form 80% of the final grade. (Assessment Criteria 1-4)Presentation (Summative)Students will be required to make a presentation that proposes their business portfoliooutcomes. This will form 20% of the final outcome. (Assessment Criteria 1-4)Workshop, lectures and seminars (Formative)Students will be required to attend all scheduled workshops, lectures and seminars for themodule.Formative AssessmentFormative assessment is an interim work in progress diagnosis carried out during theassignment period, providing the student with the opportunity for feedback from theProgramme staff. The purpose of this input is to give the student advice on progress anddirection with the project and how to improve the quality of learning. Formative assessmentmaybe carried out through group or individual tutorials and critiques.These assessment elements will form 100% of the module grade(Learning Outcomes 1 – 5)12. Assessment DefinitionsWhat is Formative AssessmentFormative assessment is an interim work in progress diagnosis carried out during the assignmentperiod, providing the student with the opportunity for feedback from the Programme staff. The purposeof this input is to give the student advice on "where you are at" with the project and how to improve thequality of learning. Formative assessment maybe carried out through group or individual tutorials andcritiques.What is Summative AssessmentSummative assessment is more comprehensive in nature and is used to check the level of the student’slearning at the end of an assignment (here the student will be assigned a final grade subject to ExamBoard ratification, using the Assessment Criteria set out in the Module Handbook). The purpose of thisis to ensure that the student has understood and met the programme goals and objectives and tomonitor the level that has been achieved in meeting the learning outcomes set out in the module briefs. 7
  • 10. All assessment elements in the module must be attempted and the student must achieve aminimum of E4 in all elements, and an overall average of D5 in order to achieve credit. Allassessed elements will be equally weighted in calculating the final grade. In the event of failure,students will be instructed to retrieve the element or elements of the course, which they havefailed. Group projects will be given individual retrieval tasks in the event of failure. (Refer toregulations 21 and 22 for Module Initial Degrees) learning outcomes set out in the modulebriefs.13. Assessment CriteriaAll assessment criteria will be applied in accordance with the HEFCW generic descriptors forLevel Six.The work will be assessed according to the following criteria:Outcome: students will be expected to show evidence of the exercise of creativity,inventiveness and aesthetic sensitivity in realising the brief. (Learning Outcomes 1 - 6)Technical Competence: students will be expected to demonstrate a competence in thetechnical skills required for and relevant to their assessed work. (Learning Outcomes 1 - 6)Critical Understanding: students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of thetheoretical issues and debates raised in both the practical and theoretical modules, make clearthe range of theoretical positions in their work and provide evidence of depth of study.(Learning Outcomes 1 - 6)Organisation: students will be expected to demonstrate effective time and resourcemanagement, work effectively as a member of a team in a professional setting and meet alldeadlines. (Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5 & 6)14. Grading DefinitionsPractice-based ProjectsA16/A15/A14:A First at degree level is work of outstanding overall quality. It will consist of an original andambitious project/performance, which has achieved its goals with a excellent of technicalcompetence. It will be informed both by the strength of its original idea(s) and an appropriateand distinctive structure. It will have been well researched / planned and exhibit a highlydeveloped critical awareness and conceptual understanding of the medium.B13/B12/B11:A 2.1 at degree level is work that achieves a very high overall standard. The work will haveachieved its goals and will demonstrate a significant degree of imagination and ambition with avery good level of technical competence. It will be well structured. It will show significantevidence of research/planning and demonstrate a strong critical awareness and conceptualunderstanding of the medium.C10/C9/C8 8
  • 11. A 2.2 at degree level is work of a good overall standard showing understanding of conventions,although these may be limited. It will have achieved some of its primary goals. Technically it willbe competent with a recognisable structure. It will be based on a degree of research/planningand exhibit some critical awareness and conceptual understanding of the medium.D7/D6/D5A Third at degree level is work with some ability to communicate and an overall satisfactory –weak standard. It demonstrates some understanding of conventions and it is likely that its goalswill have been achieved to only a limited extent. Technical competence will range fromadequate to poor and it will lack a clear structure. It will show evidence of minimalresearch/planning and indicate some critical or conceptual understanding of the medium.E4/F3/F2/F1A Fail at degree level is work of overall poor to very poor quality. Its technical standard, contentand structure will be extremely weak. Its goals will be confused and/there will have been littleattempt to achieve them. There will be no evidence of original research or understanding of themedium.Written WorkA14-A16 (First Class degree level)Outstanding work that conveys not only mastery of the basic material and a grasp of conceptualissues, but also sustains a focus of investigation. It will show significant original and independentthought with a high level of analysis communicated with articulate and accurate expression. Awide range of primary and secondary texts will have been used with confidence. Work at thetop end of this range will show a high degree of flair, scholarship and originality. Students willhave shown a very detailed knowledge of the subject and presented an argument in asophisticated way. There will be evidence of independent reading, and research that is organisedwith outstanding clarity and shows an ability to evaluate material critically.B11-B13 (Upper Second Class Degree Level)Very good work which demonstrates a clear understanding of conceptual issues and of the basicmaterial of the course and the ability to apply critical and analytical skills with a good degree offluency and accuracy. Work at this level should present a well-structured, coherent argumentshowing an ability to synthesise ideas based on research and reading. Work at the upper end ofthis range may be showing some, but not all, of achievements at the higher levels.C8-C10 (Lower Second Class Degree Level)A good piece of work in which understanding of the basic material is demonstrated, togetherwith some degree of awareness of critical issues and a certain amount of ability to deal withconceptual issues. The structure of the argument may be loose and although expression shouldbe accurate, occasional stylistic or syntactical problems may occur. Work at this level mayindicate an over-reliance on obvious secondary sources or lecture notes. Work at the upperend of this range may be showing some, but not all, of achievements at higher levels.D5-D7 (Third Class Degree)These grades signify work that is of a satisfactory standard. They will reflect difficulty inunderstanding the basic material or critical ideas of the course, but will be conceptually weak.There will be some confusion over issues raised by the assignment and will be based on obvioussources and lecture notes in an uncritical fashion with the use of possibly irrelevant primary andsecondary material. Grammatical, syntactical and spelling errors are frequent in work achieving 9
  • 12. these grades. Work at the upper end of this range may be showing some, but not all, ofachievements at a higher level.E4 (Marginal Fail)This is work that has marginally failed. There will be inadequate evidence of understanding,research and thought to merit a pass grade. It is likely to suffer from serious deficiencies ingrammar and spelling. Work attaining this grade is only considered a pass if augmented by workof a higher grade in all other areas of the assessment.F1-F3 (Fail)This range is from work that is unsatisfactory at all levels to work that is overall of anunsatisfactory level. There may be serious misunderstanding of the issues, gross errors of factand interpretation and only a minimal level of coherence in presenting an argument. There maybe considerable errors of syntax and spelling. The student may not have attempted to apply thedepartment’s conventions on presentation or followed these only sporadically and sloppily. Atthe higher end of this range there will be some knowledge shown but this will be flawed in thedetail. The work will show only limited competency in written English.15. CollaborationWhere collaboration is involved, the work will be presented and assessed as a single body.However, the specific contribution of all team members must be clearly identified, and thegrades for individual contributions may be subject to moderation.16. Late Submission PenaltiesIf you hand in work up to 1 week late, your grade is reduced by 1 alpha-numeric grade i.e. B13is reduced to a C10. If it is up to 2 weeks late it is reduced 2 alpha-numeric points i.e. B13 toD7. If it is more than 2 weeks late you receive a 0 grade.ON-TIME GRADE LATE WITHIN 1 LATE WITHIN 2 LATE BEYOND 2 WEEK WEEKS WEEKSA16 B13 C10 0A15 B12 C9 0A14 B11 C8 0B13 C10 D7 0B12 C9 D6 0B11 C8 D5 0C10 D7 E4 0C9 D6 F3 0C8 D5 F2 0D7 E4 F1 0D6 F3 F1 0D5 F2 F1 0E4 F1 F1 0F3 F1 F1 0F2 F1 F1 0F1 F1 F1 0 10
  • 13. 17. Extenuating CircumstancesIf you have missed an assessment/examination due date or your performance has been adverselyaffected, and you believe that circumstances beyond your control were the cause, you may askfor those circumstances to be considered by the Student Affairs Panel.Complete Form EC1 (available from Reception or the Academic Registry websitehttp://registry.newport.ac.uk) and send it together with relevant supporting documentation tothe Elizabeth Clark, School Registrar or hand it into Reception.Please read the Guidance Notes and complete the EC1 form carefully. The Student Affairs Panelwill not be able to consider your request unless it provides all the necessary information.Please make your module leader aware at the earliest opportunity and ask for help and adviceRefer to http://registry.newport.ac.uk18. Referral/DeferralAll assessment elements in the module must be attempted and you must achieve a minimum ofD5 in order to achieve credit. All assessed elements will be equally weighted in calculating thefinal grade. Failure of the assessment can be retrieved by a resubmission of the work. If thishappens, then your overall grade for the module will be the minimum pass grade of D5.Group projects will be given individual retrieval tasks in the event of failure.If you have a Deferral, then the retrieved piece of work