CQUniversity Unit Profile
PERF11021 Community Arts
Community Arts
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General Information

Overview

This unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a knowledge and appreciation of their own community and its social fabric and values. From this knowledge base students will contribute to arts workshops around a specific issue/event within that community. The focus is on a multi-dimensional arts experience incorporating members of the community involved in the issue/event. The communities studied and the arts experience developed may be local, regional, intrastate, national, specific areas of the world, for example, Asia/Pacific region or global.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Email

Feedback

Regular access to the Unit Coordinator to answer questions related to the unit.

Recommendation

A weekly Zoom lecture was created to allow students to drop in and have any concerns voiced, any questions answered and any drafts of ideas discussed in an open forum.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. An insight into the values and needs of their local community
  2. Knowledge of the pressures of society on some groups in the community
  3. An understanding of the role of the arts in the interpretation of such pressures
  4. An ability to identify positive and negative events in the community and portray them through interpretation in performance
  5. Skills in developing links between arts and communities from local to global from indigenous Australia to Asia/Pacific regions.

N/A

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Nicole Thomson Unit Coordinator
n.thomson@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Proposal of Community Arts Organisation involvement to be submitted.

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Essay - Community Arts In Australia Due: Week 7 Friday (3 Sept 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Students will follow a self-directed schedule of study that meets the learning objectives of this unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Research & Reflective Journal Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Practical Assessment - Community Arts Practicum Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Essay - Community Arts In Australia

Task Description

Task: Written Essay

Weight: 40% of term result

Length: 1500 - 2000 words

Write an essay that discusses how community arts organisations in Australian communities build their support base and remain viable, choosing as your focus one region in Australia, with specific examples of one or two community arts organisations in that region.

  • This essay should not discuss professional arts organisations but focus of those organisations and events that rely on volunteers for the majority of their work.
  • Discuss strategies they use to maintain their volunteer/audience base, as well as their funding sources.
  • Discuss also relevant government documents, policies and funding opportunities that would be useful for these community arts organisations. Comment on the conditions imposed by these funding opportunities and the relevance to the community arts organisation.
  • Discuss any ongoing impact that COVID-19 may have had on your chosen organisation.

Word Count:

  • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion.
  • It excludes the cover page, abstract, contents page, reference page and appendices.
  • It includes in-text references and direct quotations.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (3 Sept 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit online via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (24 Sept 2021)

Assessment to be returned via Moodle


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

  • Clear introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • Detailed discussion of organisational strategies (15%)
  • Inclusion of relevant policies and funding opportunities (15%)
  • Accuracy of information (20%)
  • Ability to write clearly and logically (15%)
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and clear lay-out (15%)
  • Correct application of APA style in citations and reference list (10%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit online via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • An insight into the values and needs of their local community
  • Knowledge of the pressures of society on some groups in the community
  • An understanding of the role of the arts in the interpretation of such pressures
  • An ability to identify positive and negative events in the community and portray them through interpretation in performance


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Research & Reflective Journal

Task Description

Length: 1000 - 1500 words

Weighting: 30% of term result

Task: You are to complete a research and reflective journal on your experiences within your nominated community arts project. Although the research and reflective journal is primarily a journal of your community arts activity through the term, it should also be a scholarly reflection and should be supported with references to relevant educational and/or creative practice published literature.

Your research and reflective journal should include:

  • A weekly journal entry outlining your voluntary work in the community arts group in that week and its contribution to the group as a whole.
  • The journal will include scholarly reflection on what you have set out to do, how you have approached your activity, what you have achieved and what you would do differently in future to improve your contribution to the community arts activity.
  • References to articles in scholarly journals and books in your field of artistic/creative practice that supports the learning/artistic approaches you have used in this project.
  • Links to media are acceptable but do not count towards the word count.

Word Count:

  • The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion.
  • It excludes the cover page, abstract, contents page, reference page and appendices.
  • It includes in-text references and direct quotations.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit online via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (22 Oct 2021)

To be returned via Moodle after the conclusion of the exam period


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

   The following assessment criteria will be used for the research and reflective journal:

  • Weekly journal accurately outlining the voluntary work covered in that week (25%)
  • Demonstration of reflective and analytic thinking (40%)
  • Demonstration of an ability to write clearly and logically (20%)
  • An appropriate length of work; accurate spelling and grammar; and the correct application of the referencing style with in-text references and a reference list. (15%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit online via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • An ability to identify positive and negative events in the community and portray them through interpretation in performance
  • Skills in developing links between arts and communities from local to global from indigenous Australia to Asia/Pacific regions.


Graduate Attributes
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment - Community Arts Practicum

Task Description

   Grading: Pass/Fail

   Task:

  • You are required to undertake voluntary work in a community arts project of your choosing. Your voluntary work should be a minimum of 36 hours in total and can take place in regular weekly intervals during the term, or in a block of time during the term.
  • You will be required to provide evidence of the satisfactory completion of this involvement in the form of a letter from the community arts group leader or a similar person.
  • You will need to provide a log showing the dates and times you were involved in your community arts project.
  • By the end of Week 2, you must have informed the Unit Coordinator the name of the arts organisation that you are volunteering with, for confirmation of suitability.


   Types of possible community arts projects:

   These samples are provided for the guidance of students enrolled in this unit. Other projects may be negotiated with the Unit Coordinator, but should be of similar scope.

  • Involvement in a theatrical group either as a performer, creative (director, designer) or technical support (producer, stage manager, set & prop construction, costumes).
  • Involvement in a choir as a chorister, accompanist or conductor.
  • Involvement in a community orchestra or band as a performer, accompanist or conductor.
  • Involvement as a participant or leader in any of the following types of community arts groups
    • writers group
    • painting group
    • pottery group
    • fibre arts group

   Presentation:

   The written evidence of the satisfactory completion of this involvement in the form of a letter from the community arts group leader or a similar person must be scanned and submitted online  through the Moodle website.

   You should also upload to Moodle your log showing the dates and times you were involved in your community arts project.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Letter from Organiser submitted online via Moodle or directly to the Unit Coordinator


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (22 Oct 2021)

To be assessed after the exam period has concluded


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria


   This assessment item will be graded as Pass or Fail.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Letter from Organisation to be submitted via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • An insight into the values and needs of their local community
  • Knowledge of the pressures of society on some groups in the community
  • An understanding of the role of the arts in the interpretation of such pressures
  • An ability to identify positive and negative events in the community and portray them through interpretation in performance


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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Why is academic integrity important?

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