CL04 - Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Practice (Major)

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Practice (Major) is aimed primarily at current and future arts management and community arts professionals, creative and performing arts practitioners and others in the creative arts industries, to enable you to extend your capacity to operate professionally and/or artistically in the creative industries in professional and/or creative roles, as well as to progress to further postgraduate study. In order to gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge, and advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills, you will choose one major area of study from the following areas:

  • Arts Management
  • Community Arts
  • Creative Practice
  • Arts Social Innovation
  • Arts and Heritage Tourism

A distinguishing feature of this course is the substantial professional-level creative and/or professional work-related project you will complete, often in association with external arts industry or other relevant partner. This will give you the opportunity to apply your advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a creative or professional practitioner. You have many options available to you as part of your project, including: arts management; events management; community arts; festival design and delivery, arts curriculum development; curatorial and exhibition projects; fashion; and a wide range of creative practice areas such as creative writing, editing and publishing including digital storytelling; film, television and photography; theatre arts; music composition and performance; and the visual arts including painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation and sound art. Your individual project will be developed in collaboration with the unit teaching staff.

Career Information

By completing the Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Practice (Major), you will be able to develop and extend your creative arts and professional skills, knowledge and judgement to give you a professional edge.The Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Practice (Major) is aimed primarily at current and future arts management and community arts professionals, creative and performing arts practitioners and others who wish to extend your capacity to operate professionally and/or artistically in the creative industries and other arts industries in professional and/or creative roles. There are a wide range of opportunities for professionals wishing to enter, or work in, arts management, events management, community arts, arts education, curatorial practice, fashion and a wide range of creative practice areas such as: creative writing, editing and publishing including digital storytelling and writing for stage and screen; film, television and photography; the visual arts, theatre arts and music composition and performance; arts event design and delivery; arts curriculum development; curatorial and exhibition practice.

A distinguishing feature of this course is the substantial professional-level creative and/or professional work-related project you complete, often in association with external arts industry or other relevant partners. Your individual project will be developed in collaboration with the unit teaching staff, and can include an internship with a creative, professional and/or community body, organisation or business, to build your professional career portfolio and networks.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertCPP
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Please note that the Community Arts specialisation is not available in 2019.
Online

Term 2 - 2018

Cairns
Distance
Noosa

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors are available for full time study. Please see the More Details section for further information.
Cairns
Distance
Noosa
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Please note that the Community Arts specialisation is not available in 2019.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Not all majors are available for full time study. Please see the More Details section for further information.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, students must have completed a Bachelor degree (or an equivalent qualification) or have satisfied the Dean of School (or nominee), of their competence to undertake the course on the basis of an equivalent qualification or experience. For example, equivalence may be determined by a combination of: an academic record in a diploma or certificate award of appropriate content standards or other cognate study or training; and/or published/performed/exhibited or unpublished material of appropriate content and standard; and/or non-award professional development activities and/or work experience.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
There are Pre-requisite qualifications, knowledge and/or experience.
Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

