PERF20036 - Creative and Professional Project 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides you with the opportunity to develop a specialised, discipline-specific or interdisciplinary project in the creative and professional industries at postgraduate level. This unit works alongside Creative and Professional Project 2 to allow you to deliver a significant single project outcome across these two units. This unit is comprised of practice, content and scholarly approaches negotiated between you and the teaching staff in order to develop a project appropriate to your creative, scholarly and professional interests that responds to the current trends and contexts of your chosen field. Using creative practice techniques, project-based learning and applied professional practice, you will create a project outcome aligned with your career and future aspirations.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PERF20029 is Anti-Requisite. Please note: PERF20029 is 8 cp unit.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Cairns
Distance
Noosa
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Cairns
Distance
Noosa
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Noosa
Online
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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. Presentation 30%
2. Portfolio 70%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: self-reflection; student feedback
Feedback
Maintain the teaching support for distance and campus students provided through regular zoom sessions
Recommendation
Continue to informally schedule fortnightly zoom sessions to provide structured support for students without relying on only individual communication.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: student feedback
Feedback
Consider shifting the due date for the first assessment task to provide more time.
Recommendation
Provide clarity in the assessment task information as to the reasoning for the due date, and also seek feedback from students in Term 2, 2018 about assessment 1.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and assess the skills acquired and processes involved in the investigation of creative or professional practice in an advanced level practice-based creative or professional project
  2. Produce a creative artefact or professional project, including work-in-progress, that has relevance to the broader creative and professional industries
  3. Evidence and evaluate project management skills, such as time management, and project timeliness

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Presentation
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation
2 - Portfolio