will be awarded the grade it deserves.If you are unsure about ANY of these points, don’t hesitate to ask forclarification with the programme team BEFORE your assessment.19. Written work • Word-processed work should be double-spaced and checked for spelling and grammar. • The critical appraisal should address itself directly to the production and performance process and show evidence that it has been planned with an introduction and a logical presentation of ideas leading to a conclusion. • All work must be your own and be properly referenced using the Harvard system of referencing.ReferencingThe following applies to all essays, evaluations and portfolio work: • Make sure that you include a bibliography of any sources used (see the library leaflet on HARVARD conventions for the layout of bibliographies and references) • Include references to the sources of all quotations, facts, statistics and matters of opinion which are not your own, at the point where they occur in the presentation 11
  • 14. • The library leaflet explains how to make references. These sources should be listed at the end in the bibliography. This is very important, and should be followed carefully to avoid any possible suspicion that you are submitting work that is not entirely your own • Downloaded sections from Internet sites, text cut and pasted from CD-ROMs, or extracts from printed books, should never be used in academic contexts without full and explicit referencing to the source. Avoid using the Internet as the main source of your research, unless it is clearly a peer-reviewed academic source.Writing Support:

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Caerleon Telephone - (0) 1633 432109Email: angela.morelli@newport.ac.uk20. Unfair Practice“Unfair practice” refers to all breaches of assessment regulations that might give an unfairadvantage to a student in gaining a higher grade than his/her ability would merit, and includes: • copying or using unauthorised materials or the work of another student • impersonating another student, or allowing yourself to be impersonated • submitting someone else’s work for assessment as though it were your own (plagiarism) • claiming to have carried out research or obtained results which in fact you haven’t • presenting false information about special circumstances, intended to misleadThe action which will be taken in the case of suspected unfair practice is detailed in regulation 6on the registrys website http://registry.newport.ac.uk, and, if a Committee of Inquiry finds itproven, may result in penalties ranging from a reprimand, to cancellation of marks, todisqualification from study.PlagiarismPlease note that correct referencing of source material, which you use in assessments is not justgood practice, but also is a protection against allegations of the unfair practice of plagiarism.Students are often expected to read widely in texts, journals or websites in preparation forassessments, but not to create a piece of work which is composed significantly of others’ words(even if referenced). Your own ability to think, reflect, analyse, and synthesise needs to beassessed, not just your ability to select sources. You will be credited for your research and useof sources.The Complaints ProcessThe complaints process the University uses is called FAIR which stand for the Framework for 12
  • 15. Amicable Issue Resolutions. If you have a complaint or an issue that needs to be resolved, yourfirst port of call should be either the tutor or someone on the Programme team. If you stillhave issues or reason for complaint after taking this first step then you need to contact yourSchool Registrar either by email: Lynn.Brownson2@newport.ac.uk or by letter. The SchoolRegistrar will explain to you the FAIR process and will arrange an initial meeting which is calledan early remedy meeting. You will be invited to meet with the tutor or a representative of theservice provider which has lead to the issue, and the Registrar. The Registrar will act as afacilitator in order to reach a resolution which is suitable to those present at the meeting. If aresolution is not found then the complaint will be progressed through the FAIR process and ifthis is the case the Registrar will explain the process to you at the time. More information onthe FAIR process may be found at the link below:http://policy.newport.ac.uk/UniversitySecretary/FAIR/Pages/default.aspx<http://policy.newport.ac.uk/UniversitySecretary/FAIR/Pages/default.aspx>21. Reading ListAttali, J, Massumi, B. 1985. Noise: The Political Economy of Music. University of MinnesotaPressBurkart, P, 2006. Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox. Rowman& Littlefield PublishersKusek, D and Leonhard, G. 2005. The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital MusicRevolution. Omnibus PressLeadbeater, C, 2008. We Think. Profile BooksNicholas Negroponte 1995. Being Digital, Vintage Publishing.Jeffrey Zeldman. 2003. Designing with Web Standards, New RidersBrown, D. 1998. Cybertrends: Chaos, Power and Accountability in the Information Age. PenguinLessig, L. 2001. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World. RandomHouse Trade22. Student EvaluationStudent feedback will be elicited through: 1. Personal tutorials. 2. Critiques and seminar based discussions. 3. Student representative reports at Subject Boards. 4. A standard module feedback questionnaire will be used across the School of Art, Media and Design at the end of every module.Feedback will be analysed and a summary for each module will be kept with each relevantprogramme AME file of evidence in the School office. 13
