An examination of arts-related co-curricular activities and their relative importance to graduate outcomes and industry needs

Wee, E-Chiing (2017) An examination of arts-related co-curricular activities and their relative importance to graduate outcomes and industry needs. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: An examination of arts-related co-curricular activities and their relative importance to graduate outcomes and industry needs
Synopsis:

Research in the 21st century has revealed that apart from having good technical
capabilities, employers also seek applicants to have a strong set of soft skills (Glenn, 2008; Mitchell et al. 2010, Perreault 2004; Sutton, 2002; Wilhelm 2004). As technology continues to advance, it is vital to equip graduates with soft skills that will give them a competitive edge in employment (Roulin & Bagerter, 2010). This paper aims to determine if (i) employers from three countries seek similar soft skill attributes from fresh graduates; (ii) Singapore Management University’s (SMU) graduate outcomes are in line with employers’ expectations; and most critically (iii) if SMU’s arts-related CCAs could contribute to the development of these soft skill competencies. Research findings using comparative study, surveys and interviews indicate that all three objectives presented positive results. Limitations and recommendations for future studies were also be discussed.

Subjects: Arts Pedagogy and Practice > Thesis -- MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2020 03:32
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 03:32
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/767
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