L5 Final Module: Identifying Direction.
Approaching an entire year in lockdown while attempting to complete second year of University has definitely proven to be tough and bewildering but now as I approach my final module of Level 5, I can’t help but feel quite blue about it. Realising I’ve lost a year and a half of my University experience and how quickly they’ve gone by at the same time. Moving forward…
Identifying Direction is a three-month, 40 credit module that aims to give us more of an idea, solidification and direction we’ll be taking in preparation for Level 6. In this module, we’ll be undertaking briefs given by outside parties. Ideally, completing a main brief and a secondary brief also. Similar to the first module back in September, Live Project, everyone has complete freedom to choose between the many varying briefs to complete for June (and internal deadlines from the brands/companies).
Along with fulfilling the live and/or competition briefs, we must spend time on our personal branding and online presence, on platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn and our digital portfolios. Building our connections, looking for freelance work, and developing personal work, all to build onto our portfolio. Besides that, a ten-minute presentation due in March, we will be introducing ourselves professionally, with all the above in mind.
On top of all these elements, as always, we must write an approx. 1000 words essay reflecting on the module, the academic year, our goals over the summer and going into L6, as well as considerations towards the daunting dissertation.
This module will be jam-packed and filled with talks from creatives in the industry as well as past and/or current graduates from University which I intend to document on this blog. Additionally, as Graduate+ week approaches, the extracurricular opportunities prompted by University, I will be documenting the sessions I attend and what I had taken from them.