PERF11028 - Creative & Performing Arts Topic 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

The objective of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a specialised unit of creative practice based study. This unit is to be undertaken in the creative and performing arts at first year level in an area that is not contained within the available units. Students will only be permitted to enrol in this unit with prior agreement from a discipline supervisor. Students interested in enrolling in the unit should contact the unit coordinator before enrolling.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Instructor consent required. Contact unit coordinator before enrolling.

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
  • Mackay

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. Practical Assessment 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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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
Learning resources Self-evaluation Consider options for including more learning resources to assist students to complete assessment tasks effectively.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to select a topic suitable for project work in the creative arts at first year degree level
  2. Produce a creative artefact relevant to the field of creative arts at first year degree level
  3. Develop project appropriate documentation, including reflection on practice and other scholarly articles at first year degree level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

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 CoordinatorJudith Brown - browj1 (J.Brown@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.

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.

Written Assessment Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Practical Assessment 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 Written Assessment
Task Description

This assignment will require you to write a personal reflective journal related to the creative and
performing arts project undertaken during the term of study. The personal reflective journal is a learning
tool and is required to be submitted at the end of term. The journal will include scholarly reflection on what you
have set out to learn, how you have approached your learning, what you have achieved and what you would do
differently in future to improve your learning experience.

Although the personal reflective journal is primarily a journal of your artistic development through the project, it should also be a scholarly reflection and should be supported with references to relevant educational and/or creative practice published literature.

Things to include in your reflective journal:

  • Observations on the experiences gained and techniques learned throughout the term;
  • A weekly journal entry outlining the work covered in that week and its contribution to the project as a whole.
  • 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;
  • Discussion about the approaches you have used in this project, supported by literature in the field.

This reflective journal MUST include a reference list. The referencing style to be used is APA style, 6th Edition.

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

Reflective journal criteria

  • 25% Appropriate documentation of the project showing work completed on a week by week basis
  • 25% Identification of specific challenges and analysis of methods used to meet these challenges
  • 25% Demonstration of reflective and analytic thinking
  • 25% Demonstration of an ability to write clearly and logically



Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

This assignment is to be submitted through the Moodle website.

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

1. Demonstrate the ability to select a topic suitable for project work in the creative arts at first year degree level

3. Develop project appropriate documentation, including reflection on practice and other scholarly articles at first year degree level

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

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

IMPORTANT DATES:

Project approval: Friday of Week 2
Project completion: Friday of Week 12

Students will undertake a creative and performing arts project for the term that has a significant
practical component. It is expected that this project will require a minimum of 10 to 12 hours per week of self-directed
study. This is to be documented and discussed as part of Assessment item 1 – Personal reflective journal.

Before students commence their project they must seek project approval from the Unit Coordinator who will also assign a project supervisor as appropriate. The project approval form can be found on the Moodle course website, and must be submitted to the Unit Coordinator before the Friday of week 2.

Evidence of the completion of the project must be submitted to the Unit Coordinator by Friday of Week 12. Students who are not able to meet these timelines due to the constraints of the project must seek an extension from the Course Coordinator before the Friday of Week 12 or risk a Fail for the course.

Possible types of projects

These samples are provided for the guidance of students enrolled in this course. Other projects may be negotiated with the Unit Coordinator, but should be of similar scope.

  • Regular performance in one or more musical or theatrical ensembles that includes weekly attendance at rehearsals and personal practice, culminating in a public performance or series of performances.
  • Regular private instrumental or vocal lessons that include weekly lessons, regular personal practice, culminating in a public performance or examination (e.g. AMEB, Trinity College London, ANZCA etc).
  • Composition or arrangement of musical works culminating in a CD recording. Number of works to be negotiated with the project supervisor.
  • Choreography of a number of dance works or theatrical works. Number of works to be negotiated with the project supervisor.
  • Teaching project within a studio, classroom, band, dance group etc. This could be working towards a specific project such as an Eisteddfod performance or end of term concert.

Possible types of evidence


These samples are provided for the guidance of students enrolled in this course.

  • CD and/or DVD recording of the public performance (performance/ theatrical/choreographic projects);
  • Certified copy of the Certificate/results sheet showing a Pass in the examination completed (music, dance or drama examinations);
  • CD recording of the compositions/arrangements, including project sheet outlining the recording processes used (for recording technology projects) and/or sheet music/arrangements used (for composition or performing projects);
  • Teaching tools for the teaching project that may include copies of the arrangements used in the ensemble, lesson plans as well as a recorded performance of the final project. In teaching projects, the focus of the assessment will be in the teaching strategies used, lesson plans, arrangements rather than the final performance.

Each project will have individual assessment criteria that is negotiated with the Unit Coordinator on submission of the Project Proposal Form at the end of Week 2.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 70%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria

  • The project assessment criteria will be negotiated with the Unit Coordinator depending on the type of project submitted on the Project Proposal Form. Assessment criteria will be sent to students by the end of week 3.

Assessment Overview - Project Approval Form.doc

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

If the project is too large or unsuitable for online submission, it may be submitted in hard copy to the Unit Coordinator. This should be posted to CQCM, P. O. Box 636, Mackay, Qld. 4740

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

1. Demonstrate the ability to select a topic suitable for project work in the creative arts at first year degree level

2. Produce a creative artefact relevant to the field of creative arts at first year degree level

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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