CART11002 - Creative Pioneers

General Information

Unit Synopsis

What compels artists to create and provokes their desire to break new artistic ground? In this unit you will consider the concept of creativity and its history; what it is and how it has been employed by great artistic minds from the medieval era to the present day. You will consider the nature of innovation and outcomes of the many different forms of creative process. You will examine how creative pioneers have harnessed creative energy and applied it to their artistic practice.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Essay 40%
2. In-class Test(s) 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 18.18% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit evaluation
Teaching Facilities
Examine room selection for the delivery of this unit.
Action Taken
In 2017 a variety of rooms at the Sydney campus were trialed. In 2018 Room 6.15 in Sydney proved to be a good location from which to deliver the tutorial and was used consistently throughout the semester.
Source: Staff feedback
Implementing alternative assessments such as a presentation, essay and in-class tests.
Action Taken
In 2018 different assessments were implemented as per the recommendation: a live presentation, research essay and in-class test.
Source: Unit evaluation / personal communication
Relevance of content, assessment and feedback
Unit evaluation responses were very mixed between campuses. I will continue to individually address issues with individual campuses to ensure the learning experience remains positive
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback, Dean of Arts
Technical issues with delivery of course
This year there were ongoing issues with the technical delivery of the course this semester, largely owing to the fact that lectures were delivered via zoom; technical issues would not manifest until the start of the meeting/tutorial. This could easily be fixed by reverting to the previous delivery method where tutorials were directly linked and recorded by TASAC.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and explain artistic approaches to creativity from the medieval era to the present day
  2. Describe and contextualise the concept of the avant-garde and its social and artistic implications
  3. Discuss ways various creative pioneers have harnessed creative energy and applied it to their creative practice.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Essay
2 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Essay
2 - In-class Test(s)