Creative Life (9701.3)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
The University has five generic skills for coursework courses. By the end a course, graduates will have developed the following skills and attributes in:
1. Communication - The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
2. Analysis and Inquiry - The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
3. Problem Solving - The ability to apply problem-solving process in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
4. Working independently and with others - The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
5. Professionalism & Social Responsibility - The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
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While there are no required readings for this unit, a specific set of readings will be suggested before and in lectures. Students will be alerted to these through the unit outline, the Canvas Learning Management site, lectures and tutorials..
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
All work must be completed and submitted by the due date. Work submitted after the due date will only be assessed on a pass or fail basis and without comments, unless an extension has been given. Applications for an extension may be made on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances and must be submitted formally via email to the unit convener using the appropriate form, regardless of any informal agreement.
Students should apply for extensions before the due submission date, and are advised to do so as early as possible. Applications after the due submission date will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. Workload pressures from other units, or outside employment, are not valid reasons for an extension. Extensions will not be given automatically on application.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Full attendance at all lectures and tutorials is expected. There is a significant link between a student's attendance / participation, and the quality of their learning outcomes demonstrated by the submitted assessable project components.
Required IT skills
Students require general computing skills in applications such as word, PowerPoint and basic internet search capability.
Work placement, internships or practicums