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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the use of creativity in a range of artistic disciplines and professional settings. It investigates the relation between artistic innovation and the cultural industries of the past and present, with an emphasis on issues such as collaboration, interdisciplinarity, economic sustainability and identity. Creativity is examined as an important yet enigmatic skill set that can serve to reinvigorate communities and forge new professional opportunities.

Unit content

Introduction: Creativity in a Contemporary Context

Creativity before Capitalism

Creativity and Commerce: Tensions in Modernism

Creativity and Communist Production

Creativity, Collaboration and New Technologies

Creativity and the Culture Industry

Creativity and National Identity

Creativity and Economic Policy

Creative Industries Pedagogy

Creativity and the Artist-as-Producer

What is a Portfolio Career?

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Analyse principles and concepts of creativity
2 Demonstrate an understanding of the history and operations of arts and creative industries
3 Report on professional creative industry practices in an Australian context
4 Identify interdisciplinary practices in a range of historical and contemporary contexts

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse principles and concepts of creativity
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the history and operations of arts and creative industries
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. Report on professional creative industry practices in an Australian context
    • GA2:
  4. Identify interdisciplinary practices in a range of historical and contemporary contexts
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.