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Creative Life (9701.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (191315) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQEC-NAM (191316) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (191314) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQN-TOWNSV (176322) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (176320) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQEC-NAM (176321) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (176319) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQN-TOWNSV (172348) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQG-CO (163204) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQEC-NAM (172347) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (163203) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (154078) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (147084) - View

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Syllabus

Before the student can embark on a creative career there are some key questions which need answering. What is creativity? Where does it come from? Is creativity an unpredictable, transient state or can it be purposefully induced? How will a creative life likely differ from the norm?
This unit aims to focus the student on the exploration of creativity from the inside out; to delve into the student's own creative processes and expectations of a life in the creative industries, while exploring creativity and inspiration from an objective viewpoint, by examining creativity from both Western and Eastern perspectives through the lives and careers of influential creative mentors.
The unit introduces the student to academic research processes and practices, which align with self-exploration and reflection, clarifying a clear goal towards a fulfilling and successful creative career.
In this way this unit is the precursor to The Creative Career core unit.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify and describe personal career aspirations;

2. Review the creative life of an influential artist/professional, to discover sources of inspiration and creative methodologies;

3. Identify motivational, inspirational and creative techniques;

4. Relate career aspirations to career alternatives; and

5. Employ communication skills in an academic and/or creative context.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

None

Equivalent Units

None



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