PERF11021 - Community Arts
Term 1 - 2017


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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 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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

Assessment Overview

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

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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
More clarity requested regarding assessment items. Course Evaluations Course structure and assessment items to be clearly outlined at the commencement of the term, with continued communication throughout the term.
Support and assistance were available when required, with the course requirements self explanatory. Course Evaluations No recommendations necessary.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
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

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
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Practical Assessment        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorNicole Thomson (n.thomson@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

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

Week 2 13-03-2017

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

Week 3 20-03-2017

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

Week 4 27-03-2017

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

Week 5 03-04-2017

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

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

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

Week 7 24-04-2017

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

Week 8 01-05-2017

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

Week 9 08-05-2017

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

Week 10 15-05-2017

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

Written Essay - Community Arts In Australia Due Friday (19 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

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

Week 12 29-05-2017

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

Research & Reflective Journal Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Practical Assessment - Community Arts Practicum Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Research & Reflective Journal
Task Description

Length: 1000 - 1500 words

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.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

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 American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Essay - Community Arts In Australia
Task Description

Length: 1500 - 2000 words

Task:

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.
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria:

  • Ability to address the task in full (40%)
  • Ability to synthesise information in a precise and relevant manner (40%)
  • Implementation of appropriate presentation and technical requirements (10%)
  • Correct application of APA style in citations and reference list (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit online through Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Practical 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 Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria:

This assessment item will be graded as Pass or Fail.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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