Creative Engagement is an interdisciplinary course where you will participate in an intensive project working directly with industry and community. This course offers multiple streams and opportunities which could involve presenting new work at a national festival or conference, visiting an international design studio or travelling to a remote location for immersive field work. You will be guided by experienced academics and industry to workshop your ideas, communicate your process, deliver professional projects and gain critical experience in the field.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous online interactive learning materials.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Synchronous and scheduled face to face workshops.||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
|Seminar – Synchronous, face to face seminars (Recorded).||1hr||Week 1||3 times|
|Information session – Synchronous online Task Information Sessions (Recorded/ All cohort/ Shared with Online).||1hr||Week 4||3 times|
|Learning materials – Asynchronous, online interactive learning materials.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Synchronous and scheduled online workshops.||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
|Seminar – The recorded version of the Blended Mode seminars or Synchronous Online Seminars (Recorded) depending on the size of the online cohort.||1hr||Week 1||3 times|
|Information session – Synchronous online Task Information Sessions (Recorded/ All cohort/ Shared with Blended).||1hr||Week 4||3 times|
300 Level (Graduate)
|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.||
|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.||
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Students will receive feedback on project proposals and creative concepts in Week 3
|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 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Oral||Individual or Group||40%||
10-minutes oral presentation
|Week 13||To be Negotiated|
2000-words and documentation
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Project Plan and Itinerary|
You will develop a project plan that will identify, discuss and negotiate a travel itinerary 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, travel 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.
|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 travels to reflect on your experiences. The oral presentation will be developed in response to an interdisciplinary question that will be selected during the intensive. Oral presentations can include creative artefacts and should involve all group members and be accompanied by slides and audio-visual materials.
Oral presentation, audio-visual slides and field documentation
|All - Assessment Task 3:Field Report and Documentation|
The field report will document personal responses, group tasks and critical reflections on all workshops and research experiences during the project. The report will describe, engage and reflect on the interdisciplinary research methods and design thinking strategies. The 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.
The format of your report will depend on your project and must be negotiated with the Course Coordinator.
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.
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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.
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
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