Course Outline

BCI304 Creative Engagement

Course Coordinator:Leah Barclay ( School:School of Business and Creative Industries

2024Session 4

UniSC Sunshine Coast

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.


Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?


Creative Engagement is an interdisciplinary course where you will participate in an intensive project working directly with industry and community. This course offers multiple opportunities including presenting new work at a national festival or conference, visiting an international design studio, or travelling to a remote location for fieldwork. You will be guided by experienced academics and industry to develop ideas, communicate processes, deliver professional projects and gain experience in the field. Pre-approval from the course coordinator is required to enrol in Sessions 4 and 8.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled workshops. 2hrs Week 1 2 times
Fieldwork – Minimum of 30 hours of field work/project equivalent 30hrs Not applicable Once Only
Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities. 3hrs Week 1 3 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled workshops. 2hrs Week 1 2 times
Fieldwork – Minimum of 30 hours of field work/project equivalent 30hrs Not applicable Once Only
Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities. 3hrs Week 1 3 times

Course Topics

  • Project Development 
  • Design Thinking 
  • Field Work 
  • Collaboration 
  • Interdisciplinary Research 
  • Industry Engagement

What level is this course?

300 Level (Graduate)

Demonstrating coherence and breadth or depth of knowledge and skills. Independent application of knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Meeting professional requirements and AQF descriptors for the degree. May require pre-requisites where discipline specific introductory or developing knowledge or skills is necessary. Normally undertaken in the third or fourth full-time study year of an undergraduate program.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
1 Apply creative project development, research, project management and interdisciplinary skills Knowledgeable
2 Communicate knowledge, concepts and creative ideas to various audiences and stakeholders. Empowered
3 Recognise and reflect upon local, regional, and global perspectives in approaching creative practices Creative and critical thinker
4 Apply design thinking, ethical practice, and inclusive design methods to generate innovative creative projects and original ideas for diverse contexts locally and internationally. Empowered
5 Create design solutions, concepts and outcomes for industry bodies, communities and clients informed by social, cultural, and ecological awareness (including SGDs) Ethical
6 Critically evaluate and utilise problem-solving strategies, creativity, and theoretical frameworks to work collaboratively with a team to delivery a major project outcome Creative and critical thinker

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.


Not applicable


Not applicable


Not applicable

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Students will receive feedback on project proposals and creative concepts in Week 3

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Plan Individual or Group 20%
1500 words or equivalent (the size of the plan is dependent on the number of team members).
Week 3 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 2 Oral Individual or Group 30%
10-minutes oral presentation
Week 7 To be Negotiated
All 3 Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece Individual 50%
2000-words and documentation
Week 8 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All - Assessment Task 1:Project Plan and Itinerary
Develop a plan and itinerary to assist your team in developing and delivering your creative engagement project
Product: Plan
You will develop a project plan that will identify, discuss and negotiate a travel itinerary or project plan designed to deliver a creative project or field experience. The project plan and travel itinerary must include a project overview, reflection of how the experience will enhance and expand your disciplinary knowledge, risk assessment, team profiles, deliverables and a summary of how tasks, itinerary and time will be managed. The plan should be submitted in a written format but the format can be negotiated with the Course Coordinator. Specific task details and description can be found in the Task 1 folder.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Application of creative project development and research
1 5 6
Application of project management skills
1 6
Communication of concepts, plans and proposed project outcomes
All - Assessment Task 2:Oral Presentation
You will work with your group to write and deliver a 10 minute oral presentation after returning from your field work or completing your project to reflect on your experiences.
Product: Oral
Oral presentation, audio-visual slides and field documentation.

Your oral presentation can include creative artefacts and should involve all group members. Your Canvas submission will include your final slides and supporting audio-visual materials.

Across all our Creative Industries undergraduate programs, we are collecting data for assurance of learning purposes. This task is being used for measurement towards our School's Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. The following Program Competency will be assessed is this Task "Community engagement with place and people".
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Communication of project experience and outcomes to various audiences and stakeholders
Reflection on local, regional and global perspectives in project outcomes and experiences
Application of ethical and inclusive design methods in project delivery and outcomes
Application of original creative ideas, processes and outcomes in collaboration with a project team
4 5 6
All - Assessment Task 3:Field Report, Creative Artefact and Documentation
Develop a field report and creative artefacts that document personal responses and critical reflections on all field and research experiences during the project.
Product: Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece
The format of your report and artefacts will depend on your project and must be negotiated with the Course Coordinator.

The field report and final creative artefacts will document personal responses and critical reflections on all field and research experiences during the project. The report will describe, engage and reflect on the interdisciplinary research methods and design thinking strategies.
The creative artefacts and field report will include 2000-word written response and should also include documentation which could include images, maps, reflective field notes or audio-visual recordings. The report must reference at least three of the (project specific) course readings.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Application of creative skills, project management and research
Communication of outcomes, knowledge and creative ideas
Reflection on local, regional and global perspectives and project context
Application of original creative practice and ethical and inclusive design methods
Application of design solutions informed by social, cultural and ecological awareness (including SGDs)
Application of creative and communication skills in collaboration and effective team work.
2 6

Directed study hours

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. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

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.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

There are no required/recommended resources for this course.

Specific requirements

Not applicable

How are risks managed in this course?

Risk assessments have been performed for all field activities and low to moderate levels of health and safety risk exists. Moderate risks may include working in an Australian bush setting, working with people, working outside normal office hours for example. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

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.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks will be penalised at the following maximum rate:

5% (of the assessment task’s identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task
10% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the third day
20% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task
A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task.
Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late.

To request an extension, you must contact your Course Coordinator and supply the required documentation to negotiate an outcome.


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