  • 16. 23. Studio UseYou are also required to uphold the terms and conditions set out by the programme for studiopractice and bookings and the responsible care of all equipment.StoresCSM Technicians will be available at the following times for stores bookings:10 am– 1pm Monday – FridayLate return of items or misuse of studios will result in bans being implemented.Stores booking forms and conditions of usePlease photocopy the forms included in this handbook in order to make stores bookings.Students are advised to plan their use of equipment well in advance, in order to facilitate theirown and each other’s ease of study.24. Additional InformationPersonal Development Planning (PDP)Personal Development Planning is seen as a valuable process that is structured and supported byyou to reflect upon your own learning, performance and / or achievement. It will also enableyou to plan for your personal, educational and career development.The objective of the PDP is to help you to: • improve your capacity as individuals • understand what and how you are learning • review, plan and take responsibility for your own learning • become more effective, independent and confident self-directed learners • understand how you are learning and relate your learning to a wider context • improve your general skills for study and career management • articulate personal goals • evaluate progress towards your achievement • encourage a positive attitude to learning throughout your life.How will this all work? 14
  • 17. The PDP is integrated into the programme through meetings held with your personal tutor noless than 3 times every year in order to discuss overall progress, identify your support needsand recognise and record your achievements and strengths.The construction of a Progress File is combined with preparation of a portfolio/ that will be ofreal use to you as you move to a post-degree destination.The PDP paperwork belongs to you, but your tutors will keep appropriate records that can bemade available to you on request. The intention of PDP is to support your learning anddevelopment and it is therefore fully integrated into programme as follows: 15
  • 18. Level 6Meeting When PurposeProgress 1st personal To renew contact after summer vacation, to reflect upon andMeeting 6 CSM5 tutorial update the record of your needs and to consider your overall progress indicated by assessment recordsProgress Assessment To discuss your progress to date, with particular emphasis onMeeting 7 Feedback preparation for post-degree destination, to reflect upon and CSM5 update your record of needs, with particular emphasis on support for presenting work in a professional context.Progress Assessment To discuss your progress to date, with particular emphasis onMeeting 8 Feedback the evident strengths of your achievements that can inform the CSM6 presentation of work to a potential employer or other post- degree destinationCommunication:emailThe academic board has agreed that e-mails sent to your University e-mail account are alegitimate form of communication (that is equivalent to paper-based communication). You areadvised to check your University e-mail account on a regular basis.smsThe School of Art media and Design runs an sms system, which allows us to inform you of anylast minute changes to the programme. Please advise your module leader of any change of yourmobile telephone number we can keep you informed.STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICESAllt-yr-yn Campus: 01633 432396Caerleon Campus: 01633 432657http://studentsupport.newport.ac.ukStudent Support Services provide specialist services to enable students to get the best out oftheir time at University. They are also available to staff, prospective students, those who haverecently left University of Wales, Newport and the immediate families of students and staff. AStudent Support Services booklet and leaflets on special topics are available from the StudentServices’ centres, on both campuses. The centres are open 9.30 am - 4.30 pm when areceptionist will make appointments with an appropriate member of staff. 16
  • 19. The Chaplaincy Service is provided by volunteer chaplains from Newport. It allows anopportunity for students to explore dilemmas of faith, spiritual issues and conflicts betweenspiritual and temporal matters.The Counselling Service may help with personal, social and academic difficulties. It isperson-centred and provided in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the BritishAssociation for Counselling and Psychotherapy. There are two counsellors who are externallysupervised to ensure high standards of professional practice.The Medical Service is provided by the University Medical Officer and two nurses, onebased on each campus. The Medical Officer and his partners hold surgeries on campus byappointments made through the nurses. Students are strongly advised to register with a doctorsoon after their arrival. The nurses will advise on this and are able to register students with theMedical Officer.The Welfare Service provides help with practical issues, such as student loans, grants,benefits, legal matters, financial difficulties etc. The two Welfare Officers are available at bothcampuses to help and advise.Students with disabilities are welcome to discuss with the Disability Co-ordinator specificneeds and support arrangements that can be provided. There is assistance with claims for theDisabled Students Allowances. Dyslexia assessments and educational needs assessments canalso be arranged.The Access/Bursary Funds/Hardship Loans were