CART11001 - The Creative Industries
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

The creative industries are one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic sectors; and yet it is only in the last couple of decades that the arts has been seen as an industry at all. In this unit, you will explore how the creative arts industries sit on the international stage, and within the broader Australian context. You will explore the elusive and complex concept of creativity and how it is commodified to create an industry. You will consider how the combination of ideas, talent, hands-on skills, and the entrepreneurial spirit can be effectively applied within the creative industry. You will investigate the history of the creative arts from medieval craftsmen, to renaissance and later artists, to modern-day creative practitioners.

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
  • Cairns

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 35%
3. Written Assessment 35%

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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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the concept of creativity as it applies to the creative industries and the role it plays in Australian society
  2. Compare and contrast the creative industries in Australia with the international creative industries
  3. Discuss the role of the creative arts at the local, national, and international level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
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 - Written Assessment          

Prescribed Textbooks

Introducing the creative industries: From theory to practice.
Author/s: Davies, R., & Sigthorsson, G. Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Sage
City: London
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • 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 CoordinatorDavid Cashman (d.cashman@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

What are the creative industries?

Chapter 1

Week 2 13-03-2017

A history of the creative industries

Chapter 2

Week 3 20-03-2017

The concept of popular culture

Chapter 3

Quiz 1, Thursday and Friday

In-class presentations Week 1

Week 4 27-03-2017

Culture and business

Chapter 4

In-class presentations Week 2

Week 5 03-04-2017

Who are the cultural workers?

Chapter 5

In-class presentations Week 3

Vacation Week 10-04-2017


Week 6 17-04-2017

Creativity, products, and commerce

Chapter 6

Quiz 2, Thursday and Friday

In-class presentations Week 4

Week 7 24-04-2017

Culture and research

Chapter 7

In-class presentations Week 5

Week 8 01-05-2017

Consumption, audiences, and markets

Chapter 8

In-class presentations Week 6

Week 9 08-05-2017

Cultural policy

Chapter 9

Quiz 3, Thursday and Friday

In-class presentations Week 7

Week 10 15-05-2017

Creative places: National vs. global

Chapter 10

In-class presentations Week 8 (final week)

Week 11 22-05-2017

Creative places: Cities vs. regions

Chapter 11

Week 12 29-05-2017

Future Creative Industries

No Reading

Quiz 4, Thursday and Friday

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Research Assignment Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 08:30 AM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Online Quizzes
Task Description

Assessment One: Quizzes (30%)

Assessment one of CART11003 is comprised of a series of four quizzes undertaken online in weeks three, six, nine, and twelve.

  • Questions may be multiple choice, short, or long answer, or any other. Marks are assigned based on the difficulty of the question and the format. (For example, a long answer will be awarded more marks than a multiple choice).

  • Some questions will assess materials from the readings or the lectures (collaborate or in-person). Others will assess students’ knowledge of the listening list. A time limit of thirty minutes will be assigned. Questions will be drawn from history and theory sections of the course.

  • The quiz will be open at 12.01am of Thursday and close at 11.59pm on Friday of the assigned week. If the Friday is a public holiday, the quiz will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Only one attempt will be permitted.

  • At the closing time, all open quizzes will be automatically submitted. The quiz will be closed and will not be re-opened.

  • The quizzes will collectively contribute 30% of a student’s mark.<

Quiz Content and Marks

  • Quiz 1 (Week 3) will cover material from Weeks 1-3 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 2 (Week 6) will cover material from Weeks 4-6 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 3 (Week 9) will cover material from Weeks 7-9 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 4 (Week 12) will cover material from Weeks 10-12 and is worth 7.5 marks
Assessment Due Date Quizzes are due on Weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12. They will become available at 12.01am on the Thursday of the week, and will close at 11.59pm on Friday
Return Date to Students On the Tuesday after the quiz
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
  • Quiz 1 (Week 3) will cover material from Weeks 1-4 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 2 (Week 6) will cover material from Weeks 5-7 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 3 (Week 9) will cover material from Weeks 8-9 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 4 (Week 12) will cover material from Weeks 10-12 and is worth 7.5 marks
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Quizzes are completed between 12.01am on the Thursday of the week and 11.59pm on Friday. They will be completed on Moodle.

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

1. Describe the concept of creativity as it applies to the creative industries and the role it plays in Australian society

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

2. Problem Solving

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation/Written Report
Task Description

Assessment 2: Presentation/Written Report (35%)

Format

For this assessment, you will make an in-tutorial presentation on a date between Week 4 and Week 10. You may use powerpoint to support your presentation, but any problems in technology are your responsibility. Feedback will be supplied by your tutor and the class.

You may submit your preferred week of submission in the first week of class. Places will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis, and the ultimate responsibility for placement will lie with the tutor.

Two weeks after your presentation, you will submit a written report incorporating this feedback.This report must be cited correctly according to APA Style. The word limit for the report is 1000 words.

Topic

You will choose a CI (creative industries) business and conduct a case study on it. You may choose a large business or an SME. It may be local or not. You may choose to seek information from the company (if this is appropriate) or rely on secondary sources.

  • Provide background information on the organisation. How did it start? How many employees does it have? Does it have a strong history?
  • You will need to consider how this CI business integrates with the local and national creative industries?
  • Is the sector/location in which this CI business is positioned flourishing or in decline?
  • Analyse the lookout for this CI business.
You may choose from the following CI sectors:
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture
  • Crafts
  • Design: product, graphic and fashion design
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography
  • IT, software and computer services
  • Publishing
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music, performing and visual arts
Assessment Due Date Students will be assigned a week to present between Week 3 and Week 10. Their written report is due on the Monday two weeks after they present
Return Date to Students Two weeks after their written report is submitted
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria
  • Presentation
    • Content (20%)
    • Engagement level (10%)
    • Fluency (10*)
    • Ability to answer questions (10%)
  • Written report
    • Data (20%)
    • Structure (15%)
    • Format (language, layout, citation, spelling) (15%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit report through Moodle

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

2. Compare and contrast the creative industries in Australia with the international creative industries

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Research Assignment
Task Description

Research Essay (35%)

In essay format, answer the following question

What is the recent history, current state of, and outlook for your discipline* within the creative industries?

* The discipline that you are studying at CQUniversity eg. contemporary dance, popular music or acting
  • The word limit for this assignment is 1,600 words ±10%.
  • Your submission must be in essay format and must adhere to the CQUniversity APA Style Guide.
  • You may use only two web sources; however I expect at least five sources.
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 08:30 AM AEST
Return Date to Students This assignment will be returned on the date of certification of grades
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria
  • Information/Data (15%)
  • Structure (20%)
  • Argument (25%)
  • Support (15%)
  • Presentation (15%)
  • Implementation of APA Style (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit document through Moodle

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

3. Discuss the role of the creative arts at the local, national, and international level.

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice




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