Nil

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

PERF20036 - Participation in, and engagement with mounting, the end-of-term exhibition of students' work produced in this unit offers an authentic work-integrated learning opportunity. Optional internship in creative, professional and/or community arts body, organisation or business is available to both internal and external students in this unit.
PERF20037 - Participation in, and engagement with mounting, the end-of-term exhibition of students' work produced in this unit offers an authentic work-integrated learning opportunity. Optional internship in creative, professional and/or community arts body, organisation or business is available to both internal and external students in this unit.
PERF20039 - Participation in, and engagement with mounting, the end-of-term exhibition of students' work produced in this unit offers an authentic work-integrated learning opportunity. Optional internship in creative, professional and/or community arts body, organisation or business is available to both internal and external students in this unit.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 5
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Arts and Heritage Tourism Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate advanced theoretical concepts and principles in the creative industries and creative arts industries, with particular reference to creative and/or professional practice
  • 2. Communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 3. Conceptualise, project-manage and produce an advanced creative and/or professional project within a creative industries and/or creative arts context
  • 4. Evaluate and appraise advanced creative and/or professional technical skills in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an ethical creative and/or professional practitioner in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Arts Management Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate advanced theoretical concepts and principles in the creative industries and creative arts industries, with particular reference to creative and/or professional practice
  • 2. Communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 3. Conceptualise, project-manage and produce an advanced creative and/or professional project within a creative industries and/or creative arts context
  • 4. Evaluate and appraise advanced creative and/or professional technical skills in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an ethical creative and/or professional practitioner in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Arts Social Innovation Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate advanced theoretical concepts and principles in the creative industries and creative arts industries, with particular reference to creative and/or professional practice
  • 2. Communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 3. Conceptualise, project-manage and produce an advanced creative and/or professional project within a creative industries and/or creative arts context
  • 4. Evaluate and appraise advanced creative and/or professional technical skills in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an ethical creative and/or professional practitioner in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Community Arts Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate advanced theoretical concepts and principles in the creative industries and creative arts industries, with particular reference to creative and/or professional practice
  • 2. Communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 3. Conceptualise, project-manage and produce an advanced creative and/or professional project within a creative industries and/or creative arts context
  • 4. Evaluate and appraise advanced creative and/or professional technical skills in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an ethical creative and/or professional practitioner in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Creative Practice Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate advanced theoretical concepts and principles in the creative industries and creative arts industries, with particular reference to creative and/or professional practice
  • 2. Communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 3. Conceptualise, project-manage and produce an advanced creative and/or professional project within a creative industries and/or creative arts context
  • 4. Evaluate and appraise advanced creative and/or professional technical skills in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an ethical creative and/or professional practitioner in the creative industries and/or creative arts industries.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 1 Total credit points: 6

Core in all majors in course.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PERF20035 Creative and Professional Industries
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Arts and Heritage Tourism Major

Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Students can complete an internship in arts and heritage tourism in this major.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
TOUR20021 Tourism Impacts on Community, Culture and Heritage
PERF20036 Creative and Professional Project 1
PERF20037 Creative and Professional Project 2
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Arts Management Major

Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Students can complete an internship in arts management in this major.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PERF20034 Arts Management
PERF20036 Creative and Professional Project 1
PERF20037 Creative and Professional Project 2
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Arts Social Innovation Major

Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Students can complete an internship in social innovation in the arts in this major.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MGMT20142 Contemporary Issues in Social Innovation
PERF20036 Creative and Professional Project 1
PERF20037 Creative and Professional Project 2
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Community Arts Major

Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Students can complete an internship in community arts in this major.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PERF20038 Community Arts - Advanced
PERF20036 Creative and Professional Project 1
PERF20037 Creative and Professional Project 2
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Creative Practice Major

Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Students can complete an internship in creative practice in this major.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PERF20039 Applied Creative and Professional Practice
PERF20036 Creative and Professional Project 1
PERF20037 Creative and Professional Project 2
More Details

Students can study internally at Noosa and Cairns, and externally by distance

External students in/near Noosa, Cairns, Bundaberg and other CQUniversity campuses will be consulted and may be offered support through non-compulsory on-campus workshops.

Units at Noosa and Cairns may be delivered by a combination of on-campus study, intensive workshops and online study.

 

Students can enter the course in Term 1 or Term 2.

All majors are available for Term 1 or Term 2 entry for part time students.

Not all majors are available for Term 1 or Term 2 entry for full time students.

 

·         Creative Practice major - available for Term 1 or Term 2 entry for full and part time students

·         Arts Management major - available for Term 2 entry for full time students, Term 1 or Term 2 entry for part time students 

·         Community Arts major - available for Term 2 entry for full time students, Term 1 or Term 2 entry for part time students.Please note that the              Community Arts major is not currently available.

·         Arts and Heritage Tourism major - available for Term 2 entry for full time students, Term 1 or Term 2 entry for part time students

·         Arts Social Innovation major - available for Term 1 or Term 2 entry for full and part time students



There is a recommended study plan for part-time students regardless of their Major. Students should ensure they enrol in PERF20036 (Creative and Professional Project 1) in their first term of study, and PERF20037 (Creative and Professional Project 2) in their second term of study. If possible, students should enrol in PERF20035 (Creative and Professional Industries) in their first term of study, and then enrol in their remaining specialisation unit in their second term of study. 



Please contact Professor Donna Brien (d.brien@cqu.edu.au) for further information about this course.