set up by central government togive additional grants and loans to students experiencing financial difficulties. Most UK studentsare eligible to apply for help and must be studying a minimum 60 credits each year. Applicationsare means tested and an Access Funds Co-ordinator will explain the procedure. Applicationforms are available at Student Support Services centres.A Nursery for staff and students’ children (aged 12 months – 5 years) is situated on theCaerleon campus. There are also Half-Term Holiday Clubs for children aged 4-12 years.Please contact the Childcare Co-ordinator for cost and booking information, advice on childcareprovision and funding in general. Student Support Services welcome enquiries, offer a caring,non-judgmental service and observe privacy and confidentiality.What?The Study Zone staff aim to provide confidential help and advice on a range of study skills,including essay writing, dissertations, revision skills, learning styles, reports, presentation skills, 17
  • 20. referencing, time management and much more. There is also an English Language drop-inservice.Where? When?An appointment service is available for detailed, one-to-one advice. Please telephone, email orvisit the Study Zones if you feel you need an appointment. For details of English Languagesupport, see the Study Zone website.Is it for me?The Study Zones are open to all students at the University. During an appointment you willnormally receive guidance, handouts and recommendations for study skills tailored to yourneeds, using examples of your own work.For further information contact:E: StudyZone@newport.ac.ukW: http://lis.newport.ac.uk and click on Study ZoneCaerleon campus – top floor of the libraryT: 01633 43 2109Allt yr yn campus – room E26/24 in the Harrison buildingT: 01633 43 2357Minicom – 01633 43 2245 18
  • 21. Newport School of Art Media and DesignCreative Sound and Music Studio BookingStudent ID Telephone no:Print Name Year ProgrammeSession Date: Studio Booked Date:Session Time: To Total Hrs:FromPurpose of SessionAdditional Persons Attending Session Required For:Approved by Name (staff only) SignatureI have read and Student signature Dateaccept the terms &conditions set out 19
  • 22. Studio Terms & ConditionsCare must be taken at all times to protect the integrity of the studios:Studio bookings can only be made with Adrian Howgate during normal store times.Studio hours will be allocated to students for each assessed module. And it is student’s responsibility to plan and book studio time for assessed work.Any changes to studio bookings are through negotiation with studio staff only.Any non-use of studio hours bookings are non recoupable.Studio downtime may be available to students. However, only through negotiation with studio staff.No food or drink should be consumed in, or brought into, the studios – liquid & electricity can cause fire & food damages equipmentMonitor levels should not be excessive – to protect the speakers and your earsMonitors should be muted upon: Loading & quitting software, Start-up & shutdown of computers, Plugging-in and un- plugging any studio equipment & Changing of microphone’s settingsCare must be taken not to cause damage to equipmentCare must be taken not to create, and to remove, any health and safety risk present in the studios (e.g. uncovered cables across a walkway)Fire exits and disabled accesses are not to be used for any other purposeNo software can be installed or removed from any studio/program bay computerStudents must not gain access to studios without official permission. (e.g. booked with Tutor/Tech or permission from CSM staff)Any failure to protect the integrity of the studios may incur a 4-hour reduction in studio credits – (loss of studio time may effect assignments) LATE AND HOLIDAY STUDIO ACCESSLate access will only be granted if a confirmed studio booking is made no later that stores open hours 2:30 – 3:30(Please read carefully all the standard terms and conditions which relate to studio bookings) This is necessary in orderthat security can be informed of your late or holiday access. Please note that security are at liberty to ask you tovacate the studios if they are not informed of the booking or for any reason relating to security.The following terms apply in addition to those set out on the standard CSM booking form andall other University regulations:• There will not be any access to technical support• Students who have not completed the initial studio and PA induction will not be permitted access to the studios. Students who have not completed the CR1 and 2 inductions will not be permitted access to the control rooms.• Students should report to the University reception (clock tower) to check booking. A member of the security staff will then escorted you to open the studios.• Studios are not to be left vacated at and for any time whatsoever (minimum of 2 people must be present at all times)• You are responsible to inform security when you wish to vacate the studios and you should wait for a member of the security staff to arrive before you vacate the rooms. Telephones are located in CR1 and CR2. In the event of CR1 & 2 not being open you will find a internal phone in the Rathmell building by the exit to the car park on E floor (Dial 0 and wait until answered)• There will be not be any free standing Equipment of any kind available in the studios. All equipment must be booked out using the normal procedures (Please read carefully all the standard terms and conditions which relate to equipment booking)• You will be responsible for setting up and pulling down all PA Equipment that will be stored in S2 storage area. The Equipment should be returned after your session in a tidy and organised manner.