This course introduces you to the various ways that creativity and creative practice can be communicated and understood. Successful completion of this course will provide you with a solid grounding in the major theoretical approaches underpinning creative and communication practice and critical inquiry, including semiotics, narrative theory, post-structuralism and post-modernism, network theory and Capability theory. You will also develop and employ critical and analytical skills that enrich your own and others’ creative and communication works.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous Online Delivery of Learning Material||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled Workshops (Recorded)||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
|Seminar – All Cohort Seminars (Recorded)||2hrs||Week 1||3 times|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|1||Analyse and evaluate creative and communication practices and texts in order to assess their differing social, political, and cultural implications||Knowledgeable||
PC1, PC1.1, PC5, PC5.1, PC6.2
|2||Identify and apply critical theories in the analysis and production of creative and communication practices and texts||Empowered||
PC1, PC1.1, PC2.1, PC3, PC3.1, PC5, PC5.1, PC6, PC6.2
|3||Collaborate to design or redesign a communication or creative piece that is inclusive, reflects a diversity of representation and audience, and or employs progressive discourses||Ethical||
PC1.3, PC2, PC2.1, PC3, PC4, PC4.1, PC5, PC5.1, PC6, PC6.2
|4||Communicate the intended meaning, audience and value of an original or redeveloped creative or communication text||Engaged||
PC1.1, PC3, PC3.1, PC4, PC6, PC6.2
|Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|PC3||Creative and Critical Thinking|
|PC4.1||Social Responsibility and Sustainability|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
CMN101 and CMN107
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Formative assessment on academic progress will be provided via Q & A and draft sharing/discussion that will occur within workshops and via online scheduled activity sessions, in the weeks leading up to assessment submission deadlines.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 5||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Artefact - Creative||Individual or Group||40%||
Approximately 2-5 minutes (or equivalent)
|Week 11||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check and in class|
|All||3||Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece||Individual||30%||
2000 characters (including section headings)
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Critical Framing|
In this task, you will research and write a critical framing document to demonstrate your understanding of critical theory.
You will select a specific critical lens and research to identify and analyse key literature. You will synthesise your analysis to produce a literature and contextual review.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Creative response|
In this task, will produce a creative artefact in response to your critical framing from assessment 1.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative|
Using the review of literature, methods, and context from assessment 1 you will develop and produce a creative artefact in response to that framing. In the developmental process you will collaborate with peers to refine your ideas. You can work individually or in groups (negotiated with coordinator).
|All - Assessment Task 3:A non-traditional research output (NTRO) statement|
In this task, you will write a research statement according to ERAs NTRO guidelines. In this statement you will examine how your creative artefact (assessment 2) relates to the critical framework reviewed in assessment 1.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece|
You will write a NTRO research statement consisting of 3 sections: research background, research contribution, and research significance. You will also supply any relevant supporting documentation that provides evidence to strengthen your research statement.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
It is expected that students will use their own electronic devices to assist in their learning and assessment development and submission.
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
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