• Please maintain health and safety precautions and maintain all technical equipment care and procedures as communicated in your studio induction (lifting, distribution and position of cables etc order of powering, levels etc)• Inform security immediately if there are any problems of any kind.• The student signing out the studio will be responsible to the terms and conditions and for the PA Equipment which is subject to the terms and conditions set out on the equipment booking form (Please read carefully all the standard terms and conditions which relate to equipment and studio booking)• Please show security staff respect and patience at all times. They may be busy dealing with other university responsibilities.• Failure to adhere to these terms and conditions may result in access being refused in the future 20
  • 23. Newport School of Art Media and DesignCreative Sound and Music Stores BookingStudent ID Telephone no:Print Name Year ProgrammePeriod of Loan: To Booking DateFromEquipment Replacement Serial / BarcodeApproved by Name (staff only) SignatureI have inspected the equipment and acknowledge it is in good working orderI have inspected the equipment and would like to record the following detailsI have read and Student signature Released by Dateaccept the terms &conditions set outReturned by Accepted by(Please print name) (Signature) 21
  • 24. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EQUIPMENT LOAN• All equipment is suitably packed where necessary. The student when returning the equipment must use such packing, otherwise the cost of such packing will be charged to the student.• All damage to the equipment shall be reported to the Music Tech Tutor technician within 24 hours and the cost of repairs shall be payable under the conditions specified in paragraph 00 of the Terms and Conditions.• The loan period of the equipment shall commence at the time specified in the Booking Form and shall finish when the equipment is returned to the stores. The equipment must be returned at the time and date specified in the Booking Form, unless in the meantime the student has agreed to an extension. Extension of booking must be notified to the Music Tech Tutor Technician at least 24 hours before the end of the original loan period.• The equipment shall be the responsibility of the student at all times when in the students possession, and in the event of loss of goods or any item thereof from whatsoever cause or reason, shall immediately pay to the university the full costs of replacement, details of which are held by the Music Tech Tutor Technician.• The student, during the continuance of the loan, will not sell or offer for sale, assign, mortgage, pledge, underlet, lend or deal with the equipment or any part thereof in a manner prejudicial to the Universities rights• The student shall keep the equipment safe against fire, loss, damage or risk from whatever cause arising in the full replacement value thereof and will permit the Music Tech Tutor Technician at all reasonable times to have access to the equipment and to inspect the state and conditions thereof.• If the equipment shall be damaged or destroyed, the full costs of replacement or repair shall be received by the University within 28 days who shall, as the case may require, apply such monies either in making good the damage done or in replacing the equipment by other articles of similar description and quality and such substitute articles shall become subject to the provisions of this agreement in the same manner as the articles for which they shall have been substituted.• The student shall in no circumstances remove the equipment from the United Kingdom without obtaining the consent of the University in writing specifying the country to which the equipment is to be removed and in such event the student shall pay all additional insurance in respect of such removal of the equipment and shall indemnify the university against all customs duties, taxes or other pecuniary levies either as a result of removal of the equipment from the United Kingdom or for the return of the equipment, and shall pay to the University, if required, 10% of the value of the equipment supplied by way of a deposit, each sum to be returned to the Student at the termination of the loan by the University after deduction of any monies due by the student to the University under this agreement.• No responsibility shall be accepted by the University for any equipment not belonging to the University and the student will indemnify the University against damage to equipment supplied by the University as a result of malfunction or non-function of any equipment or installations not belonging to the University.• The equipment shall be deemed to be in good condition at the beginning of the loan period unless any damage shall have been noted on the Booking form.• Any waiver or other indulgence granted by the University shall not affect the strict rights of the University under these terms.• Responsibility for shipping, preparation of the relevant Carnet and Customs documents and lodging of any bonds shall be entirely that of the student.• The student shall be responsible for the application and provision of licences for Radio Microphones.• The student shall pay for batteries required for any equipment.• The student shall give such proof of her/his identity as the University shall reasonably require.• The terms of this contract shall include any riders attached hereto. 22